The University of Limerick (UL) will welcome over 2,600 international students over 2015/16.  This is a record number for UL and they pride themselves in offering the warmest welcome and the best student support in Ireland.  They welcome their new arrivals at Shannon airport which is only 30 minutes from the campus.  Students are paired with a Irish student through our growing buddy programme. This year the buddy programme paired 225 Buddy volunteers with 699 new International Students. To help their students settle in and meet other students they organised a series of events during the International Orientation Welcome Programme.

Orientation was held over one week and every day was filled with events for international students. Events held were Coffee Mornings, Many Workshops, Treasure Hunt on Campus, Traditional Irish Music Session in Stables Bar, Trip to Limerick Milk Market, Trip to the Burren, Campus 5k run and an International Student Welcome Dinner.

 

International Students Airport Pick up, September 2015

 

Pizza Party, UL Orientation Week, September 2015

5k Campus Run, UL Orientation Week, September 2015

International Student Photoshoot, UL Orientation Week, September 2015#

 

International Student Orientation Guides on UL Campus, September 2015

 

A host of additional events are organised by the University throughout this semester which include a Roller Disco, Pizza Party, Diwali Celebrations, and Trips Around Ireland to name but a few.