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 →

Cork Institute of Technology

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), formerly the Regional Technical College, Cork, is an Institute of Technology in Ireland, located in Cork, Ireland opened in 1973. The institute has 17,000 students (both part-time and full-time) in art, business, engineering, music, drama and science disciplines. Cork Institute of Technology comprises two constituent Faculties and three constituent Colleges.... Continue Reading →

A Glimpse at Our History: Ambassador Bryan Lee on the MA in Strategic Studies (online programme), 2015-7

UCC International Students

Bryan is a recent graduate of the Masters in Strategic Studies program at University College Cork. Before that, he earned a Masters in Development Practice from Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin and a Bachelors degree in Economics and Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Bryan has previous experience in international development working in Rwanda and Tanzania. He is currently working at College of the Desert in California.

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Can you describe, in your own words, your experience on an Online Masters programme at UCC:

– What subject matter did you study that most interested you and why?

– How did that affect or help your subsequent career choice and path? How do you think it will affect or help your subsequent career choice and path?

My experience in the online Strategic Studies program has been engaging and intellectually stimulating. I decided to do an online degree because…

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