Student interviews

Jun
14

My Day at the RCSI Conferring Ceremony

It’s a day that every medical student dreams about – the day they graduate from medical school and become a doctor. For me, it still seems like a faraway dream as I have just completed the second year of my six-year Medicine degree with the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI). But, last week I […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Apr
10

Life as an International Student at University College Cork

Your successful University placement after completion of the Foundation programme is a critical part of your study plan, when you are considering studying abroad – however, it can be sometimes overlooked when considering your options for Foundation. There are a number of things you should be asking potential Foundation providers about when looking at your options for […]

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Feb
27

Studying Medicine at Charles University – Past DIFC Student Interview

Brandon Teoh graduated from the International Foundation Year –  Health Science programme in 2015. He did phenomenally well on the course – he worked his socks off and got 4 A*s in his final IFY exams. After DIFC, Brandon chose to pursue his medical studies in Charles University in the Czech Republic. He’s in his second year […]

By Stephen Bruce | Blog
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Nov
23

Why DIFC Students Choose To Study In Ireland

Why study in Ireland? Choosing where to study abroad can be a difficult decision – especially when there are so many options including UK, Australia, USA, Germany, Netherlands and, of course, Ireland! Studying in Ireland provides amazing opportunities for International students due to the high standard of education, the value for money compared to other […]

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Nov
10

Student Interview – Ali Rifai – Football, Medicine and RCSI

The 2014/15 Premier League was not a great year to be an Arsenal fan, especially when one of your students is an enthusiastic Chelsea supporter. Fortunately, that Chelsea fan was Ali Rifai from Jordan – (pictured above -at the back) – the last in a line of Rifai brothers to pass through DIFC on their […]

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Oct
26

Student Guest Blog – My First Month in Ireland

“What?! Ireland! Why Ireland?!” I got this question every time I said to my friends and family in Tanzania that I was moving to live and study in Dublin. My only response at the time was “I’ve heard the Irish are lovely people and I think DIFC is the place for me”. After long flights […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Oct
20

My Transition to First Year Medicine at RCSI Dublin

The transition between high school and university is a very challenging one, however it does not necessarily have to be. I had the choice of direct entry into medical school but my father made sure that I went through a foundation year first. I always heard how tough medical school can be nevertheless I was […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Jul
29

Coping with the Anticipation of Final Results

The Graduate Diploma results will be released this week – which can be a very exciting and stressful time! So, we asked one of our Student Ambassadors, Sameerah Alkmalki about her advice for students receiving their results this week. Waiting for your course result can be stressful. Anxiety, doubt and fear about the future…these are […]

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Jun
16

Celebrating Ramadan in Ireland (Part 1)

With Ramadan celebrations underway for the Muslim community across the world, we thought we’d ask some of our Saudi Student Amabassador some of their tips for observing Ramadan while living in Ireland. Here Mona Almahri offers her advice for student’s celebrating Ramadan in Ireland. This is the second Ramadan for me in Ireland. It’s not […]

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May
24

Saudi Student Sameerah’s experience with University College Cork

In this post I intend to share with you some of my experience in Cork in general and what is is like to study in UCC (University College Cork), in particular regarding academic life support, food, accommodations and socializing. In 2014-2015, I was a bit frustrated when found out that my chosen course (Education of […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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May
16

Studying in UCC – Life of a Saudi Masters Student

I did my Masters in Analytical chemistry at University College Cork (UCC). It was a successful experience and amazing chance, this is because UCC has a high reputation and has qualified and helpful professors and lectures. The UCC campus is very huge and has lots of departments and schools equipped with everything that you need during […]

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Apr
25

Introducing our Saudi Student Ambassadors

For many years now, we have help students from Saudi Arabia achieve their dream of studying an undergraduate or Masters degree at top Irish universities. Through studying with DIFC, students have developed the necessary English and Academic skills need to be successful in their University studies. We are delighted to welcome four of our former Saudi […]

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Jan
18

Life after DIFC: Sameerah’s Masters experience

Sameerah Almalki was a student on the Graduate Diploma course in 2014/2015. Sameerah came on to the Graduate Diploma after completing our Pre-Foundation English course, so we all had a bit of extra time to get to know her. And what a privilege that was. To see how well Sameerah has done is an honour. […]

By Stephen Bruce | Blog
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Presentations – Former DIFC Student offers advice.

DIFC IFY intake 2 students are working on their presentations at the moment. There are some fascinating topics being planned and as usual, the presentations will be a highlight of our academic year. Of course, public speaking can be a stressful experience. In this interview, Brendan Hough, talks about his experience of doing a presentation […]

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