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Is Studying Abroad Right For You? Hear Vrynsia's Data Science Story

Posted by Brenda Meira de Azevedo on 05 June 2024
Hello! My name is Vrynsia, and I'm from Medan, Indonesia. I'm currently a second-year student at National College of Ireland studying the BSc (Honours) in Data Science which is an undergraduate programme offered by the School of Computing. One of the things I love most about Ireland is the friendly people and vibrant cultural scene. Whether it's the beautiful landscapes or the lively festivals, there's always something to enjoy here.
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Alumni Spotlight: Startup Success for Data Science Wizards & Their AI Platform

Posted by Brenda Meira de Azevedo on 01 March 2024
A group of MSc in Data Analytics graduates came together to form Data Science Wizards (DSW), an innovative startup which enables businesses to harness the power of AI. In November 2023, DSW was announced as the winner of the "Best Application of AI in a Startup" category at the AI Awards, demonstrating their pathway to future success in this industry. In this blog post, the team share insights into their love for data, why they chose to study data analytics at NCI and their hopes for the future of DSW.
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From Undergraduate to Masters: Sakshi’s Studying Abroad Experience

Posted by Brenda Meira de Azevedo on 22 February 2024
From undergraduate to masters edge, international student, Sakshi Shaha, shares her study abroad experience at National College of Ireland. According to the Early Careers Employer Survey 2023, masters graduates in Ireland have an average starting salary that is 10.50% higher than that of undergraduates. Pursuing a masters programme abroad not only provides a competitive advantage, but also offers a rich experience for personal development and the opportunity to understand different cultures.
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Studying Abroad in Ireland: Claudio's Welcome Programme Experience

Posted by Brenda Meira de Azevedo on 08 January 2024
Studying abroad can be both exciting and daunting. However, the International Welcome Programme is an excellent way to settle into student life at National College of Ireland as it will help you find your feet as you begin your academic studies in a new country. The programme provides valuable information, advice, and support to help new international students transition into life in Ireland.
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14 Fabulous Things To Do For Free in Dublin

Posted by Emma Henderson on 10 February 2023
Stretch that student budget with these recommendations from National College of Ireland for interesting things to see and do in Dublin – without spending a penny. From cultural attractions to national landmarks to fitness pursuits – along with a few recommendations that are off the beaten track - there should be something here to suit all tastes. Because the best things in life are free...
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International Students: 5 Things to Tick Off your Dublin Bucket List

Posted by Conor Sisk on 24 January 2023
Welcome to Dublin! If you’re an international student who has just moved to Dublin, you’ll soon find that there is always something exciting to see and do in this wonderful city.
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Checklist for Studying Abroad in Ireland

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 15 December 2022
Is it your dream to study abroad one day? Is Ireland one of the destinations you’re considering for this journey? This guide will help you understand the steps you need to follow to make your dream come true!
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Starting at NCI? Read Rohan's International Student Welcome Experience

Posted by Brenda Meira de Azevedo on 05 January 2022
Rohan Singh, International Student Ambassador, shares how the NCI International Support Welcome Programme helped him make friends and prepare for his life in Ireland and NCI. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, students can choose to start their studies entirely online from their home country and travel to Ireland later in the semester. Rohan decided to travel to Ireland at the start of the semester to begins the MSc in Cybersecurity programme at National College of Ireland, based in the heart of Dublin.
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Food Ideas for International College Students

Posted by Brenda Meira de Azevedo on 20 December 2021
Studying abroad is one of the most exciting experiences you will have in your life. You will learn about different cultures, get familiar with the weather and enjoy lots of food and new dishes. However, many international students who are visiting Ireland for the first time can worry about the availability of certain ingredients to make their traditional dishes.
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Studying Online: An International Student's Perspective

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 13 May 2021
International student ambassador, Gantsetseg Otgonsuren, never imagined she would transition to studying online when she started the BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management at NCI.
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