Dublin Business School

Dublin Business School (DBS) incorporating Portobello College is the largest independent college in Ireland. With over 9,000 students, DBS provides a range of full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, with courses for 2016/2017 in subject areas such as business, law, accounting, event management, IT, arts, media studies and psychology. The colleges undergraduate and part-time... Continue Reading →


My experience in the UL Buddy Programme

Study Ireland - Stories & Tips from International Students


The International Education Division launched the UL International Buddy Programme with the purpose to promote the integration of new international students and students already attending UL. The programme pair each international student to a Buddy – a volunteer student – so that new students can have someone to help them during their stay in Ireland and in UL.

So, for those of you who are planning to study in UL or those of you who are already packing your bags to come to Ireland, you should know that you won’t be all by yourself when you arrive here.

The programme works like this, once the international office knows you are coming, they send your email contact to your assigned buddy so he can introduce himself and know a little bit more about you. This email exchange helps you answering doubts or questions you may have prior to your arrival. For…

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~ 15 Under €15 ~

Study Ireland - Stories & Tips from International Students

Jena Araojo is a Study Abroad Student at the University of Limerick for the Spring semester, Jena is fitting as much as she can into her time in Ireland and here are her top tips on things to do on a budget. 

As the saying goes, college students are always ballin’ on a budget. From my time here in Ireland, I have found 15 of the best tourist attractions, good eats, castles, and trad music spots to visit across the country and all under €15. So start budgeting now and make sure to visit some of these places while you are here.

Tourist Attractions

Cliffs of Moher – €6

Location: County Clare

  • Did you actually visit Ireland if you didn’t see the Cliffs of Moher? If you’re studying abroad or simply vacationing in Ireland, the Cliffs are truly a must see and with an entrance fee of only €6…

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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

For over 200 years RCSI has played a major role in medical education and training in Ireland. Founded in 1784 to train surgeons, today the College provides extensive education and training in the healthcare professions at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Ireland’s largest medical school. International mix of students; over 60 countries represented in the student... Continue Reading →

University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is a university in Limerick, Ireland was founded in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick. In 1989, it became a university in accordance with the University of Limerick Act 1989.It was the first university established since the 1922 founding of the Republic of Ireland. With close to... Continue Reading →

Top 5 places to go in Cork

No. 1 The English Market The English Market is a food market in the centre of Cork, Ireland, occupying an area stretching from Princes Street to the Grand Parade. It is made-up of Princes Street Market and Grand Parade Market and is regarded for its mid-19th-century architecture and locally produced artisan food. The market is well supported locally and has... Continue Reading →

Fulbright Reflection Series: Sean O’Rourke’s Letter to Potential Fulbright Applicants

UCC International Students

Hello Fulbright Applicant,

UCCI’ve been asked to write a short reflection on my experience writing a Fulbright application and, honestly, I was unsure what to say. I was (and still am) surprised to receive the grant. Hopefully though, my experience will be of some use to you as you begin your application.

My first bit of advice is to start your application early. That’s not to say you should start immediately worrying if you haven’t started the application process well in advance. Many people have received Fulbrights without doing so. That said, starting the application well ahead of the deadline will give you a distinct advantage. It gives you time to draft and redraft your essays, figure out what works and doesn’t in your application, what should be emphasized more, what needs to be emphasized less. It allows you the space to coolly reflect on your application and find the…

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Junior Year at Trinity College Dublin

The World of Trinity

By Maria Heines

I am writing this second blog while treating myself to a hot chocolate at a café across the river from Ireland’s immigration office. Today is the day I will (hopefully) officially be able to call Dublin my home away from home! Despite not having the official paperwork, yet, Dublin has certainty begun to feel like home as I have gotten into a rhythm of classes, sport practices, chilling at Binary Hub, and wandering around town with friends.

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