10 Things Every Student Must Pack: Study Abroad Edition

Isobel Ormandy is an Erasmus student at the University of Limerick. She is from Manchester and is studying Journalism. Here, she shares her essential packing items for a student moving abroad.  On becoming an Erasmus exchange student in UL (University of Limerick), Ireland, one of my many panics occurred when it came to packing for…

“Inis Oirr, it is Oirr Beauty”: Aleksandra’s Trip to the Aran Islands

Aleksandra Lepowska is an Erasmus student at the University of Limerick from Brussells Belgium, but originally from Poland. She is studying Applied Linguistics for one semester at UL. The UL Student’s Union organizes many fantastic trips around Ireland for international students, and this blog is about one of them! Hello Guys!  Last weekend I went…

How I’m managing to travel Europe without going completely broke

Studying abroad is an amazing experience no matter where you decide to go. You become more confident, more sure of yourself, and learn how to navigate in a completely new country and culture. I picked a European country as my study abroad destination because I knew how easy and inexpensive it would be to explore the rest of…

4 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Weekend Adventures

A big part of the reason I came to study abroad was to see Europe. Coming from Canada, I hadn’t actually been on a plane until January of this year, when I boarded at Pearson International Airport in Toronto Ontario to come to Limerick. As excited as I was to see all of the beauty Ireland had to…

My first days in Limerick

By UL international Erasmus student Ivo Petro, One year ago I decided that it was about time to make an important decision. I had to come to a decision as to whether to continue on the easy and known path and study all four years at my home university, or to take part in the…

My first trip to Dublin

By UL Student YULIA VELIKDUS Four months in Limerick without a visit to Ireland’s capital – Last Tuesday, I finally decided to explore Dublin for my very first time. Disembarking from a bus in the city centre, I knew little about the city and had to elaborate my sightseeing plan already in Dublin. The bus from Limerick…

TRIP TO CLIFFS OF MOHER

By UL International Student Ambassador Precious Lee There are some instances in your life that makes you know more about yourself. The trip to  the Cliffs of Moher that I had a few days back was one of those. It was the first travel experience that I had after reaching Limerick. I would love to share this…

Need a Visa to Travel? Here are Some Tips for You!

hina By UL International Student Ambassador Xiaoyu Lin Some of you may be planning your winter holiday trip, and part of this for international students may mean having to apply for a traveling visa (usually is the short-stay visa) if they want to visit other countries outside Ireland. When you leave Ireland, you will need a re-entry…

The Soothing Power Of Ireland

Joni Leffelaer, University of Limerick International Student Ambassador Nerve-racking. There’s no better description of the days leading up to my departure than absolutely nerve-racking. I won’t lie to you guys, leaving home is the scariest thing I’ve ever done. In the weeks leading up to it, I was extremely nervous. I was going to a…