Limerick on Ice

Jiaxin Hu is a Postgraduate Journalism student from China. In her blog, Jiaxin brings us along her opinion of winter in Limerick and her discovery and experiences of Ice Skating in the city. I used to skate in China. When I said my favourite sport is figure skating, my lecturer said he believed that no…

Five Tips for adjusting to life back home

Emma is a Study Abroad student from the USA. In this blog, Emma shared her tips on how to adjust to coming back home after studying abroad at the University of Limerick for a semester and the trials and tricks that you might face and can use in the aftermath!                 Hello to everyone again!…

Destroy your language barrier.

I wake up and I have breakfast with my flatmate from the U.S., I go to the grocery store with my flatmate from Austria, I pay, leave the bags in my house and then I go to attend lessons. I take notes, I have a coffee break (rigorously an Espresso) during the morning with my…

What they forgot to tell you…Post-Erasmus Advice

How to overcome the Post-Erasmus ‘depression.’ Hi everybody, I am Margot, I am French. I decided to talk about the post Erasmus experience because it is my second Erasmus experience and I have been through it. To be honest NOTHING prepares you to this and that is why I am here! These are my tricks…

Adjusting to Ethnic Differences While Studying Abroad

Semilore is a Study Abroad Student from Nigeria who is completing his degree in the USA. In his blog Semilore discusses how he adjusted to going from an ethnic majority to a minority. He also describes his experiences in embracing new cultures as well as being able to share his own with other students. Hello!…

Five tips for enriching your international friendships

Karli Olsen is a Masters student at the University of Limerick. In her blog, Karli shares her top tips on how to make friends with other international students and how embracing different cultures can enrich your experience studying in UL! New country. New people. New food. New weather.             None of these “news” really troubled…

Homesick or Stressed? Read this.

This blog was written by Study Abroad student Emma Craven from the USA. Emma shares her experience and advice about coping with homesickness, exam stress and the upcoming prospect of returning home.             Hello all and welcome back to one of my blog posts! If you don’t know me, my name is Emma and I…

Top 10 Instant Coffee Brands

Calling all coffee lovers! It is halfway through the semester. You have a cold. Fourteen assignments due in two days. You haven’t slept in a week. You can’t remember the last time you ate something other than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You only have one source of caffeine that isn’t chocolate—coffee. But like…

The Major Differences between a Semester and a Full Degree Abroad

This blog was written by Margaret Kanaley, a University of Limerick student that first came to UL as a Study Abroad student from the USA and decided to finish her Undergraduate in the University of Limerick. Study Abroad students often return to UL to continue their Undergraduate Degree or to pursue their Masters full time….

Off-campus accomodation – how to find it?

Hey, so you have decided that you are coming to UL? That is the best decision you  could ever make. Congratulations! Now, I would like to help you with, probably, the hardest task before coming to Limerick – accommodation. It’s not a mystery that you need be quite lucky to get on-campus accommodation. Unfortunately, I…

Five Places to Study on Campus

…or places to be on your phone for an hour watching videos.             You can probably all feel it, the looming deadlines of all the assignments we’ve been putting off starting for weeks and weeks. Well, they are approaching and they aren’t going to slow down. Some of us have essays, group projects, tests, presentations,…

Joker at the Odeon

Oddly enough now, it’s the movie most associated to my time here at Limerick! As my previous blog post would have accurately demonstrated, I am a major movie buff. I’m not a film critic, per se, but let’s just say that I’ve done my fair bit of shouting at the telly during Oscar/Golden Globe/BAFTA season…