Be prepared for the downtime

Homesickness and the occasional quiet nights in with nothing to do will be part of your semester abroad at some stage. Ashley, one of our student ambassadors, felt it too! In this blog she discusses the best ways to manage them. Call a friend, watch some Netflix and enjoy the downtime while you can! Be…

My UL Experience: A testimony

Considering studying at UL? Whether you choose to come here for a semester, or your whole degree, we are confident that you’ll have a great time. In this blog, Maggie Kanaley, one of our Student Ambassadors, tells us how she came to Limerick as a study abroad student, and will finish her degree as a…

Survival guide to: Saving money

As you all know college is many things, but cheap isn’t one of them. We have decided to put together a list of our top tips to make saving money a little bit easier, leaving you with some extra free cash to experience student life to its fullest. 1. Student Card So the first thing…

Limerick Supermarket Shopping Guide

Unsure of what to do about your weekly grocery shop? Student Ambassador Luyi Wu gives us a simple guide to the supermarkets available in Limerick City and Castletroy here! Supervalu is a retailer that has served the Irish people for more than 30 years, it has penetrated various residential communities and even become a landmark…

Encourage!

Pavani Madda, an International Student at UL, tells us about the importance of encouragement and positivity in our lives. We often turn to discouraging words when trying to make change, but this article may make you realise that uplifting others, and ourselves, can sometimes be the most powerful way to have an impact. We could…

Things I wish I knew when packing my luggage!

In this blog, Sonya San, an International Student at UL, discusses the things that she wished she had known before packing her luggage to bring to Ireland. Not sure what the essentials are? Read on to find out what to pack, and what you can leave behind! Packing your luggage before coming to Limerick can…

An Irish Christmas Dinner to Remember

“I will gladly say that my very first Irish Christmas dinner felt like home away from home” Our international student ambassador, Oluwatobi Ajayi, writes about her first Christmas dinner in Ireland in this heart-warming blog. Read to find out more about how she spent Christmas in Ireland (as well as the many potatoes that she…

My Study Abroad Experience

Sylvester is an Erasmus+ ICM student from the University of Cape Coast Ghana, he is studying International Relations and African Politics. Now that the semester ended he has just started additional studies working on a research project with Chris McInerney, Director of the Centre for Peace and Development, Department of Politics and Public Administration as…

The Student Perspective

Though her semester was cut short, Study Abroad student Tally talks about her time in the University of Limerick. She made memories, she made friends and best of all, she became part of the UL wolf pack! The wolf is a powerful, majestic, and elusive creature. It roams far and wide, relying on its community,…

My First Snowfall Experience!

Anyone remember the time in February 2020 when we witnessed rain, hail, snow and sunshine all in the same week?? Well for Ambassador, Chandan, it was the first time in his life to witness snow. Read to find out what he thought of the experience! Well, I was already amazed by the beauty of Ireland,…

Improving the balance between school, work and social life

Lilian, an International Student Ambassador, in her blog provides us with great tips on how to maintain a healthy balance between work, school and making time for ourselves and friends! Hello again, my name is Lilian and I am a masters student studying information and network security at the University of Limerick. I am currently…