Why Ireland? by Michelle Lee, UL International Student Ambassador

I have recently started to do extensive research for my Masters dissertation which involves reading a lot about studying abroad. My dissertation is going to be about what motivates American students to study abroad and whether countries like Ireland could benefit economically and socially from these students. I have been reading about what researchers in…

Life at UL by Hanbin Yao, UL International Student Ambassador

Hello everyone, I’m Hanbin from China. I came to UL last year. After I got off the bus at UL, I was deeply attracted to the natural beauty of the campus. I walked with friends in the campus to appreciate the scenery for more than two hours. This is Thomond Student Village that I live in. It…

My First Day in Ireland by Whitney Coriolan, UL International Student Ambassador

My eyes questioned reality as soon as I walked out of Shannon Airport. Could this view be real? I felt as if I had walked straight into a new Instagram filter simply named “green”. Everything in sight had a tint of the vibrant color, even through the majestic fog. After accepting the realism of the beauty that is Ireland, I boarded the bus headed to the University of Limerick. I freaked out as soon as we started moving. We were driving on the wrong side of the road! It took a while to get used to the left hand side of the road, but after many winding roads and roundabouts I finally recovered. I excitedly rattled off questions to one of the University’s student guides and then struggled to understand her responses through her cheery Irish accent.

Everyone Ballyhass to go to here sometime by Sara Jane Rodgers

Twas the weeks after exams and all through UL, not a student was studying, not even Giselle. Okay, I don’t know anyone named Giselle. That would have been handy, but alas… So what have I been up to since classes ended? I’m currently trying to do my Masters Research Project which is focused on the…