Off-campus accomodation – how to find it?

Hey, so you have decided that you are coming to UL? That is the best decision you  could ever make. Congratulations! Now, I would like to help you with, probably, the hardest task before coming to Limerick – accommodation. It’s not a mystery that you need be quite lucky to get on-campus accommodation. Unfortunately, I…

Five Places to Study on Campus

…or places to be on your phone for an hour watching videos.             You can probably all feel it, the looming deadlines of all the assignments we’ve been putting off starting for weeks and weeks. Well, they are approaching and they aren’t going to slow down. Some of us have essays, group projects, tests, presentations,…

Joker at the Odeon

Oddly enough now, it’s the movie most associated to my time here at Limerick! As my previous blog post would have accurately demonstrated, I am a major movie buff. I’m not a film critic, per se, but let’s just say that I’ve done my fair bit of shouting at the telly during Oscar/Golden Globe/BAFTA season…

A Fantastic Rugby Day

Our sports communication teacher recommended us to go to a rugby match to know more about Irish popular sports. So we went to the Thomond Park in 28th Oct. That day had small bit of rain but it didn’t quench our passion. It was my first time to watch sports on the scene. We found…

Road trip through Ireland

When you have a low budget like me and you did not want to spend too many uncomfortable hours on a bus or train, did you already thought about renting a car and sharing epic moments with your companion(s)? I have rented the car by Europcar in Limerick. It is placed at the street Dock…

Your UL Shopping Guide

Rule #1. Only buy enough food for a couple of days. Fresh food (fruits and vegetables) goes bad very quickly. The key is to buy for only 3 days’ worth. Rule #2. Don’t buy too much food at once – you have to carry it all the way back to your room with you! Rule…

THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE

Sunday, September 2018. I was in my worst feelings. It had been a stressful past couple of weeks. Adjusting to a new environment. Adjusting to the weather. Re-adjusting to a learning environment. Orientation week was quite overwhelming and so was the first week of classes. I felt so un-ready for this chapter of my life….

Five Tips on Getting Through the “U”

Hello everyone! My name is Emma and I am from Washington. Hope you enjoy the post. As many of us have probably heard, the studying abroad experience is sort of like the letter, “U”. Like the letter U, when we first arrive, we start at the top. Everything is new and so is everyone that…

You make me happy when skies are grey…

A much-awaited trip to the Cliffs of Moher There’s just something about standing on a cliff and looking into the horizons. The ocean seems endless, the sky seems perpetual, and life, for those few minutes, seems like it’s exactly how it should be. As poetic as it sounds, it is exactly at this moment when…

Homesickness and How it Affects You

Becoming homesick is natural. Since coming to Ireland, I have found that the feeling comes and goes. I haven’t had a set time where I felt constantly homesick. Here are some tips and tricks to combat those feelings of missing home! “Me Time”                 Everyone loves to spend time by themselves, either pampering or just…

Life as a celiac student in Ireland

                Around 5 years ago, I was diagnosed with celiac disease which changed my life forever. Basically, this means that I don’t have the ability to eat any form of gluten (wheat, barley rye). Whenever I travel, I always do some research as to what I can expect! I was completely blown away by all…

Where to get the best coffee on campus

There are a few things that are, in my eyes, essential to students and one of these is coffee. I am a big coffee lover and take my coffee very seriously. I could write pages about my love for coffee, but that is not the purpose of this blog. Moving to a new city and…