STUDENTS from countries as far-flung as Brazil, Indonesia, and Zimbabwe were bid a warm céad míle fáilte to the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) in Limerick.
At a TUS orientation event held in Thomond Park, Mayor Francis Foley wished incoming students every success on their “personal and academic journeys in TUS”.
He joined with the President of TUS Professor Vincent Cunnane at the event in welcoming international students from 44 different nations to TUS last week.
“It should be no surprise that you chose TUS for your studies. It is right at the heart of Limerick’s thriving education excellence,” Mayor Foley said.
“The context for industry, business and our careers is increasingly global. It is a great endorsement of Limerick and this region to have so many international students.”
Professor Cunnane welcomed the international students on behalf of the technological university that spans six campuses and four counties in the mid west and midlands.
“We are delighted this year to welcome learners from every continent to join the growing community of international learners from more than 110 nationalities already studying here at TUS.
“We believe in the benefits of an internationalised campus and appreciate the great intellectual and cultural gifts that you bring to TUS.”
As well as receiving a mayoral welcome to the Mid West, the students also took part in a scavenger hunt around Limerick to help discover what the city has to offer and ended rounded out the day with a pizza party in the city centre.