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…

The Irish music scene: Beyond trad music and Riverdance

If you ever wondered about the music scene in Ireland, check out this list that I have prepared to introduce some of my favourite Irish bands. This list will help you tune in to some good music made in Ireland. I start this post by introducing the most famous Irish band of all times: U2….

Three years later ……

……….My Erasmus Journey  By Marijn Verdenius On 31 August 2015 I stepped on a plane to Ireland. I was super excited about my Erasmus+ exchange semester that was about to begin, but I also was insanely nervous, filled with adrenaline, and already a bit homesick by the time I boarded the plane. I think that…

From Ethiopia to Ireland

Elias traveled from Ethiopia to the Irish World Academy of music and dance to study for a semester through the Erasmus Plus International Credit Mobility Programme, here he reflects on his time in Limerick. I arrived at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, in September 2017. After months of preparation…

Getting Acclimated: Why You Should Choose UL

For me, choosing to study abroad in Ireland was somewhat of a whim. I narrowed down the countries to Ireland or England in a matter of 24 hours, and before I knew it I was applying to study in Ireland at the University of Limerick. What drew me initially to the University was their excellent…

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,…

From Indonesia to Ireland: Why Limerick is Full of Surprises

Afriana is an Indonesian Student under the Lotus+ Programme studying Management Sciences and Business Studies at University of Limerick for 6 months. The Beginning… Gazing out of the airplane window, I was thinking of the endless questions that almost every international student has. Have I made the right decision? What is the place like?  Will I make…

7 Ways UL Promotes Balanced Student Life

American postgraduate student at the University of Limerick, Ahnika White, explores the 7 most beneficial services and initiatives offered by the university to it’s students Clubs and Societies UL takes pride in the sporting culture here on campus—our incredible sports arena is a testament to that—and there is just as much pride in the various student-run…

The great outdoors by Lizzy Selvik, UL International Student Ambassador

Becoming an international student at the University of Limerick does not just mean you will be attending a great school where you will meet tons of people from all over the world while developing a global perspective on your education. While all of this is true, one thing I didn’t consider before going abroad was…