Adjusting to Living Abroad

Chances are that even if you have been abroad before for vacation, study abroad will probably be your first time moving abroad. Moving abroad is a big change and can be very stressful, but there are a few things you can do to make the process easier on yourself after you arrive. Take care of…

Things useful for International students in Limerick

It gets really tough for International students to settle down in a foreign country. I took few weeks to settle down and figure out everything. Here are few guidelines which I would like to share, and I hope these might be of some help. Accommodation Make sure you book your accommodation in advance before arriving…

Do you know Frank McCourt?

Frank McCourt’s world famous novel Angela’s Ashes, which was later made into a movie, showed the humour and hardship of growing up in Limerick in the 1930’s. Many of the sights and businesses described in Angela’s Ashes can still be found and visited in Limerick. UL student Sabrina Siqueira has found herself in Limerick and…

Alternative Eats: Limerick

Lindsay Nygren is a PhD student at University of Limerick. Check out her survival guide to eating out in Limerick City with dietary restrictions!  I’ve been in Ireland long enough now to know that sometimes it can be hard to find places to eat a decent meal, or even buying groceries, if you have certain dietary…

The Old Fire Station: Limerick’s Newest Vegan Friendly Café

Foodies of Limerick – check out this review of the brand new Limerick vegetarian/vegan restaurant by UL international student, Angie Wiesgal! Check out her Vegetarian and Vegan Guide to Limerick while you’re at it.  The wait is finally over! A new vegetarian restaurant is here in Limerick. It’s called The Old Fire Station and it…

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…

Top 5 Coffee Shops You Must Visit in Limerick

Carrie Burns is a Study Abroad student at the University of Limerick from Minssesota, USA. Here, she gives a detailed run down of her favourite Limerick City coffee shops, complete with gorgeous pictures that will have you hankering for a coffee fix.  The planning process of moving to another country for a few months is an…

28 Irish Slang Words You Need to Know

Jenna Steadman is a Study Abroad student at the University of Limerick. She is from Ontario, Canada, and is majoring in Psychology and Music. Here, she gives a run down of all the Irish phrases she’s learned in her first few weeks at UL. Can’t seem to wrap your head around the crazy Irish lingo? For a…

A Vegetarian and Vegan Survival Guide to Limerick

Angie Weisgal is an International Student Ambassador for the University of Limerick. She is from the US and is here pursuing her MA in Journalism. Follow our blog for more student driven content about UL and Limerick.  Before coming to Limerick, my friend/pen pal (now my boyfriend of 2 years), told me that finding vegetarian food…