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…

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…

Packing tips

As you decide to come abroad there are small items but really important for you, that you should know to bring. Do not forget your rain items. Ireland is known for its amazing landscapes but also for its rain. When it’s not raining, it’s drizzling. Having your raincoat is also be very handy when you…

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…

Things useful for International students in Limerick

It gets really tough for International students to settle down in a foreign country. I took few weeks to settle down and figure out everything. Here are few guidelines which I would like to share, and I hope these might be of some help. Accommodation Make sure you book your accommodation in advance before arriving…

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…