Walk Slow …….

School. Assignments. Homework. Tests. GO GO GO. Anxious? It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day activities, running around and getting all stressed. Life sometimes leads up to this because everything is “vital” to our success. What on earth are we supposed to do to give ourselves some relief? I’ll give you…

Support services to help you settle into life at UL

Whether it’s your first time going abroad for a long time or not, adapting to a new university, country or culture is hard. Almost everyone feels lost at some point in the first weeks. Whether you can’t find your next classroom, can’t figure out your timetable, have troubles adjusting to the Irish culture or just…

5 Tips for Surviving Life in Limerick and at UL!

Moving to a new city can be super difficult, and often feel like you are completely starting over! This can be so much harder if you’ve have never lived on your own before (like me)! Here are just some suggestions and tips for living life at UL! Tip 1: Try to get to know your…

Tips to having the best Exchange / Study Abroad Experience

I have just returned home to Canada after my one-semester exchange at UL. What can I say? It has been a BLAST! Although there isn’t anything I would change looking back, there are a few things that I wish I’d known about coming to Ireland, about the academics at UL, about cooking for myself, and…

A Love Letter to Ireland

Alyssa worked with the International Education Division in Ireland for two months over the summer and became part of the international team. This is the second blog that Alyssa has written about her time in Ireland.  Hello everyone, it’s me again. As I finish my two-month internship with the UL International Office, I want to…

The Irish music scene: Beyond trad music and Riverdance

If you ever wondered about the music scene in Ireland, check out this list that I have prepared to introduce some of my favourite Irish bands. This list will help you tune in to some good music made in Ireland. I start this post by introducing the most famous Irish band of all times: U2….

Gateway to Adventure ……

When you study at University of Limerick, you are a bus ride away to Dublin Airport, where you have the world at your fingertips waiting to be explored. If you are on a budget like me, you can get RyanAir roundtrip flights for as cheap as €36, as long as you don’t mind early flights…

Three years later ……

……….My Erasmus Journey  By Marijn Verdenius On 31 August 2015 I stepped on a plane to Ireland. I was super excited about my Erasmus+ exchange semester that was about to begin, but I also was insanely nervous, filled with adrenaline, and already a bit homesick by the time I boarded the plane. I think that…

From South Carolina to the University of Limerick

My name is Alyssa Rollins and I am an American graduate student from the University of South Carolina. I am halfway through my two-year Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, which will allow me to have a career at a university supporting students through their college years. Thanks to the strong partnership between…

From Ethiopia to Ireland

Elias traveled from Ethiopia to the Irish World Academy of music and dance to study for a semester through the Erasmus Plus International Credit Mobility Programme, here he reflects on his time in Limerick. I arrived at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, in September 2017. After months of preparation…

Time to say goodbye

It is that time of the year again when our students start heading home 😦 We truly hope that you all enjoyed every moment of your time at the University of Limerick and that you will come back some day (soon!!!). Here are a few goodbyes posted by our students on Instagram.     hey_itsjena 130 days of European Adventures in…

Travel to Donegal- A one in a Lifetime Experience

If you are a traveler and fond of road trips then Ireland is the best place for you to travel and explore. The wild Atlantic Way is a highly ranked west coast road trip and is recommended by travelers from all over the world. But before thinking of such trips you must be careful about…