给勇敢追梦的你 by 叶秀珊
Studying at Dublin City University for Msc in Journalism
Short on time? Here are the highlights:
- Under an expanded funding formula, participation in the Erasmus+ European student mobility programme more than doubled in 2014
- 500,000 students and 150,000 educators received funding for training, study, and volunteering abroad that year
- The programme has been shown to have significant effects on the employability of participants
- This is especially true for programme alumni in Eastern Europe, whose risk of long-term unemployment was reduced by 83%, and Southern Europe, where mobile students were half as likely to experience long-term unemployment
Read full passage on http://monitor.icef.com/2016/02/erasmus-participation-doubles-in-2014-boosts-youth-employment/
Short on time? Here are the highlights:
- Currency values play an important role in shaping demand for study abroad
- We are seeing reports of actual and projected shifts in student mobility in response to dramatic (i.e., 30% or more) changes in currency exchange rates
- Two recent examples are Canada, which is expected to attract more American students in 2016/17, and Russia, which anticipates continued enrolment growth from European and Asian markets in 2016
- Both destinations have seen their currencies fall off by about 30% against the US dollar
Read full passage on http://monitor.icef.com/2016/02/shifting-currencies-expected-to-drive-growth-for-more-affordable-destinations/
Fortunately, I had another shot at my ticket. There was an Education Ireland booth set up on Tar UC campus, and I intuitively went to check it out. (If you are ever wondering, it is significantly affordable compared to the likes of UK and Australia)
Lo and behold after 2 years, here I am, now working in Ireland; all because of the best decision I had ever made – to study in Ireland. Within these 2 years, I had the greatest time of my life, met friends from all around the continent whom I would even consider as family and even seen various wonders of the world. All these experiences, I would say had profoundly humbled me as a person and I will definitely cherish all those moments to the end of days. I am currently employed in Ireland by the company provided internship during my undergraduate.
I completed my diploma at TAR UC and I transferred to Ireland my third year of Mechanical Engineering in Ireland. Over the years, the university has invested millions of Euros to provide students with the best learning materials, facilities and tutors. In the university, there is a newly built Engineering building and was equipped with the latest experiment devices for the students. Apart from that, whenever I find any difficulties within the course, there are always experienced tutors and friendly staff that are willing to guide me. The interaction between students and tutors are exciting as well as everyone has their different opinions on certain matters. A challenge to minds, I would stay.
Ireland is a beautiful country with many sights to see. I have never once regretted my decision to further my studies here. It’s not just about studying when you study abroad. It’s all about the experience. My college provides us with a multinational environment where I have actually made friends from all around the world such as Brazil, China, Poland and Germany. So here’s a piece of advice : Explore, enjoy and have fun. Don’t forget to study too!
Coming to Ireland is probably one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. Letting go every single bit of my comfortable circle in Malaysia was never easy, but I am glad that I was persistent with my decision to pursue a postgraduate degree in Ireland. Not only I received a world-class postgraduate education at affordable fees, I also acquired world-class soft skills through various learning opportunities within Ireland and Europe. Education in Ireland is beyond books and classrooms, it is learning through our everyday life experiences. Currently as a PhD researcher, I took this step further as I truly believe that this postgraduate learning in Ireland will bring me to a different level of learning and a step closer to achieve my dream.
It is my 2nd year in Ireland and I still find in Ireland the best country I have ever been in these 19 years. I am falling in love with this superb country. Ireland is a peaceful and quiet country with amazing greeneries. The weather in Ireland is cooling even during summer. Most Irish people are friendly and you can walk to them easily. The learning style in Ireland is also different in Ireland; we are encouraged to think outside the box. I made a life changing decision to come to Ireland to pursue my foundation course immediately after I finished my SPM exam. Progression route into Degree has made it easier after 9 months of foundation course and I am now pursing the Year 2 degree here. I highly recommend this route to anyone who is sure of the course they want to study as this will save you a lot of time and money. Studying abroad might be tough but I found out that most Malaysians are able to cope with their home-sickness easily. Studying in Ireland is definitely one of the best decisions I have made in my life.