3 March 2016
By Bryan T. Smyth
Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is home to more than 1,100 international students from approx. 125 countries. It is a truly global institution!
Yesterday International Student Day war marked on camput. It provides a unique opportunity for international students in CIT to showcase their various cultures and traditions while also learning more about Ireland’s local traditions. CIT’s International Student Society has won several awards in recent years and has been ranked more than once as the ‘Best Student Society’ in Ireland.
Orla Flynn, Vice President for External Affairs in CIT, acknowledged the importance of a global perspective among the student population “Whether travelling out on Erasmus exchanges, overseas placements, or simply sharing a classroom with students from other cultures, enjoying an international experience is now a key part of the student experience at CIT. Equally, we are really pleased to welcome students – from our international partner institutions and from other countries – to Ireland and especially to Cork, to share with them our culture, heritage and educational values. International Student Day is a day to experience some of our different perspectives but most of all a celebration of everything that we have in common – including a love of food, sport, music and arts.”