The Momentum of Travel

As humans, we all crave a certain pattern and pace for our lives. Going to college, starting a career, switching careers, falling into a friendship, and many other milestones lead to a certain amount of routine. Routine can be such a wonderful thing—it creates a safe space and gives room for whatever important relationship or…

Living in the Moment – The Ireland Experience

So many moments… I just want to live in them all. Now I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase ‘live in the moment’ once or twice in your lifetime. But before going on exchange and studying abroad, I don’t really ever think I got to truly appreciate what it meant or even felt like to the…

My road from Erasmus to a Masters in UL

Almost three years ago I was studying an undergraduate degree in Political Science, although I figured out it was not for me I continued with it, all I knew is I wanted to study abroad. I failed to complete my first Erasmus application and therefore did not get a spot at my first choice University…

How to Plan a European Weekend Trip from Limerick in 5 Steps

If you’re anything like me, the most exciting part of your Study Abroad experience will be seeing new places every weekend! Here’s a guide on how to plan those trips you’re been waiting for! Book a Flight The BEST way to find a flight is flights.google.com. This website will be your new best friend! It’s…

Are You New In UL? Here’s Everything You Need To Know!

Education is not only acquiring knowledge but a way to lead life and forming one’s personality. I had an Irish Principal in school in Loreto, India. She is as compassionate and visionary as all the other people in Ireland are, and that prompted me to go to college in Ireland.  For a shy person like…

My Time at UL

Aaron Ooi attended the University of Limerick as a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science student from TAR UC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Aaron shares with us some of his experiences from his time at UL. Having the opportunity to be able to participate in the ERAMUS+ programme and study in University of Limerick was…

Saving tips

Financial life (only!) in Ireland can be pretty hard especially for internationals.  You suddenly have to pay for a lot of essentials and there is still so much to do and so much to see. One simply doesn’t wanna stay home while there are new people to be met and new funny things to be…

Study Abroad: Expectation, Preparation (or lack thereof) & Reality

Gabriel and Ivy Beltres are a married couple who have both travelled from Robert Morris University, Pennsylvania together to UL as part of the Study Abroad programme. Bellow they talked about how they prepared for their study abroad experience and what their expectations were. This article was co-written by both Ivy and Gabe, from their…

Dealing With Homesickness

Being away from home and starting life in a new country can be difficult and many of our students experience homesickness at some point. It can help knowing that you are not the only person going through this and that there are many programmes, places and things that you can do to help. Two of our…

Irish Slang Words

Since you have decided to take on your studies in Limerick, the next step is deciphering the language. Although the Irish are a chatty bunch, we use some tricky words that are confusing to new ears. With this simple guide to Irish slang words, you’ll be speaking like a native in no time! Ye:  You…

Adjusting to Living Abroad

Chances are that even if you have been abroad before for vacation, study abroad will probably be your first time moving abroad. Moving abroad is a big change and can be very stressful, but there are a few things you can do to make the process easier on yourself after you arrive. Take care of…