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…

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…

Preparing for Exams

So most of us don’t like exams but hey, we all haven’t got a choice… Get ready! Set!  Go! First, take a deep breath and tell yourself, “Hey I have got this” Tips: #1. Eat well: A healthy body produces a healthy mind. #2. Study early enough. Try not to leave your studying till the…

UL- Not Just International Experience but also International Exposure

There are various reasons why UL is best and the right choice for students and those reasons may fall under some category like employability rate, better life experiences or may be accommodation facilities and justified fee structure. I also did the same research while choosing UL and in all aspect, I found it the best…

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME

As assignment deadlines and exams loom closer student ambassador Joy Amaefule-Orie shares her tips for preparing for deadlines to ensure that you don’t get too stressed or overwhelmed. 

Getting Acclimated: Why You Should Choose UL

For me, choosing to study abroad in Ireland was somewhat of a whim. I narrowed down the countries to Ireland or England in a matter of 24 hours, and before I knew it I was applying to study in Ireland at the University of Limerick. What drew me initially to the University was their excellent…

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…

My experience in the UL Buddy Programme

The International Education Division launched the UL International Buddy Programme with the purpose to promote the integration of new international students and students already attending UL. The programme pair each international student to a Buddy – a volunteer student – so that new students can have someone to help them during their stay in Ireland…

3 reasons why UL is the best university for women in STEM

As we just celebrated International Women’s Day, I felt compelled to talk about women in Science & Engineering. Most of us, female students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing (STEM) courses, we know that these fields are predominantly male and it can be somehow intimidating. For this reason, I will tell you how gender equality…