Coffee Time by Yini Gao, UL International Student Ambassador

By University of Limerick (UL) International Student Ambassador Yini Gao. I am a big fan of coffee latte. I drank latte in Florence. I drank Latte in Rome. I drank Latte in Denmark. And I drank latte in Oslo. But after tasting so many cups of latte in a lot of places, I found that…

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.

Sperrys, Sprints, and a Summit by Sara Jane Rodgers

I recently hiked Torc Mountain in Kerry. The name comes from an Irish word meaning “boar.” The legend goes that an enchanted boar was killed on this mountain by a legendary 3rd century hero named Fionn mac Cumhaill. Even though I did not see any enchanted boars (or any regular boars for that matter) on…

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…

A Good Christmas: No Map Required by Sara Jane Rodgers

Christmas in Prague Old Town Square I just got back from the most exciting adventure! Nutcrackers, maps, castles – oh my! Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen  I wasn’t able to go home to the US this year for Christmas because plane tickets going across the Atlantic are very expensive. However, there are some very cheap flights…