Adjusting to Ethnic Differences While Studying Abroad

Semilore is a Study Abroad Student from Nigeria who is completing his degree in the USA. In his blog Semilore discusses how he adjusted to going from an ethnic majority to a minority. He also describes his experiences in embracing new cultures as well as being able to share his own with other students. Hello!…

Five tips for enriching your international friendships

Karli Olsen is a Masters student at the University of Limerick. In her blog, Karli shares her top tips on how to make friends with other international students and how embracing different cultures can enrich your experience studying in UL! New country. New people. New food. New weather.             None of these “news” really troubled…

Homesick or Stressed? Read this.

This blog was written by Study Abroad student Emma Craven from the USA. Emma shares her experience and advice about coping with homesickness, exam stress and the upcoming prospect of returning home.             Hello all and welcome back to one of my blog posts! If you don’t know me, my name is Emma and I…

Top 10 Instant Coffee Brands

Calling all coffee lovers! It is halfway through the semester. You have a cold. Fourteen assignments due in two days. You haven’t slept in a week. You can’t remember the last time you ate something other than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You only have one source of caffeine that isn’t chocolate—coffee. But like…

The Major Differences between a Semester and a Full Degree Abroad

This blog was written by Margaret Kanaley, a University of Limerick student that first came to UL as a Study Abroad student from the USA and decided to finish her Undergraduate in the University of Limerick. Study Abroad students often return to UL to continue their Undergraduate Degree or to pursue their Masters full time….

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….