Road trip through Ireland

When you have a low budget like me and you did not want to spend too many uncomfortable hours on a bus or train, did you already thought about renting a car and sharing epic moments with your companion(s)? I have rented the car by Europcar in Limerick. It is placed at the street Dock…

THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE

Sunday, September 2018. I was in my worst feelings. It had been a stressful past couple of weeks. Adjusting to a new environment. Adjusting to the weather. Re-adjusting to a learning environment. Orientation week was quite overwhelming and so was the first week of classes. I felt so un-ready for this chapter of my life….

Saving tips

Financial life (only!) in Ireland can be pretty hard especially for internationals.  You suddenly have to pay for a lot of essentials and there is still so much to do and so much to see. One simply doesn’t wanna stay home while there are new people to be met and new funny things to be…

Irish Slang Words

Since you have decided to take on your studies in Limerick, the next step is deciphering the language. Although the Irish are a chatty bunch, we use some tricky words that are confusing to new ears. With this simple guide to Irish slang words, you’ll be speaking like a native in no time! Ye:  You…

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…

Packing tips

As you decide to come abroad there are small items but really important for you, that you should know to bring. Do not forget your rain items. Ireland is known for its amazing landscapes but also for its rain. When it’s not raining, it’s drizzling. Having your raincoat is also be very handy when you…

Looking back

After 4 very short months, the day has come. My last day at UL.  Exams are done, my suitcase packed, my room cleaned and the goodbyes said. Tomorrow I will be leaving to Dublin from where I’ll be flying back. Home for Christmas. People keep asking me if I am excited to go back home…

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…

Saving tips for your time in Ireland

Financial life (only!) in Ireland can be pretty hard especially for internationals. This country is quite expensive compared to big part of Europe and you don’t really get the opportunity to earn much money during your stay here. You suddenly have to pay for a lot of essentials and there is still so much to…

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…

Things I regret not bringing to Ireland!!

Ana Rodriguez Fontan is a Spanish Erasmus student at University of Limerick, Ireland. Here she shares her packing tips for a semester in Ireland! As I already said in my bio, it is not my first time here in Ireland. This is the reason why I thought I knew how cold and rainy this country is. However,…