University of Limerick Bucket List

The top 10 things you have to do while studying in the University of Limerick (UL) – By UL International Student Stephanie Hodges 1. Go to Stables on a Friday night Friday nights at the Stables Club on campus are International Night. Every other Friday has a fun theme, and you’re sure to have a blast. There is a dance…

For Ireland!!…Part 2!

By Halie Finke, University of Limerick (UL) International Student Ambassador (Read Part 1 here) So you’re still planning on studying abroad and gaining an amazing experience in Ireland…Well I have more tips for you!! I have gained these tips over the past couple of months studying here and thought they’d be helpful for anyone making…

For Ireland!!…Part 1!

By Halie Finke, University of Limerick (UL) International Student Ambassador So you’re thinking of studying abroad in Ireland?  Spending a semester in another country is a very rewarding experience that everyone should be able to have.  In the process of preparing for your experience, your home university may have a seminar about the country you…

Brigids 6 Tips for other Brigids studying in Ireland

By Brigid Ackerman, University of Limerick International Student Ambassador When looking into study abroad locations, it was a given that Ireland was the place for me.  Besides my obvious paleness and penchant for sweaters and tea, I was yearning to be in a country where people appreciate my first name. I’ll share my plan for…

My first Impressions in Ireland

By Mubashra Rashid, UL International Student Hi, my name is Mubashra and I am from Germany. In this blog I am just going to write about my first week in Limerick and about the new things in Ireland so far.  I arrived in Limerick at the 15th of  January. From Germany I flew to the…

10 Struggles of being an American Study Abroad Student at UL

By Morgan Harm, University of Limerick (UL) International Student Ambassador   Adjusting to the crazy time difference and remembering that just because you’re awake doesn’t mean everyone back home is… Here’s to waiting five hours for someone to respond.  Forgetting what the sun looks like But when it does finally come out you’re both blinded and…

How far is it from Brown Thomas?

By University of Limerick International Student Ambassador There is a general recommendation, that you should walk at least 10,000 steps a day, so your joints don’t rust and you keep fit. For a student, having to read and write a lot and sitting down all the time for it, this can actually be quite challenging. Or so…

10 Things You Forgot to Pack for Study Abroad

By Ayah Al-Sharari & Hope Palalay, University of Limerick International Students from the USA We have officially been at the University of Limerick for three months now and have been comfortably settled into our cozy dorm rooms in Plassey and Thomond Village. Throughout orientation week, we gradually unpacked our luggage and amazed ourselves at the amount of…

How To Do CORK In A Day!

by University of Limerick International Student Ambassadors Katelyn Dietz and Patty Maglalang Cork is the second largest city in Ireland, and fittingly there is far too much to see and do in just one day. But if you find yourself only getting to visit this beautiful county for a short while, here’s our guide to…

Bowen Guo’s UL experience (Msc Nursing Studies)

By UL International Student Bowen Guo I am Bowen Guo, major in MSc nursing studies. As the only and first Chinese nursing student in UL, I initially felt alone and stressful. I felt it was hard to understand my colleagues because of their different accents when speaking English. Studying in a fresh culture and different…

An Irish study abroad trip, that changed my life…

  Editors Note: While this blog is typically run by current international students at the University of Limerick (UL), a former UL Study Abroad student who studied at UL four years ago, had the following experience, that we thought you needed to hear! Amanda Collins Boston, MA, USA April, 2016 Have you ever heard of love…

A journal Entry From Ireland…

My arrival into Limerick was smooth sailing. I left Monday night in Vegas at 8:45pm and went straight into London, which was roughly 10 hours. I watched a movie and passed out. From then I flew straight into Shannon. I got into Limerick Tuesday night around 10pm after taking the bus from the airport to…