Arriving in Limerick

Exploring Dublin

Submitted by Sierra Crisp on the 2023 spring semester program in Limerick, Ireland…

This marks week 1 of my study abroad journey. So far I’m really loving Ireland. There is so much to see and do. The campus is incredibly beautiful and is full of natural beauty. It is surrounded by nature and the buildings are a true work of architecture. My favorite place so far has been the grass pasture right beside my dorm. It’s a place that holds many activities and there is always a nice face lounging about. (Submitted on January 20, 2023)

Week 2 of my study abroad experience was even better than the first. I’m getting more comfortable at the University of Limerick. I’ve made more friends and now know my way around campus. Classes are hard, however the teachers are extremely talented and I feel like I’m learning a ton. This week I went on a trip to Blarney Castle and visited a beautiful cathedral in Cork. It was loads of fun, and I can’t wait to go back!! (Submitted on January 31, 2023)

I’m really enjoying Ireland! We went on our first weekend trip and that really was a stunner. Dublin was really a place to be. We did so many things from go on a bus tour to checking out museums and markets. I went with a great group of friends that I’ve met who all live across the globe! It’s nice to meet so many people of different paths. (Submitted during Week 3)

This week may have been the best yet. I got to try out a whole new sport that I’ve never even heard of called Wind Surfing. Which is basically a fusion of many types of water sports. It was challenging and quite scary at first but soon I conquered my fear. Through this I learned how to persevere. It was loads of fun and I can’t wait to go on the water sometime again. (Submitted on February 12, 2023)

This week was a pretty uneventful week. It’s been a great time, but I’m starting to feel a bit homesick. Despite this, I realize that there are so many more exciting things to come. Me and my friend are planning a trip to Greece during spring break! It’s amazing to get a time to travel and explore Europe. I’ve never been outside the country until now, and now I’m going across the globe! (Submitted on February 28, 2023)

The Uni Limerick Aquatic Center, which is used for windsurfing!