UCC International Student Ambassadors are to be honoured at the Government of Ireland Scholar and Student Ambassador Awards Ceremony on Friday April 19th at the Department of Education, Dublin, followed by a trip to Áras an Uachtaráin to meet our President.
Our Ambassadors Audrey Dearing and Kritarth Seth will meet with Minister Ruairí Quinn and President Higgins during the event. Unfortunately Ambassadors Rachel Walker and Gangotri Dey are currently travelling and cannot make the event.
Audrey and Kritarth are extremely excited. Our International Ambassadors have spent the last year composing blogs to raise awareness around Irish education and assisting and encouraging interested students from overseas as they embark on their search for the right university or college.
Audrey, Kritarth and Rachel offer advice to students coming to UCC from all around the world:
Audrey – USA
“Enjoy being in Cork! Cork people are (in my opinion) the friendliest in Ireland, and they love talking about Cork.”
Kritarth – India
“I highly recommend UCC for higher education as it is a very nice mix of international atmosphere, great teachers and a wide range of facilities for the students. The laboratories are well equipped and the library is full of literary marvels.”
Rachel – USA
“I thought that seeing the world from a foreigner’s eyes would teach me more than I could ever learn at home. I also really wanted to do a degree that focused on the business-side of food as opposed to the science-side.”
Ireland’s Student Ambassador Programme is one of a series of new initiatives from Education in Ireland. Education in Ireland provided our Ambassadors with high level training on how best to harness effective online communication skills such as writing for blogs, film and audio for digital content and the use and impact of social media. Read more about the event here: http://blog.educationinireland.com/2013/04/a-very-special-house-call/