Do Not Try at Home: Cycling in Ireland

If you know anything about the Netherlands at all, then you might know that we are fanatic cyclists. We cycle everywhere: to university, to the grocery store, to a party late at night. Nothing will stop us from taking our bike when going out, not even the weather. So, as a true Dutchie, one of…

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…

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…

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…

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. 

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…

Things I regret not bringing to Ireland!!

Ana Rodriguez Fontan is a Spanish Erasmus student at University of Limerick, Ireland. Here she shares her packing tips for a semester in Ireland! As I already said in my bio, it is not my first time here in Ireland. This is the reason why I thought I knew how cold and rainy this country is. However,…

12 Nifty Tips to Guarantee Smooth Sailing Abroad: Part 1

Study Abroad Alumni Ambassador for the University of Limerick, Carrie Burns, shares her PART 1 of her tips for future students. Apply now for the Fall semester.  Meet University of Limerick at the NAFSA Fair in LA: May 28th – June 2nd They say hindsight is 20/20. As a UL Study Abroad alum I figured…

10 ways to have fun as a Teetotaller in UL

Angie Weisgal is an MA Journalism student at the University of Limerick, from the US. A lot of activities on campus are based around drinking. A teetotaller can feel left out. Whether you don’t drink because it’s your choice, it’s your New Year’s Resolution, it’s against your religion, or because of health reasons, there are…

Academic Writing Tips for International Students

The transition between academic practices can be hard for international students. Yao Xiao is a Chinese student at the University of Limerick who has learned loads about essay writing from the Academic Literacies module offered here at UL – here are her tips for international students struggling with academic writing!  In this blog, I want to…