Life at UL by Hanbin Yao, UL International Student Ambassador

Hello everyone, I’m Hanbin from China. I came to UL last year. After I got off the bus at UL, I was deeply attracted to the natural beauty of the campus. I walked with friends in the campus to appreciate the scenery for more than two hours. This is Thomond Student Village that I live in. It…

My First Day in Ireland by Whitney Coriolan, UL International Student Ambassador

My eyes questioned reality as soon as I walked out of Shannon Airport. Could this view be real? I felt as if I had walked straight into a new Instagram filter simply named “green”. Everything in sight had a tint of the vibrant color, even through the majestic fog. After accepting the realism of the beauty that is Ireland, I boarded the bus headed to the University of Limerick. I freaked out as soon as we started moving. We were driving on the wrong side of the road! It took a while to get used to the left hand side of the road, but after many winding roads and roundabouts I finally recovered. I excitedly rattled off questions to one of the University’s student guides and then struggled to understand her responses through her cheery Irish accent.

My Charity Week at UL by Marian Jones Brooks

Well I did not understand the hype of Charity week until Ashley, my buddy from the International Exchange Programme, was begging me to sign up for Shave or Dye. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do it, but I figured it wouldn’t be too bad. My mind changed quickly once I found myself on…

I’ve Got the Saint Patrick’s Day Blues…or Do I??? by Caela Provost

I’ve Got the Saint Patrick’s Day Blues…or Do I??? I know you must be thinking, “Wow, that’s an incredibly confusing title coming from someone who loves Ireland so much.” Well, truthfully speaking, you’re totally right in thinking just that.  My title is a little bit confusing, it’s not completely negative nor is it entirely hopeful,…