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Student stories: What it’s like to study mechatronics in Limerick, Ireland

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Engineering student Anna Faith Abraham's most memorable time at the University of Limerick so far is a trip with the international student society to the Aran Island. Source: Anne Faith Abraham

For all her life, Anne Faith Abraham, 25, has lived in Kuwait. These days, however, she’s several thousand miles away in Ireland pursuing a Master of Engineering in Kuwait at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

The Republic of Ireland is often overshadowed by her neighbours, England and Scotland, in the media, but it is no less popular among international students. Irish universities are many, varied, and perform well on international rankings — there are seven public universities, 14 institutes of technology, seven private-sector colleges and a variety of language schools to choose from. From lively cities to the stunning countryside, there is much to explore and be charmed at here. 

Abraham is based in Ireland’s third-largest city, Limerick. Founded by the Vikings in 812, it is one of Ireland’s oldest cities — even older than London itself. We speak to Abraham to find out more about what life’s like here, how her course is coming along, and her future plans:  

Tell us about yourself. Why did you choose to study abroad?

I’ve always wanted to study in a different country because it’s a fun experience.

Anne Faith Abram is pursuing a postgraduate engineering degree at the University of Limerick. Source: Anne Faith Abraham

Why did you choose to study in Limerick, Ireland? What do you like most about studying here?

I chose Ireland because the course I wanted was offered here. The University of Limerick also has different scholarships. The best part about the University of Limerick is the gorgeous campus and the friendly people

Tell us about your most memorable time at university.

My most memorable time at the University of Limerick was the international society trip to Aran Islands. The island was beautiful and I had a wonderful time with my friends.

What are your top recommendations or advice to others planning to study in Ireland?

First recommendation: Invest in a windproof and weatherproof coat, Ireland has unpredictable weather. Talk to as many people as you can in your orientation week. This is the best time to make friends and meet new people.  Make sure to join as many clubs and societies. They are great stress relievers

What are your plans for the future?

I plan to work in Ireland and hopefully travel to as many countries as I can.