My name is Pollini Passos and I would like to talk a little bit about my experience in Dublin City University during my graduation through the Science Without Borders Brazilian programme. Choosing DCU was an easy decision after researching about the best universities in Ireland and it became one of the best ones in my entire life.
The international office was always very patient and helpful even before I decided to study at DCU, whenever I had a question I sent emails and the answer was always quick and helpful. I arrived directly to the academic year, and even not knowing a lot of people, easily DCU became home. The students' accommodation provided by the university is all new and comfortable, and the staff is always kind to help.
During the academic year I took several relevant modules related to the Manufacturing Engineering course where classes were all fine and the Lecturers always ready to assist the students. Besides that, during the summer, I had the honour to develop a research alongside Dr. Liam MacGabhann that hopefully will become the basis for my final dissertation back in Brazil.
I owe a huge gratitude to Caroline and Emma, both from the international office, that always supported us in every field of our lives. Also, to all the friends I made during this incredible year: you made Ireland feels like home, even if it was for a short time. I will carry this experience and you all with me, for the rest of my life, thanks for every second spent here. Thanks for all the nights spent indoors during the terrible winter, thanks for every shite night at NuBar, thanks for enjoying the spring that none of us will ever forget.
Finally, thanks DCU, for having me. Thanks for the year of my life!