Join our Student Ambassador, Huijun Zhou and embark on the thrilling adventure of studying abroad. ūüĆé

Ireland – I’m back again, I first came to Ireland in 2014 with lots of great memories and travelling experiences and nine years later I’m back to continue my postgraduate studies. This time, I wanted to experience more of Ireland’s cultural and educational charms.¬†

¬†My name is Huijun Zhou and I am from Shenzhen, China, which is close to Hong Kong and is a very modern, technologically advanced city with large green areas, just like Ireland. Currently, I am studying for a Master’s Degree in International Business Practice at the Munster University of Technology in Cork, Ireland. Cork is the second largest city in Ireland. I will share about studying, living, travelling and accommodation below to introduce you to my daily life in Cork Ireland.¬†



About education cooperation between Ireland and China: 

With the increasingly close cooperation between China and Ireland in the fields of economy, culture, science and technology, education cooperation is also increasing, in 2014-2023, which is Ireland’s transnational joint education cooperation, in China’s rapid development of the decade. Interdisciplinary joint projects from less than 40 in 2014 to 101 today, Ireland is in the top ten in terms of the number of projects in the country area of Sino-foreign cooperation in education, and fourth in Europe, ahead of many countries larger than Ireland. I believe more and more Chinese students will come to study in Ireland in the future.¬†

About my school MTU: 

MTU is a very modern school with modern teaching and facilities, which is going to be one of the biggest schools in the South West of Ireland, currently there are two different campuses, Cork Campus and Kerry Campus, MTU not only has an academic atmosphere but also has all kinds of free lectures, career development, academic health and safety training, as well as a great library and gym, and there is also a lot of guidance on future employment and help in life. MTU always puts students first. 

About life in Cork: 

Life in Cork I think is wonderful, jazz festivals, food festivals, libraries, and all kinds of sports halls, and art museums, never let you feel bored in the holidays. My recreational activity is golf as I am also the Public Relations Officer for the Golf Club at MTU University and often organize events, the golf courses in Ireland are fantastic and I am sure when you are in Ireland you must experience them.  


About travelling in Cork: 

On weekdays we travel to cities around Cork on holiday weekends, such as Kinsale town and Cobh, and there are many beaches around that are beautiful and worth visiting, but also to Dublin and Galway and Limerick some of the cities that have famous attractions. At Christmas, you can apply for a Schengen visa to travel to Europe and the UK for your holidays. 

About accommodation in Ireland: 

For international students coming to Ireland to study, student accommodation needs to be considered well in advance because there are so many students and we all want to have a convenient and short commute to be able to spend more time studying, so it is recommended that you book in advance with the school or student accommodation. I booked eight months before the start of the academic year, so I was able to find my ideal student accommodation. 

I will also be doing a detailed video shoot of my student accommodation and my school in the upcoming blogs to give you an idea of my accommodation and study environment. I hope you have a wonderful and unforgettable stay in Ireland. 

You can find me on Education Ireland and LinkedIn, so feel free to follow me and ask me any questions you may have, and I’ll be happy to answer any questions. Thank you all for reading and it was a pleasure to meet you!¬†

Huijun Zhou is studying Global Business at MTU via Education in Ireland.