5 Irish Tunes to Know Before Coming to Ireland

Galway Girl : You are probably thinking I am talking about the song by Ed Sheeran. No, I am not. “ Galway Girl” is an Irish traditional tune which is extremely popular here. So, if you go to a live music bar and the musician is about to play ‘ Galway Girl’ – do not…

The 5 Best Things That Surprised Me Arriving to UL!

I have just completed six weeks living in the UL as an Erasmus student for the spring semester 2019! Already, I’ve gotten used to the different climate and the life in a new university campus, but it took me a few weeks to achieve it. Arriving here I was very surprised facing the following five…

Home Away From Home

Away from home for the first time? Do you think you will be subjected to a nerve-wracking ordeal on your first day of orientation, with no familiar faces around, hearing exotic languages unbeknownst to you before, and feeling out of place and utterly disoriented? Already missing home? Well, been there, done that. And after 6…

Diversity is the spice of UL

I haven’t visited any university in Ireland in which I saw such importance placed on the sense of learning and development by improving their infrastructure every year. With a world class campus and state of the art facilities, UL has offered me everything I could need for a better learning experience and a safe academic…

A life beyond academics? UL is the place!

Ever since I have joined UL last September, I have been living every single moment here with great enthusiasm and bliss. The reason is, I have never felt like I am away from my home, since it has everything that you need. Be it the Tuesdays’ Farmers market in the courtyard where you get a…

An ode to OPC – the clubs and societies in UL

What do you get when you combine the UL sprinter van, some sweaty and enthusiastic uni students, and some big rocks? In my opinion, one hell of an OPC trip (but also, one very worried grandmother in Pennsylvania who sees the Facebook pictures of said climbing). So far this semester, I’ve been hiking, bouldering, to…

Life Across the Shannon – Life in UL Accomadation

Before coming to UL, I had never lived in a dorm or an apartment.  At my home university, I am a commuter student, so I still live at home.  I wasn’t really sure what I expected the apartment to be like, but I actually find it to be quite lovely.  UL has quickly become my…

An A- Z of your semester abroad in UL

Below you’ll find an alphabetical guide to studying abroad at the University of Limerick (UL). It consists of advice I wish I had before studying abroad, and I hope that you find it useful before or during your time in Ireland. Accommodation:Beginning with the basics. If your school program allows it, you can choose between…

Exam and deadline period: How to stay on top of your game.

Hey guys! It’s that time of the year, the period for exams and deadlines, we all dread this moment, but on the brighter side, school is almost done and for some of us in our final year, that’s a huge relief. Well, try not to overwork your self during this period, I have outlined some…

Immersing Yourself in Irish Culture Through Different Courses

If you’re thinking about studying abroad, you’re probably wondering what kind of classes you can take while here at UL. There are a wide range of classes to choose from including Irish cultural classes! If you have room in your schedule I would suggest taking some Irish cultural classes, as you get to learn more…

Homesickness and How it Affects You

Becoming homesick is natural. Since coming to Ireland, I have found that the feeling comes and goes. I haven’t had a set time where I felt constantly homesick. Here are some tips and tricks to combat those feelings of missing home! “Me Time” Everyone loves to spend time by themselves, either pampering or just watching…