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…

How Studying Abroad Has Changed My Perspective

Katherine Keatley is a psychology student from Texas, studying abroad at the University of Limerick. Here, she explores the changes in perspective that have come about through her experience studying abroad in Ireland.

A Vegetarian and Vegan Survival Guide to Limerick

Angie Weisgal is an International Student Ambassador for the University of Limerick. She is from the US and is here pursuing her MA in Journalism. Follow our blog for more student driven content about UL and Limerick.  Before coming to Limerick, my friend/pen pal (now my boyfriend of 2 years), told me that finding vegetarian food…