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Aisling O'Boyle

Dr Aisling O'Boyle

The School's Director of Internationalisation

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Exchange and Study Abroad

Exchange and Study Abroad at Queen's
PHOTO: Bernadette McGarry
Living in another country gave me the opportunity to see if I could move away from home and I now know that I would like to work abroad.
Taking part in the Erasmus programme made me a lot more open-minded and confident. After living in Barcelona I realise how big the world actually is. Bernadette McGarry
Erasmus exchange, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Claire (Ting) Zhao, China

Claire (Ting) Zhao was awarded the Queen's Scholarship when she was studying in Chongquing University in Chongquing.

PHOTO: Claire (Ting) Zhao
I think I am one of the luckiest students, my supervisor picked me up from the airport! Imagine you are an international student who has flown for over 20 hours and the first person you meet is your supervisor who carries your 45kg luggage to your dorm. I think that's the best experience ever. Claire (Ting) Zhao
PhD Child Welfare, China

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Muhammad Ahmad, Pakistan

Muhammad Ahmad, from Pakistan, studied Autism Spectrum Disorders full-time and graduated in December 2015

PHOTO: Muhammad Ahmad, Pakistan
"Every year the prevalence of autism is rising and the world needs well qualified professionals in Autism Spectrum Disorders. I have improved my teaching skills and I want to share my knowledge with my colleagues in Pakistan." Muhammad Ahmad, Pakistan
MSc Autism Spectrum Disorders

Muhammad's video

Alexa Zheng, China

Alexa, from China, studied Educational Studies full-time and graduated in December 2015

PHOTO: Alexa Zheng, China
I took an online module where the students were all from different countries around the world. The weekly discussion forums and one day workshop really helped me to develop an international perspective and understanding of people’s thought from different nations and background. Alexa Zheng, China
MEd Educational Studies

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Dr Cyprian Misinde, Lwala Pubona in Eastern Uganda

Dr Cyprian Misinde graduated from the School with a Doctorate in Childhood studies (DChild) in December 2015. Cyprian enrolled on the DChild programme in 2011 and his dreams of pursuing a PhD came true after receiving the Commonwealth Scholarship and support from Queen's. 

PHOTO: Dr Cyprian Misinde, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Queen’s helped me settle in so many ways. First the welcome programme, it helped me know different places in the University, there were students with T-shirts labelled ‘Just ask’, they really make life easy for new students. The human resources available to provide support is enormous. Dr Cyprian Misinde, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Doctorate in Childhood Studies (DChild)

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International students are given priority at Elms Village, which offers accommodation to suit all students' needs in an award-winning space, set within walking distance of the University campus

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A history of world-class learning and research

The School has been a major cornerstone of the University since its foundation in 1845.

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