“Inis Oirr, it is Oirr Beauty”: Aleksandra’s Trip to the Aran Islands

Aleksandra Lepowska is an Erasmus student at the University of Limerick from Brussells Belgium, but originally from Poland. She is studying Applied Linguistics for one semester at UL. The UL Student’s Union organizes many fantastic trips around Ireland for international students, and this blog is about one of them! Hello Guys!  Last weekend I went…

My first Impressions in Ireland

By Mubashra Rashid, UL International Student Hi, my name is Mubashra and I am from Germany. In this blog I am just going to write about my first week in Limerick and about the new things in Ireland so far.  I arrived in Limerick at the 15th of  January. From Germany I flew to the…

Bowen Guo’s UL experience (Msc Nursing Studies)

By UL International Student Bowen Guo I am Bowen Guo, major in MSc nursing studies. As the only and first Chinese nursing student in UL, I initially felt alone and stressful. I felt it was hard to understand my colleagues because of their different accents when speaking English. Studying in a fresh culture and different…

An Irish study abroad trip, that changed my life…

  Editors Note: While this blog is typically run by current international students at the University of Limerick (UL), a former UL Study Abroad student who studied at UL four years ago, had the following experience, that we thought you needed to hear! Amanda Collins Boston, MA, USA April, 2016 Have you ever heard of love…

Beyond the Irish Fairytale : From the Magical to the Modern

Ireland, as a common North American ideal: the place foreseen as the magic dream where fairies frolic in the meadows, the rolling hills capture mists and the edges of rainbows, and the people are charming and perfectly gorgeous. Ireland, as a real functioning modern country: a country with all the flaws and fierceness of any…

How I’m managing to travel Europe without going completely broke

Studying abroad is an amazing experience no matter where you decide to go. You become more confident, more sure of yourself, and learn how to navigate in a completely new country and culture. I picked a European country as my study abroad destination because I knew how easy and inexpensive it would be to explore the rest of…

Limerick Culture Series: Dance- Light Moves Festival

By Bianca Paige Smith, University of Limerick Student Ambassador Hi everyone! I’m excited to be able to share with you a bit about what Limerick has to offer in the dance scene. For those of you who don’t know, dance is one of my life’s biggest passions and apart from my love of Ireland, I…

From China to a Master’s Degree in Ireland

By University of Limerick student Xiaoyu Lin How time flies! It has already been the middle of my second semester, which means my studying for the master degree will go to the end soon. As a postgraduate student studying marketing, the most frequent question from my friends and families must be “why do you choose…

Chasing the Rush

By University of Limerick student Krista Nelsen from the USA At a young age, I was introduced to travelling. My family and I would take trips to Canada and all over the U.S. When I was 10, I had a wonderful opportunity to travel to Italy and Greece through People to People. And that was…

5 Reasons to Ditch the Data Package and Travel Off the Map

By University of Limerick international student Lauren Bus We are all guilty of it – eyes glued to a tiny box in our hands rather than on the scenery around us. In an increasingly mediated world, our cell phones have become an extension of our beings; unfortunately, that means we miss out on things going on around…

Going Beyond the Tourist

By University of Limerick International Student Allyson Quigley If you Google search “What to do in Ireland?” you will get pages upon pages of tourist attractions… but that’s not authentic Ireland. If you want to experience the long lines and buy the typical souvenirs, then follow the touristy advice. However, if you want a unique…

15 reasons NOT to go to the University of Limerick

15 reasons NOT to go to the University of Limerick – By UL International Student Marina Vernaton To quote Ernest Hemingway, on living in Ireland, “…The memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other.” Here are few reasons why I would recommend you NOT to choose the University of…