University of Augsburg, Germany, on her semester in Galway 2023/24
My time in Galway - Mo chuid ama i nGallimh
Spending time abroad can be scary but from the moment I arrived in Ireland I felt at home. For me especially my fellow students have made my Erasmus semester special and I experienced Ireland’s beautiful landscape like the Cliffs of Moher or Connemara National Park with the people I met during my first week at student karaoke. The student’s union and the International Office planned so many activities in the beginning of the semester that it was impossible to not make friends even before the semester started.
At the start of term, I also got to know lots of Irish students and had the opportunity to improve my English. While the courses are interesting, they are also versatile and challenge you to think outside the box.
Nevertheless, for me the absolute highlight of living and studying in Galway (aside from all the great friends I made) was having the ocean at your doorstep. Galway’s coastline is so beautiful and for me (living 800 km away from the beach), being able to take walks in Salthill at the promenade was absolutely unforgettable.