Tips to having the best Exchange / Study Abroad Experience

I have just returned home to Canada after my one-semester exchange at UL. What can I say? It has been a BLAST! Although there isn’t anything I would change looking back, there are a few things that I wish I’d known about coming to Ireland, about the academics at UL, about cooking for myself, and…

A Love Letter to Ireland

Alyssa worked with the International Education Division in Ireland for two months over the summer and became part of the international team. This is the second blog that Alyssa has written about her time in Ireland.  Hello everyone, it’s me again. As I finish my two-month internship with the UL International Office, I want to…

Time to say goodbye

It is that time of the year again when our students start heading home 😦 We truly hope that you all enjoyed every moment of your time at the University of Limerick and that you will come back some day (soon!!!). Here are a few goodbyes posted by our students on Instagram.     hey_itsjena 130 days of European Adventures in…

3 reasons why UL is the best university for women in STEM

As we just celebrated International Women’s Day, I felt compelled to talk about women in Science & Engineering. Most of us, female students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing (STEM) courses, we know that these fields are predominantly male and it can be somehow intimidating. For this reason, I will tell you how gender equality…

“On the Plane…In a Daze”: Celina’s Scholarship Story

Celina Jaffe is an MA Dance Performance student at the University of Limerick who was awarded a full scholarship to study in Ireland from Go Overseas, worth $15,000, in conjunction with Education Ireland. This is her story.  Check out this video about Celina’s scholarship, including the moment she found out she had won! Some of us move abroad…

Can Studying Abroad change your life?

by Lizzy Selvik, University of Limerick International Student Ambassador When I embarked on my study abroad journey I could not have been more excited. I had been dreaming about this experience and planning it for ages. I was going to see the world and welcome a semester of new experiences and new places. Before I…

Off-campus accommodation at UL by Allison Weiner, UL International Student Ambassador

We asked Allison Weiner, UL International Student Ambassador, to share her tips for finding off-campus accommodation at UL.  Here’s what she had to say: Living off-campus is very convenient as most off-campus accommodation comes fully furnished.  Off-campus rent is usually cheaper than on-campus housing and utilities are either relatively cheap or included in rent which…

The great outdoors by Lizzy Selvik, UL International Student Ambassador

Becoming an international student at the University of Limerick does not just mean you will be attending a great school where you will meet tons of people from all over the world while developing a global perspective on your education. While all of this is true, one thing I didn’t consider before going abroad was…

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…