Getting Acclimated: Why You Should Choose UL

For me, choosing to study abroad in Ireland was somewhat of a whim. I narrowed down the countries to Ireland or England in a matter of 24 hours, and before I knew it I was applying to study in Ireland at the University of Limerick. What drew me initially to the University was their excellent…

Challenges when Studying Overseas for the First time ….

Onyekachi Anyalechi is from Nigeria and is currently completing a Masters in Arts at the University of Limerick. Onyekachi wanted to share some of the difficulties that he experienced when first leaving home and coming to Ireland. He also shares some advise on how to settle into life at UL.  Hello there! In this blog…

My experience in the UL Buddy Programme

The International Education Division launched the UL International Buddy Programme with the purpose to promote the integration of new international students and students already attending UL. The programme pair each international student to a Buddy – a volunteer student – so that new students can have someone to help them during their stay in Ireland…

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Jena Araojo is a Study Abroad Student at the University of Limerick for the Spring semester, Jena is fitting as much as she can into her time in Ireland and here are her top tips on things to do on a budget.  As the saying goes, college students are always ballin’ on a budget. From…

Saint Patrick’s Day in Ireland

When I chose to go to Ireland for the spring semester, I didn’t even think about the fact that I would be in Ireland come March 17. I didn’t know if they even celebrated St. Paddy’s Day in Ireland that much. As soon as March began, though, I knew that I was completely wrong. No…

3 reasons why UL is the best university for women in STEM

As we just celebrated International Women’s Day, I felt compelled to talk about women in Science & Engineering. Most of us, female students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing (STEM) courses, we know that these fields are predominantly male and it can be somehow intimidating. For this reason, I will tell you how gender equality…

Starting My Study Abroad Journey!!

Jena Araojo hails from Virginia, USA and us in Ireland for a semester to Study Abroad. Jena is planning on making the most of her study abroad journey and here she gives us an update on how it is going so far. “Traveling – it leave your speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” –…

Holi: The festival of Colours (Part 2)

Holi: The festival of Colours (Part 2) By Simran Kapur Any festival approaching an Indian household would witness a riled-up mother frantically getting the house spick and span. The festival of colour more likely so, requires an extra bit of effort post the colourful fiasco. The entirety of the day goes by with drenching each…

Holi: The festival of Colours (Part I)

Holi: The festival of Colours (Part I) By Nishita Dimri India is known to be a country with lots of festivals. We probably have a few festivals every month (and I’m not exaggerating). It’s sometimes hard to keep track of the, because they don’t really happen on a specific date. Most of the times the…

The Redness of the Spring

Baoyan writes about Chinese Spring Festival and what it is like to celebrate New Years in her new home at the University of Limerick.  Can you feel the warmth of spring in Limerick? Daffodils are blossoming and sun is coming out from the gloomy clouds. It is February now. Time for Chinese Spring Festival, last…

Law Programmes and student support at University of Limerick

The student-friendly environment at the University of Limerick, encourages students to explore, learn and grow, says Pavan Ramaswamy I distinctly remember my first day on the campus at the University of Limerick… Attending one of the rites of passage, ‘open day’, I was here trying to make up my mind about where I wanted to…