By Ashley Taylor

I am a first-year student at the University of Limerick, currently studying Politics and International Relations. I’m from Northern California, from a town about forty minutes north of San Francisco.

I applied to the University of Limerick because I have always wanted to study outside of the United States. I’m thrilled to be in Ireland, although I was definitely not prepared for the weather. However, after a while, the rain begins to grow on you, and it’s nice to watch rainstorms while I study.

I chose politics and international relations because I have always enjoyed history, but I never really cared for specific dates or actions. Instead, I wanted to know why people made the choices they did, and how those choices affected the world. When I was in high school, I focused more on current events and writing mock legislation. Ultimately, the ability to understand the world and be a part of the events which are taking place in the world drew me to politics.

UL AmbassadorHello, my name is Ashley Taylor, and I am a first-year student at the University of Limerick, currently studying Politics and International Relations. I’m from Northern California, from a town about forty minutes north of San Francisco.

I applied to the University of Limerick because I have always wanted to study outside of the United States. I’m thrilled to be in Ireland, although I was definitely not prepared for the weather. However, after a while, the rain begins to grow on you, and it’s nice to watch rainstorms while I study.

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