Hey you! My name is Frances, and I completed my MSc in Multilingual Computing and Localization at UL, with a particular interest in website and mobile app translation, workflow automation and enterprise-class localization strategies.

I'm originally from Hong Kong, but spent most of my life in Canada. I now call Toronto my home but I'm still firmly grounded in my H.K. roots. Apart from being a full time student, I'm also a full time employee, so I just know how daunting it is if you want to stay ahead of the game.

I'm glad to be part of UL's Alumni Ambassador programme, whose mission is to help you understand how UL is a professional, achievable and affordable option for everyone.

Join me in my blog if you want to learn more about me, my program and UL. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about UL, the application process, my program, or just college in general.

Email: Frances.Wu@ul.ie


With warmest wishes, I would like to introduce myself- Hi! I’m Holly, a student who studied at UL but originally from Minnesota, USA.

At home, I attend the University of Minnesota and study communications, which I found was easy to study at UL, as well!

I find myself to be an avid smiler, laugher, dreamer, and traveller, which was easy to accomplish at UL.

Within my time in Ireland, my heart has been completely stolen by all of its beauty, people, and of course, pubs, and there is no doubt in my mind that your hearts will be stolen just as quickly as mine was.

Email: Holly.hackenmiller@ul.ie


Hi! My name is Kayla DePara and I am from Wolcott, Connecticut, USA. I attend the University of Hartford, which is in my home state, and I completed my junior year at the University of Limerick studying B.A. Mathematics and Pre-Dental. I hope to attend dental school after graduating from UHart.

Ever since middle school, I always knew I wanted to study abroad in Ireland, so I made that dream come true! When looking at colleges in Ireland, I could not find any college that could fit me more perfectly than UL. I am a very athletic and outgoing person and seeing how UL is “Ireland’s sports campus”, I could not see myself going to any other University.

Deciding to study abroad at UL has been the best decision of my life so far. I have created so many memories and friends that will last a lifetime. UL has helped me experience everything I have wanted and more while abroad. The students and staff at UL are very welcoming and immediately make you feel like you are part of the community as soon as you step on campus! This university has offered an excellent balance of academics and exciting student life which was what I was looking for. I was lucky enough to travel to seven different countries while studying at UL - England, Italy, Albania, Greece, France, Switzerland, and Spain. All have been amazing experiences for me! I have found a new love for traveling during my time in Ireland and I am just getting started. I'm very excited to share my experiences with students and show them how life changing studying abroad at UL can be for them!

Email: Kayla.DePara@ul.ie