International Students

2018-09-24 00:00:01

Irish Student Seán Came to MRU, Although Madrid, Utrecht Beckoned

dsc1477 This fall 2018 semester over 600 students came from abroad to study at Mykolas Romeris University (MRU). One of them is Erasmus+ student Seán Durkan from Kildare Ireland.

A Bachelor's Degree Psychology student at Ireland's Maynooth University, he said he wanted to study in Eastern Europe and had an acquaintance from Kaunas now living in Ireland. However, Juri from Kaunas, didn't recommend coming to Vilnius for studies saying local people weren't as friendly as the Irish and police officers also were not so friendly . Seán, although worried, paid him no heed and came anyway.

"I had options to go to Madrid and Utrecht," Seán said. I also listed Croatia as a first choice, but wanted to go "more East," he said explaining why he came to Vilnius.

Now he's happy with MRU's Psychology courses and has met students from all over the world. He's the only student at MRU from Ireland, but said he has made friends with students from Israel, Turkey, Italy and many other countries.

Although he said Vilnius is not a popular destination for students from Ireland, he said the strength and popularity of Institute of Psychology courses attracted him to come to MRU.

He especially enjoys MRU courses on Law Psychology, Organisational Psychology, Human Genetics and Prof. Aistė Diržytė's course on "Positive Thinking."

"I always thought about being a child psychologist," he said. He said that the Psychology courses at MRU are tailored more to the job of a psychologist.  Seán said he will be able to apply what he has learned in practice in the future.

More about MRU Psychology programmes here: https://www.mruni.eu/en/university/faculties/psichologijos-institutas/#tab_1