A Study Abroad Experience

Sláinte! I am a rising senior at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia where I am pursing a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing, a concentration in Business Analytics, and a minor in Sociology. The beginning of my junior year, I decided I wanted to try something new, go outside of my…

Keeping Fit at UL

#FitAtUL If you come across me at the gym, you might find me singing along to my music as I lift, skipping around the track (of course I say it’s for cardio, but really, it’s for fun) and you will definitely find me sweating. As an exercise science major, fitness is a big component of…

Guide to Your First Week

Your first week in a new college or any college can be very overwhelming. New faces, places and all in-between are thrown at you. You’re expected to handle things calmly, however, we know it is not that simple. You get caught up with module selections or finding your way around.. next thing you know it’s week three and you’ve…

5 tips on Traveling in Europe

It’s me, Anna from California. Today, I want to give you guys a few tips about traveling around Europe during your trip abroad in Ireland. Obviously, first tip is to be safe and know who you’re going with. It can be either really stressful trying to get everyone to plan a trip or it can…

Survival guide to: Moving out of home

Moving out of home can be an exciting part of many students’ college lives, and even more so when moving country. However, with insufficient preparation, the initial thrill can soon be forgotten. We have put together a few tips and tricks with hopes to help any new students moving away from home for the first time. 1. Choosing…

Stress is Just a Concept! How to Deal with Pre-Arrival Anxiety.

You want to study abroad. But you know how easily you get stressed by literally every little thing. So do you do? Research of course! Knowledge is power they say. So you consider all possibilities. You want to make sure to pick the best place in Europe to study in. Instead watching new season of…

Easing into life in UL

So you’ve made it to Ireland!! Congrats! You’re about to have the best time of your life, meet so many new people, and experience so many cool and exciting things while at UL. I thought I’d share some tips I’ve picked up along the way to make the transition to being here smoother and advice…

To the introvert wondering whether or not to study abroad,

I know you are super scared of what lies ahead as there are so many unknowns that come with studying abroad. However, studying abroad is the experience of a lifetime and it is one hundred percent worth it! There will be rough days, but in the end you will be thankful for the experience. Here…

5 Irish Tunes to Know Before Coming to Ireland

Galway Girl : You are probably thinking I am talking about the song by Ed Sheeran. No, I am not. “ Galway Girl” is an Irish traditional tune which is extremely popular here. So, if you go to a live music bar and the musician is about to play ‘ Galway Girl’ – do not…

The 5 Best Things That Surprised Me Arriving to UL!

I have just completed six weeks living in the UL as an Erasmus student for the spring semester 2019! Already, I’ve gotten used to the different climate and the life in a new university campus, but it took me a few weeks to achieve it. Arriving here I was very surprised facing the following five…

Home Away From Home

Away from home for the first time? Do you think you will be subjected to a nerve-wracking ordeal on your first day of orientation, with no familiar faces around, hearing exotic languages unbeknownst to you before, and feeling out of place and utterly disoriented? Already missing home? Well, been there, done that. And after 6…

Diversity is the spice of UL

I haven’t visited any university in Ireland in which I saw such importance placed on the sense of learning and development by improving their infrastructure every year. With a world class campus and state of the art facilities, UL has offered me everything I could need for a better learning experience and a safe academic…