Xiaonan Fang



International Foundation Year – Business in 2008


University Degree – BSc BIS

Why did you choose to study in Ireland?

Before I come to Ireland, I was considering the UK. But because of the following reasons, I choose to study in Ireland: Ireland has less Chinese students compared to the UK, I can hang out with international students practice my English and experience different culture rather than stay with Chinese Students. I did a research that almost all the universities in Ireland rank top 500 universities in the world. Ireland is a safe country, which my parents feel relieved about. Ireland costs less compared to the UK. I have a friend also graduated from DIFC, her experience helped me to choose come to Ireland.

What has been your favourite part of studying abroad?

I love the interaction between teachers and students. The relationship between student and teacher is more open and easy going compared to my home country, and I could learn better in this environment.

What did you love about living in Ireland?

People, culture, beautiful scenery, and sun.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Travel around, cooking, and hang out with friends.

What is your favourite food?

Risotto, full breakfast

What is your fondest memory of DIFC?

My fondest memory of DIFC is my lovely teachers, I can remember their names, Conor, Stephen, Emma and Mark, I really enjoyed the class, at that time I am interested in Economics and Business, very useful courses for me.

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