Good advice for students from Latin America

UCC International Students

We’ve been talking to our existing students from Latin America and they have put together some recommendations for new students coming this September. Take note everyone!!!



The weather in Ireland will be very different to what you are used to. Even your Brazilian warm clothes won’t be warm enough for our winters so our current students advised us that it’s best to pack the warmest clothes you have and you can buy more items when you arrive quite cheaply. Don’t worry too much though, it’s not all rain and we get sunshine in Ireland too  – at times!!



As you will be adapting to a new academic environment, this means changes in assessment, exams and grading for some students. Continuous assessment is used in UCC but the main assessment for your grades will be an exam at the end of term/year. Essay-style answering is common. Students can have…

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