Melanie Valente-Leite News Reporter
Studying in Ireland has so far been a great experience for Joshua Akoto.
“Good people, lots of extracurriculars (clubs, societies, etc.) traveled a bit within Ireland and learned more about the Irish culture and sport,” said Akoto, a sports management student at Humber
Traveling to a different country will always be an eye-opening experience. Being able to study something with passion in a different setting then normal is amazing.
From relaxing on a sandy beach in Dingle Peninsula, Ireland to drinking at the local pub, there’s something for every student to do.
“The thing that motivates me to do this is the added value that it gives the students so I’m all about the student experience and what they get out of it,” said Donal McAlister, the International Affairs Manager at the Institute of Technology in Carlow in Ireland.
“We’ve been working in Canada for about 10 years now. It’s all about the outcome for the student for me,” he said.
To better prepare before temporarily living in a different country, students should ensure everything is mapped out, by researching the campus and see what is around locally.
It never hurts to be aware of the surroundings, if anything it will help enhance the time abroad even more.
Studying abroad can be more costly than studying at home but the experience of studying in a foreign land is worth it all. The average cost per student for their tuition is between $10,000 to $15,000 and living costs can range from $7,000 to $10,000.
“I’ve been coming to Ontario since around 2011. We would have partnerships with up to 11 institutions throughout Ontario,” said Patrick Lynch, the international manager at Institute of Technology Sligo in Ireland.
“We also have partnerships with institutions in Alberta, and also British Columbia as well,” he said.
Several schools from Europe, such as the Institute of Technology in Carlow or Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, have partnered with Humber College and other schools in Canada.