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Our Students on Internationalisation

Our Students on Internationalisation

29 July 21
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Students bring their voice to the conversation on internationalisation and what it means to seek new opportunities in a foreign land in the midst of a pandemic.

Our international students come to NUI Galway for many reasons, with different goals and ambitions in mind. What they all share is an abiding mix of experiences, memories and emotions.

Regardless of their backgrounds and homelands, their arrival sets a significant challenge to live and learn in a new, and at times alien, environment and culture.  

Students from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Australia, North America and from across Asia joined this edition of Cois Coiribe, to bring their voice to the conversation around internationalisation and what it means to seek new opportunities in a foreign land in the midst of a pandemic.  

For some of our students, the enduring experience focuses on a new style of learning and education, or the value they themselves place on learning. For all of them it’s a deep sense of achievement, resilience and connection. 

Our Students on Internationalisation

Starting a New Life Amid a Pandemic:

Aishwarya Suryakant Surve

Our Students on Internationalisation

Coming Home:

Moya McKeever

Our Students on Internationalisation

‘I Have Never Felt Like an Outsider’:

Sarh Alamri

Our Students on Internationalisation

‘Feeling Lost is Uncomfortable but it is OK’:

Christopher Lie Ken Jie 

Our Students on Internationalisation

Getting Down to Business:

Ritu Yadav 

Our Students on Internationalisation

A Transatlantic Route to Success:

Kevin Connolly

Our Students on Internationalisation

Diversity Brings a Sense of Home:

Marah Shaikh Yousef

Our Students on Internationalisation

Trading Bondi Beach for Salthill:

Shival Salgaonkar

Our Students on Internationalisation

Drawn to Ireland from South Africa:

Dr. Liesel Bösenberg 


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