Erasmus during Covid 19

Nahid was a visiting Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Postgraduate Student from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology from 1st November 2019 to 30th June 2020 shares her highlights of her time at the University of Limerick and how she coped during the pandemic. Introducing myself I’m Nahid Sultana Ria, a visiting Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility…

Why Choose to Study in Ireland?

Ireland is an amazing little country in Europe that houses the perfect balance of modern city living and age old country sides. There are hundreds of reasons you should choose to study in Ireland but this list focuses on the top 10 reasons why. 1. English Speaking- Although Ireland has its own national language; English…

Shortcut between City Centre and the UL Campus

It is so important to find a way to be active and to get some fresh air! Sabrina, our outdoorsy student ambassador, has found a lovely walking route for you to try! Scenic, and connecting UL Campus to the City, it really is a stunning walk. Did you know that health professionals recommend at least…

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…

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….

Ireland for sole travelers

Top tips on some of the best places to visit if you’re travelling alone! Kylemore Abbey Location: Connemara, Co Galway Student Discount: Yes Price: €8.10 The Abbey one of Ireland’s best loved and most iconic tourist attractions and home to the Benedictine nuns since 1920. The Abbey is set in stunning location with beautiful view…

A life beyond academics? UL is the place!

Ever since I have joined UL last September, I have been living every single moment here with great enthusiasm and bliss. The reason is, I have never felt like I am away from my home, since it has everything that you need. Be it the Tuesdays’ Farmers market in the courtyard where you get a…

My road from Erasmus to a Masters in UL

Almost three years ago I was studying an undergraduate degree in Political Science, although I figured out it was not for me I continued with it, all I knew is I wanted to study abroad. I failed to complete my first Erasmus application and therefore did not get a spot at my first choice University…

How to Plan a European Weekend Trip from Limerick in 5 Steps

If you’re anything like me, the most exciting part of your Study Abroad experience will be seeing new places every weekend! Here’s a guide on how to plan those trips you’re been waiting for! Book a Flight The BEST way to find a flight is flights.google.com. This website will be your new best friend! It’s…

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…

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…