Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

For over 200 years RCSI has played a major role in medical education and training in Ireland. Founded in 1784 to train surgeons, today the College provides extensive education and training in the healthcare professions at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Ireland’s largest medical school. International mix of students; over 60 countries represented in the student... Continue Reading →


Top 5 things to do in Limerick

No. 1 King John's Castle King John's Castle is a 13th-century castle located on King's Island in Limerick, Ireland, next to the River Shannon. Although the site dates back to 922 when the Vikings lived on the Island, the castle itself was built on the orders of King John in 1200. One of the best preserved... Continue Reading →

University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is a university in Limerick, Ireland was founded in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick. In 1989, it became a university in accordance with the University of Limerick Act 1989.It was the first university established since the 1922 founding of the Republic of Ireland. With close to... Continue Reading →

Top 5 places to go in Cork

No. 1 The English Market The English Market is a food market in the centre of Cork, Ireland, occupying an area stretching from Princes Street to the Grand Parade. It is made-up of Princes Street Market and Grand Parade Market and is regarded for its mid-19th-century architecture and locally produced artisan food. The market is well supported locally and has... Continue Reading →

Fulbright Reflection Series: Sean O’Rourke’s Letter to Potential Fulbright Applicants

UCC International Students

Hello Fulbright Applicant,

UCCI’ve been asked to write a short reflection on my experience writing a Fulbright application and, honestly, I was unsure what to say. I was (and still am) surprised to receive the grant. Hopefully though, my experience will be of some use to you as you begin your application.

My first bit of advice is to start your application early. That’s not to say you should start immediately worrying if you haven’t started the application process well in advance. Many people have received Fulbrights without doing so. That said, starting the application well ahead of the deadline will give you a distinct advantage. It gives you time to draft and redraft your essays, figure out what works and doesn’t in your application, what should be emphasized more, what needs to be emphasized less. It allows you the space to coolly reflect on your application and find the…

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Junior Year at Trinity College Dublin

The World of Trinity

By Maria Heines

I am writing this second blog while treating myself to a hot chocolate at a café across the river from Ireland’s immigration office. Today is the day I will (hopefully) officially be able to call Dublin my home away from home! Despite not having the official paperwork, yet, Dublin has certainty begun to feel like home as I have gotten into a rhythm of classes, sport practices, chilling at Binary Hub, and wandering around town with friends.

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Mary Immaculate College

Mary Immaculate College (Irish: Coláiste Mhuire gan Smál), also known as MIC or Mary I, is a College of Education and Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, the university level College of Education and the Liberal Arts is academically linked with the University of Limerick. The College now has a student population of over 3,600, enrolled in undergraduate programmes for B.Ed and BA... Continue Reading →

Institute of Art, Design and Technology

(Dún Laoghaire) Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) is located at Dún Laoghaire, Ireland. It was established in 1997 and incorporated the former Dún Laoghaire College of Art and Design as its School of Creative Arts. IADT is student-centred by design. Staff work hard to foster a vibrant, energetic and stimulating atmosphere, in which students grow as... Continue Reading →

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