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…

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…

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…

Challenges when Studying Overseas for the First time ….

Onyekachi Anyalechi is from Nigeria and is currently completing a Masters in Arts at the University of Limerick. Onyekachi wanted to share some of the difficulties that he experienced when first leaving home and coming to Ireland. He also shares some advise on how to settle into life at UL.  Hello there! In this blog…

From Indonesia to Ireland: Why Limerick is Full of Surprises

Afriana is an Indonesian Student under the Lotus+ Programme studying Management Sciences and Business Studies at University of Limerick for 6 months. The Beginning… Gazing out of the airplane window, I was thinking of the endless questions that almost every international student has. Have I made the right decision? What is the place like?  Will I make…

5 Things I Miss About America…And 5 Things I Don’t

University of Limerick Student Ambassador, Angie, lists the 5 things she misses about home and the 5 she doesn’t.  I am very happy that I am back in Ireland to do a postgrad. I’ve lived in three different countries in my life and one thing I learnt from those experiences is that no country is perfect. It’s…

28 Irish Slang Words You Need to Know

Jenna Steadman is a Study Abroad student at the University of Limerick. She is from Ontario, Canada, and is majoring in Psychology and Music. Here, she gives a run down of all the Irish phrases she’s learned in her first few weeks at UL. Can’t seem to wrap your head around the crazy Irish lingo? For a…