BSc (Hons) Biological and Chemical Science, UCC – 2017 Year 1
I have been studying in UCC for 3 months already which is a new life for me. Not like Dublin Cork is a city of culture, I can slow down myself to enjoy the study life. I love this learning environment which is really different from Hong Kong. In my course, nobody is Asian, except me! In here, I meet many new friends who come from different countries. They are so friendly and nice, so don’t be shy and say Hi to the one who sit next to you! I joined the Dublin day trip with Korean Society, therefore, I have met quite lots of friend who study at UCC, TCD, UCD and DIT. We had a good time, what a memorable experience!
BA in Culinary Art, DKIT
I have an amazing time in the past few months of my first year studying at DKIT. All of the lecturers are equipped with very high qualifications and they conduct classes with professional attitudes. In the lectures, they are helpful, friendly and funny. They talk to me like friends without inequity.
Normally I have classes in the kitchen 4 days a week, so I have a lot of opportunities to practice kitchen skills instead of only watching and listening.
Furthermore, there are many sports and societies open to students. For example archery and fencing. Sometimes there are tours visiting different places and the costs are really low.
About our learning assessment, lecturers always tell us not to stress too much on exams but to do better assignments. It’s great, I don’t need to worry too much on exams and enjoy classes. My lecturer Michael also assisted me to get a part-time job, he is very kind and takes good care about me that I feel so warm here.
BA in Culinary Arts, IT Tralee (Completed L6 at IIHCS, transfer to year 2 at IT Tralee)
Studying in Ireland is not a common choice for Hong Kong students, but studying in Ireland could be a good alternative that you may consider.
I am a year 2 student studying Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts in Institute Technology of Tralee. In this programme, I am involved in different kind of research and training in the Kitchen. Skills learned in year one such as reaction of different combination of ingredients, food biology and nutrition analysis, they are foundation knowledge for my current and future learning.
Studying Culinary Arts here is so much different from what people at home normally think, such as the operation of the kitchen, very often we need to work on our own and learn to handle different problems. I am also benefited from small class learning that allows me to receive more focused professional support and teaching by experienced lecturers in the industry which has facilitated my learning very much. I am happy that I chose studying in Ireland.
BA (Hons) Social Science, UCD – 2017 Year 1
My study life in UCD is awesome. As UCD has a massive campus with all kinds of facilities such as libraries, gym room, sports courts etc. It indeed provides a comfortable environment for me to study, learn and enjoy the college life. I have met some friends in my course and in a society. I really make my college life more colourful so that it is not just about study. The lecturers in UCD are very professional too. They teach very well and always feel free to answer our questions. In many aspects, UCD really gives me a nice college experience for studying aboard.
BA (Hons) Social Science, UCD – 2017 Year 2
Dublin is a lovely place and UCD has a lovely campus. Nothing more than enjoying the university life in a place where people are kind and approachable. You always want to study abroad, leaving your comfort zone without having so much pressure and here is the place. The weather here is nice as well, even though it is rather cold, but why not? Academic-wise the lecturer here are always friendly and you will meet a lot of international students here from the USA, Europe etc. so I could always meet different people and even organise study group with them!
Studying sports and health science at IT Carlow 2016
You can’t imagine how nice and kind the people are in Ireland. There is no racism here. I regularly play basketball with players from different countries every Friday and we always have a great fun. One more thing I have to mention is that the living cost is much cheaper than HK’s
MScIM , Trinity College Dublin 2016
As a place of great historical and cultural importance, Dublin is definitely one of my favourite cities. My journey with Trinity College Dublin has made my overall Irish experience an even better one. I took part in the programme of MSc in International Management and it has definitely opened the gateway to the career I aimed to pursue. Other than gaining solid academic foundations, I have established the most valuable relationships with all the young professionals I met along the way. Ireland is not just a place where I enhanced my academic profile, but also a great setting in which I have developed my global perspective. My choice to Trinity will never be regretted and Dublin will always be the Place-To-Be for everyone who enjoys life.
Studying overseas was never part of my plan. Yet, I came to Ireland to study because I wish to broaden my horizon.
Ireland, as a European country, has lots of difference when comparing to Hong Kong, especially in Galway, it is very quiet where you can focus on your study and on yourself. I have revised my learning style and found out the most effective way of learning for me. Also, classes are small that you can easily concentrate in class and make progress. What’s more, with the encouragement of your teachers, you will learn to motivate yourself when no one will help you to achieve your goals. It highly depends on how much effort you put in.
Galway has a spectacular sea view, you will feel relaxed and relieved whenever you are stressed about your work or being homesick. People in Ireland are very nice and friendly, they are always willing to talk to you. Although there are far less entertainment than in Hong Kong, you will be more likely to try new things and earn a new experience. In addition, you can join festivals such as Saint Patrick’s Day, Food Festival, all of these festivals show the friendliness and hospitality of Irish people.
Studying in Ireland provides me with an opportunity to experience an entirely different culture. The environment is extremely comfortable with a slower tempo and relaxing atmosphere which allows me to refresh myself after finishing study. One thing that has impressed me a lot is that Irish people are unbelievably friendly and kind. They are willing to chat with you despite not knowing you. Apart from the environment and culture, the quality education in Ireland also strengthens my academic knowledge a lot. Undoubtedly, studying abroad is the best way for me to become a better English user which is also one of the purposes of me being in Ireland. As I communicate with teachers in English all the time, I am actually becoming more confident when interacting with native speakers. Therefore, I think I have made the right decision to study in Ireland. A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step, I am sure that I can progress myself continuously and have an outstanding development in the future.