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Student experience: Summer scholarship programme in China

Oisin Flynn is a final year BA in Applied Languages student at the University of Limerick. This summer, UL offered him the opportunity to travel to China for an internship for the months of July and August. Oisin talks about his experiences here: I am so grateful to UL for making such a life-changing experience… Continue reading Student experience: Summer scholarship programme in China

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Student experience: Law Plus student Eilbhe recounts her time at the University of Texas at Austin

UL Law students have the opportunity of completing a semester or a year abroad in our partner institutions across Europe (through our Erasmus programme) and North America (through our Study Exchange programme). Eilbhe Harrington completed her spring semester of 3rd year at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Law – a top-10 US… Continue reading Student experience: Law Plus student Eilbhe recounts her time at the University of Texas at Austin

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Tips to having the best Exchange / Study Abroad Experience

Study Ireland - Stories & Tips from International Students

I have just returned home to Canada after my one-semester exchange at UL. What can I say? It has been a BLAST! Although there isn’t anything I would change looking back, there are a few things that I wish I’d known about coming to Ireland, about the academics at UL, about cooking for myself, and about travelling in Europe. So I’d like to share these with you so that you are better prepared when coming to UL on your study abroad or exchange!

Before you come:

unnamedDownload WhatsApp – This is some advice especially for non-EU students like myself, who may not know that this mobile app is hugely popular in Europe. It quickly became one of the main ways of communication while abroad so it’s worth downloading and figuring out before you arrive.

Unlock your phone I made the mistake of forgetting to unlock my phone from my…

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Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School Field Trip

Students on the Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School went on a field trip to Spike Island on Tuesday June 5th. These American students are undertaking an intensive three-week programme on criminal justice, with lectures delivered by faculty and researchers at the Centre for Crime, Justice and Victim Studies. They were accompanied on their trip… Continue reading Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School Field Trip

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From Ethiopia to Ireland

Study Ireland - Stories & Tips from International Students

Elias traveled from Ethiopia to the Irish World Academy of music and dance to study for a semester through the Erasmus Plus International Credit Mobility Programme, here he reflects on his time in Limerick.

I arrived at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, in September 2017. After months of preparation and paperwork, I still did not know what to expect, luckily my friend Genene was starting this new adventure with me. Our first impression when we arrived was that everything is green, we soon learnt this was a result of the rain! Before coming to Ireland, we only knew where the island of Ireland is located and the types of music from the different provinces and we had seen Irish dancing on the television.  During orientation we were treated to a live Irish dancing performance in the concert hall which we will never forget!  It…

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Leaving University: What Now?

It's getting to that sad time of year where we say farewell to our final year students. Micheál Costello is a final year BA in New Media & English student at the University of Limerick. In this blog post, originally published on his blog What He Does, Micheál writes about his time at UL, and his future… Continue reading Leaving University: What Now?

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Big decisions to be made in 2nd year

By Kayley Hardiman, BA in Journalism and New Media Wow what a whirlwind of a semester it has been so far. It’s week 9 already. How did that happen? Time has just flown by this semester. I have been so busy ever since I came back to UL in January. This semester is crazy for all… Continue reading Big decisions to be made in 2nd year

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My experience studying Law at the University of Limerick

The School of Law at UL recently received recognition of its Law degrees – Law Plus and Law and Accounting – from the Bar Council of India. Here one of our recent Law graduates, Pavan Ramaswamy, tells us of his experience and why he chose the School of Law, University of Limerick (UL) to study… Continue reading My experience studying Law at the University of Limerick

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How to prepare to go on Erasmus

By Elle Walsh, 3rd year Applied Languages student at the University of Limerick It can seem daunting trying to get ready for a semester abroad if you’ve never lived outside of Ireland before. Knowing what to pack, what to leave behind and most importantly, what to expect can be a real challenge. That’s why I’ve decided… Continue reading How to prepare to go on Erasmus

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What To Consider When Choosing Where To Go On Erasmus

By Sarah Talty, 4th year Journalism and New Media We are very lucky that the University of Limerick is one of the best colleges for allowing their students Co-op and Erasmus opportunities. UL are linked with many fantastic colleges all around the world and when the time comes to finally choose where to go on Erasmus… Continue reading What To Consider When Choosing Where To Go On Erasmus

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Why I chose to study at the University of Limerick

By Kayley Hardiman, 2nd year Journalism and New Media I decided to study the Journalism and New Media at UL because of the opportunities that existed here that weren’t anywhere else. The main things that attracted me to the course were the co-op and Erasmus in third year which I have yet to do. Journalism… Continue reading Why I chose to study at the University of Limerick

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Make sure you embrace and appreciate college life

By Marisa Kennedy, BA in Journalism and New Media, University of Limerick It’s said that your student years are the best years of your life. What should be added to that is, they are also the quickest. One minute, you’re following around an Orientation guide like a lost puppy trying to drink in this enormous campus,… Continue reading Make sure you embrace and appreciate college life