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…

Life as a celiac student in Ireland

                Around 5 years ago, I was diagnosed with celiac disease which changed my life forever. Basically, this means that I don’t have the ability to eat any form of gluten (wheat, barley rye). Whenever I travel, I always do some research as to what I can expect! I was completely blown away by all…

Where to get the best coffee on campus

There are a few things that are, in my eyes, essential to students and one of these is coffee. I am a big coffee lover and take my coffee very seriously. I could write pages about my love for coffee, but that is not the purpose of this blog. Moving to a new city and…

What you need to know about part time jobs in Ireland

I am from India, and I’m here at UL to study for a Master’s in Work and Organisational Psychology. Along with being a part of different clubs and societies, volunteering, getting involved in dance and music activities, one of my top interests is travelling! Since moving to Ireland, a part of Europe, I started dreaming…

The Do’s and Don’ts of packing

I’m Anna from Los Angeles and I’m going to talk a little about the do’s and don’ts when packing for your abroad trip to the University of Limerick. I come from a really warm environment where it would be ages before we saw rain. So, moving to Ireland for the year was going to be…

Ireland for sole travelers

Top tips on some of the best places to visit if you’re travelling alone! Kylemore Abbey Location: Connemara, Co Galway Student Discount: Yes Price: €8.10 The Abbey one of Ireland’s best loved and most iconic tourist attractions and home to the Benedictine nuns since 1920. The Abbey is set in stunning location with beautiful view…

A Study Abroad Experience

Sláinte! I am a rising senior at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia where I am pursing a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing, a concentration in Business Analytics, and a minor in Sociology. The beginning of my junior year, I decided I wanted to try something new, go outside of my…

Keeping Fit at UL

#FitAtUL If you come across me at the gym, you might find me singing along to my music as I lift, skipping around the track (of course I say it’s for cardio, but really, it’s for fun) and you will definitely find me sweating. As an exercise science major, fitness is a big component of…

Guide to Your First Week

Your first week in a new college or any college can be very overwhelming. New faces, places and all in-between are thrown at you. You’re expected to handle things calmly, however, we know it is not that simple. You get caught up with module selections or finding your way around.. next thing you know it’s week three and you’ve…

5 tips on Traveling in Europe

It’s me, Anna from California. Today, I want to give you guys a few tips about traveling around Europe during your trip abroad in Ireland. Obviously, first tip is to be safe and know who you’re going with. It can be either really stressful trying to get everyone to plan a trip or it can…

Survival guide to: Moving out of home

Moving out of home can be an exciting part of many students’ college lives, and even more so when moving country. However, with insufficient preparation, the initial thrill can soon be forgotten. We have put together a few tips and tricks with hopes to help any new students moving away from home for the first time. 1. Choosing…

Stress is Just a Concept! How to Deal with Pre-Arrival Anxiety.

You want to study abroad. But you know how easily you get stressed by literally every little thing. So do you do? Research of course! Knowledge is power they say. So you consider all possibilities. You want to make sure to pick the best place in Europe to study in. Instead watching new season of…