Saying Goodbye: My Top 3 Favourite Trips

Saying goodbye is always bittersweet. Now that the exams have come to an end and I am back home safely in the Netherlands, it is time to look back at my time at UL and Limerick.

Beyond the Irish Fairytale : From the Magical to the Modern

Ireland, as a common North American ideal: the place foreseen as the magic dream where fairies frolic in the meadows, the rolling hills capture mists and the edges of rainbows, and the people are charming and perfectly gorgeous. Ireland, as a real functioning modern country: a country with all the flaws and fierceness of any…

I’ve been in Ireland for 3 weeks—here’s what I’ve picked up on.

By UL international student ambassador Rachel Pierson. I left New York for Limerick in mid-January, and since then I’ve met some amazing people, tried some great food, and been to some awesome places. Over the past 3 weeks, I’ve also learned some things about Irish culture. 1. Full Irish Breakfast In America, this could be…

Celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year in UL

By Xiaoyu Lin For all the Chinese, Chinese Lunar New Year (also called the Spring Festival), is undoubtedly the most important thing for a year. Weeks or even one month before the New Year’s Eve, families especially grandparents tend to be very busy preparing traditional food, snacks for visiting relatives and new clothes. The process…

Ways to Enjoy a Rainy Irish Day

By UL international Student Ambassador Lindsay Nygren There’s so much natural beauty in Ireland that just requires being outside to truly appreciate its beauty. Too bad the weather doesn’t always seem to agree with these ideas, so here’s a short list of activities to take advantage of the Irish weather from the warmth and dryness of the…

My first days in Limerick

By UL international Erasmus student Ivo Petro, One year ago I decided that it was about time to make an important decision. I had to come to a decision as to whether to continue on the easy and known path and study all four years at my home university, or to take part in the…

How to Settle in to University, with food!

Homesickness can get to anyone who’s away from home- either studying abroad, on Erasmus or has completely relocated. I’ve found in my travels that a way for me to bring a bit of home to wherever I’m living is to cook my comfort food. Sometimes it’s hard to find the right ingredients and the taste isn’t the same,…

My first trip to Dublin

By UL Student YULIA VELIKDUS Four months in Limerick without a visit to Ireland’s capital – Last Tuesday, I finally decided to explore Dublin for my very first time. Disembarking from a bus in the city centre, I knew little about the city and had to elaborate my sightseeing plan already in Dublin. The bus from Limerick…

Study Abroad – My Rollercoaster

By UL Student Meera Aashkia Mohammad Life is like a roller coaster where we don’t get to choose between a scream and enjoy the ride, but we tend to do both at the same time. Likewise, I chose to study abroad, which is a perfect combination of study and enjoy my journey ahead. Even though…

How to enjoy Christmas in Ireland

By UL international student Ambassador Ana Ramírez If you are one of those people that are very much into the Christmas spirit like me, here’s a list of how to make the most of your time here before and during Christmas while you are studying abroad! Go to the see the Christmas lights switch on in…