Meet Our Alumni

Meet our International Alumni Ambassadors!


Carrie Burns, Study Abroad Autumn Semester 2016, USA

Hello everyone! My name is Carrie, and I’m an undergraduate student hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota in the US. I’m in my final year at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and am majoring in Communications Studies.

I’m so happy I chose to study abroad for a semester at UL! This was my first time ever traveling to Europe, and I had a blast – everyone in Ireland is incredibly welcoming and helpful. There’s also so many incredible places around Ireland for you to go and experience. Whether you’re into exploring some of the oldest historical sites, sitting in on a traditional Irish music session at a pub, or cheering on your favorite team at a rugby game, there’s endless opportunities for you to engage in and have fun!

In my free time I love to hike, hang out with friends, and consume ungodly amounts of coffee.

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Evelyn Oliveira, MSc Business Management, 2016, Brazil

Hi everyone! My name is Evelyn Oliveira and I’m from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I have recently graduated from a Masters course in Business Management here in UL and I am currently under the graduate scheme.

I am mad about Ireland, its history, music, culture, architecture, pretty much everything!

My very favourite bits, I admit, are the Castles and ruins. I am passionate about history and seeing nature reclaim abandoned sites (although they also look nice when restored!).

You can expect to see lots of posts on Castles, Tourism, Destination Marketing, Graduate Scheme, Animal Welfare and any other wild idea that pops up in my head.

I am super excited to share all of the amazing experiences I’ve had since I moved to Ireland and hopefully help any of you that are thinking of studying in UL.

So, pack your phone, wellies, camera, water, your adventurous spirit and follow me! 😬

Instagram: @irishruins

Read Evelyn’s Blogs