Nigerian student

David Ochai

Nigeria

Course

International Foundation Year – Health & Science in 2016

University

Now studying Pharmacy at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Why did you choose to study in Ireland?

I saw studying in Ireland as a suitable economic option for high quality education compared to many other countries in the west. Again, the Graduate Visa Scheme in Ireland allows me to work here after graduation which is an opportunity not found in many other places.

What has been your favourite part of studying abroad?

For me, it is the difference in teaching and learning methods. Here, I have a to apply critical thinking to almost every aspect of my studies compared to back home where I did relatively little brainstorming.

What did you love about living in Ireland?

Everything except the weather. Ireland, especially Dublin has a lively atmosphere and as it is very safe, I could explore a lot of places with very little concern. As for the weather, getting warm clothes and an umbrella has given me little to worry about.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Mostly sports, I play football every weekend with friends and some pool during break periods in school.
Occasionally, I go paintballing which is an effective way to exercise.

What is your favourite food?

Mashed potatoes with curry and steak remains the best meal I have eaten here in Dublin but my favourite
would always be Jollof Rice (A Nigerian cuisine).

What is your fondest memory of DIFC?

The trip to Galway organised by the college. The sun shone bright that day, I had really good food and
I got to experience another part of Ireland with the college which had nothing to do with the classroom.

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