You know that you are a student at UL when on…

You know that you are a student at UL when on… Those 5 events that give your week its tempo, by University of Limerick International student Marion Lang Monday is the Open-Mic Night Your week-end is over, unfortunately. (Tears) Now another week is waiting for you and you have to face the worst day ever:…

A Guide to the UL Music Scene

HOW TO MUSIC – A Guide to the University of Limerick (UL) Music Scene – by UL International student ambassador Katelyn M Dietz As a music major at my home university, I’m obviously very inclined to hear and participate in as many music-related events and clubs as I can handle, but even more generally as…

What is Hurling?

  The History of hurling: Hurling is the fastest and oldest field sport in the world. Celtic warriors founded hurling long ago.  Hurling was an essential part of life for young men preparing to be warriors. This unique Irish game has been played in Ireland over 1000 years. Even though hurling is almost only played…

What comes after making international friends abroad?

…MORE ADVENTURES IN THEIR OWN HOME Now, those of you who are new to UL or will come in the next years; you’ll have been told a thousand times that when you finish your semester or year abroad, the worst part is to say goodbye to all those international friends you made. It is true, of course;…

Guide to Irish Lingo: For International Students

As an international student living with five Irish roommates, I’ve already been exposed to quite a few different terms in the last four weeks. If you haven’t had a chance to learn much Irish lingo yet, don’t worry; I’ve got ya covered. Although I’m sure there are many more, here are the words that have had me going,…

Irish People: Generous and Helpful

By University of Limerick International Student Danyal Maheshwari Before arriving to Ireland, I was curious to discover Irish culture as I have heard a lot about it. When I was selected in Erasmus Mundus intact Master’s program scholarship, the only thing going on my mind was the feeling of luck that I will be able to go to my…

How to Handle Your Guinness!

Some Tips to have a fun safe night out by an international University student studying in Ireland. There is so much excitement that comes along with studying abroad in another country; new places, new food, new friends, and of course new experiences! With everything feeling so new, there comes a sense of freedom. Of course…

I’ve been in Ireland for 3 weeks—here’s what I’ve picked up on.

By UL international student ambassador Rachel Pierson. I left New York for Limerick in mid-January, and since then I’ve met some amazing people, tried some great food, and been to some awesome places. Over the past 3 weeks, I’ve also learned some things about Irish culture. 1. Full Irish Breakfast In America, this could be…

Ways to Enjoy a Rainy Irish Day

By UL international Student Ambassador Lindsay Nygren There’s so much natural beauty in Ireland that just requires being outside to truly appreciate its beauty. Too bad the weather doesn’t always seem to agree with these ideas, so here’s a short list of activities to take advantage of the Irish weather from the warmth and dryness of the…

My first days in Limerick

By UL international Erasmus student Ivo Petro, One year ago I decided that it was about time to make an important decision. I had to come to a decision as to whether to continue on the easy and known path and study all four years at my home university, or to take part in the…

How to Settle in to University, with food!

Homesickness can get to anyone who’s away from home- either studying abroad, on Erasmus or has completely relocated. I’ve found in my travels that a way for me to bring a bit of home to wherever I’m living is to cook my comfort food. Sometimes it’s hard to find the right ingredients and the taste isn’t the same,…