- Ireland, land of saints and scholars organised the briefings in preparation for the year abroad
- Students who enrolled into Irish Institutes for 2016-2017 were introduced to the destination, lifestyle and exciting opportunities that lie ahead in Ireland
- Score of students attend pre departure sessions with parents to take stock of things
Mumbai, 8th July 2016: 'Education in Ireland', the government organization responsible for the development and growth of Ireland's Higher Education Sector in world markets, organized a pre-departure briefings and welcome meetings for Indian students in Delhi on the 4th, Mumbai on the 6th and Bengaluru on the 7th of July 2016.
Having chosen Ireland as the perfect destination to complement their pedagogical journey, selected the unique courses offered by many Irish higher education institutions for example 'Data Analaytics, MBA and Pharma' etc. students and parents took centre stage and asked any questions that they had regarding the exciting prospect of moving to Ireland whilst also getting the chance to meet other students who will be studying in Ireland.
With over 500 students attending the briefings across 3 cities, the Education in Irleand team delivered presentations and discussion on topics ranging from academic life, accommodation, cost of living and many more. Ambassador of Ireland to India, H.E. Brian McElduff, Mr. Rory Power, Director, India - South Asia, Enterprise Ireland and Mr. Barry O'Driscoll, Senior Education Advisor, Enterprise Ireland were present and were ready, answering questions from all corners of the room!
At the session Ambassador of Ireland to India, H.E. Brian McElduff said, "Every year Education in Ireland organizes the Pre-departure briefing to provide essential information to all students who have received admission from an Irish higher education institution. Ireland continues to support enthusiastic Indian students and recognizes their potential and commitment. This session is an exciting opportunity for students and parents and we ensure that all questions are answered and all doubts and reservations are abated."
Director, India - South Asia, Enterprise Ireland Rory Power said, "It feels great to interact with so many bright and dedicated Indian students at the Pre-departure briefing. The session allows each and every one of them to feel prepared and at ease before engaging in this momentous, perhaps even life-changing adventure. Ireland is becoming one of the most favoured educational destinations for Indian students and we have witnessed an increased number of applications this year. We have seen lot of interest in Trinity College of Dublin, National College of Ireland, University College Dublin, University of Limerick etc."
The event was aimed to better equip the students as they embark upon their new, life-changing adventure whilst also providing an opportunity for students to meet and get to know one another.
About Enterprise Ireland:
Enterprise Ireland is the government organization responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales on global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.
Enterprise Ireland is responsible for the Education in Ireland brand which promote the international marketing and promotion of Irish Higher Education Institutions. We are responsible for promoting, developing and branding Ireland's international higher education offering.