UL Timetable 101: Understanding Your Module Timetables

Kerry is a Study Abroad student from the USA. In her blog, Kerry walks you through how to create your timetable successfully so that you don’t need to worry! Before coming to UL, you will have the opportunity to check the schedule of the various modules you preselected.  Personally, as a student from the United…

How to handle culture shock 101:

Kerri is a Study abroad student from the USA. In her blog, Kerri shares how to handle culture shock from the minute you arrive in Ireland. As well as that, she gives her tips on how to make the most of your experience studying abroad! Let’s start from the first moment you land in Ireland;…

Culinary Adventures in Ireland: Spice Bag Edition.

“Do you want to have a spice bag?” That was the question my classmate posed to me before we headed to Limerick on Ice for a bout of ice-skating.  (Try singing it to the tune of “Do you want to build a snowman….”) My first thought upon being thrown this question was: I don’t keep…

Experiencing Christmas for the first time

Christmas is a globally well known festival, as well as in China. We see Christmas celebrated by a lot of companies as well as some celebrations in colleges and universities. But we don’t see it as a very important festival because it’s not our traditional one. All you can feel is just a kind of…

It’s the Little Things: Small Tips to Help You Adjust to Life at UL

Jacklyn Cheely is a Masters student in Peace and Development Studies from the United States of America. In her blog, Jacklyn gives her best advice and tips to be able to adjust to life at UL and avoid any mishaps!                 Moving to a new country is never easy; You’ll likely have to relearn aspects…

Limerick on Ice

Jiaxin Hu is a Postgraduate Journalism student from China. In her blog, Jiaxin brings us along her opinion of winter in Limerick and her discovery and experiences of Ice Skating in the city. I used to skate in China. When I said my favourite sport is figure skating, my lecturer said he believed that no…

Five Tips for adjusting to life back home

Emma is a Study Abroad student from the USA. In this blog, Emma shared her tips on how to adjust to coming back home after studying abroad at the University of Limerick for a semester and the trials and tricks that you might face and can use in the aftermath!                 Hello to everyone again!…

Destroy your language barrier.

I wake up and I have breakfast with my flatmate from the U.S., I go to the grocery store with my flatmate from Austria, I pay, leave the bags in my house and then I go to attend lessons. I take notes, I have a coffee break (rigorously an Espresso) during the morning with my…

What they forgot to tell you…Post-Erasmus Advice

How to overcome the Post-Erasmus ‘depression.’ Hi everybody, I am Margot, I am French. I decided to talk about the post Erasmus experience because it is my second Erasmus experience and I have been through it. To be honest NOTHING prepares you to this and that is why I am here! These are my tricks…

Adjusting to Ethnic Differences While Studying Abroad

Semilore is a Study Abroad Student from Nigeria who is completing his degree in the USA. In his blog Semilore discusses how he adjusted to going from an ethnic majority to a minority. He also describes his experiences in embracing new cultures as well as being able to share his own with other students. Hello!…

Five tips for enriching your international friendships

Karli Olsen is a Masters student at the University of Limerick. In her blog, Karli shares her top tips on how to make friends with other international students and how embracing different cultures can enrich your experience studying in UL! New country. New people. New food. New weather.             None of these “news” really troubled…

Homesick or Stressed? Read this.

This blog was written by Study Abroad student Emma Craven from the USA. Emma shares her experience and advice about coping with homesickness, exam stress and the upcoming prospect of returning home.             Hello all and welcome back to one of my blog posts! If you don’t know me, my name is Emma and I…