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…

Packing tips

As you decide to come abroad there are small items but really important for you, that you should know to bring. Do not forget your rain items. Ireland is known for its amazing landscapes but also for its rain. When it’s not raining, it’s drizzling. Having your raincoat is also be very handy when you…

Looking back

After 4 very short months, the day has come. My last day at UL.  Exams are done, my suitcase packed, my room cleaned and the goodbyes said. Tomorrow I will be leaving to Dublin from where I’ll be flying back. Home for Christmas. People keep asking me if I am excited to go back home…

Saying Goodbye: My Top 3 Favourite Trips

Saying goodbye is always bittersweet. Now that the exams have come to an end and I am back home safely in the Netherlands, it is time to look back at my time at UL and Limerick.

Things useful for International students in Limerick

It gets really tough for International students to settle down in a foreign country. I took few weeks to settle down and figure out everything. Here are few guidelines which I would like to share, and I hope these might be of some help. Accommodation Make sure you book your accommodation in advance before arriving…