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International Ambassadors: the ISSA Student Leadership Team

Author: Teagan Dillon '18

For the average incoming freshman, leaving friends and family to go to college for the first time is often an overwhelming experience. But for international students, these nerves and uncertainties are amplified, as they must travel longer distances and face an entirely new culture and language.

That’s where the Notre Dame International Ambassadors step in.

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Two students awarded FitzGerald scholarship for Angers study abroad program

Author: Christiane Buessard

Sophomores Debora Mulokozi and Jarissa Sabal were awarded scholarships to attend Notre Dame International’s study abroad program in Angers, France, during the 2017-18 academic year.

The FitzGerald scholarship was established in 2002 to honor two dedicated and beloved members of the Notre Dame community, Dr. John James FitzGerald, distinguished professor of philosophy and dean at Notre Dame, and his wife Patricia LaSalle FitzGerald, librarian at Notre Dame.

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Michael K. Addo Selected as Director of London Global Gateway Law Program

Author: Kevin Allen

Notre Dame Law School has selected Michael K. Addo to be director of the London Global Gateway Law Program. He will start July 1.

Addo comes to Notre Dame from the University of Exeter as an international law and human rights specialist with more than 25 years of experience in research, teaching, and policy advice.

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Travel alert issued for Europe

Author: Joya Helmuth

On May 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Alert for Europe with an expiration date of September 1, 2017. There are specific events noted on the alert which can be read on the State Department website. Although this updated alert will not impact Notre Dame programs currently underway or planned through September 1, 2017, all travelers should read the alert and be aware of the continued guidance from the State Department:…

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Students volunteer with refugees while studying abroad in Rome

Author: Costanza Montanari

In recent years Italy, along with many other European countries, has witnessed a large migration flow from countries struggling with poverty, violence, and war. We have all asked ourselves how such atrocities are possible. What makes refugees leave their homes? And, most of all, how can we help?

During their study abroad year in Rome, students have the chance to ask these questions directly, learning more about the refugee situation in Italy and throughout Europe through community-based learning activities and the Rome Global Gateway collaboration with refugee centers in Rome. Here, we focus on the experience of students who volunteer at the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center (JNRC).…

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Two undergraduate students awarded Gilman Scholarships to study abroad this summer

Author: Joya Helmuth

Irla Atanda and Abigail Awodele have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study abroad during the summer 2017 term. Awodele will participate in the China Language Program and Atanda will study in South Africa. 

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Notre Dame International announces Luksburg Foundation Grant for faculty collaborations in Chile

Author: Joya Helmuth

The Luksburg Foundation will contribute $100,000 a year for each of the next five years to support an exchange program through which faculty, Ph.D. students, and representatives from Notre Dame can travel to Chile to work, study, and collaborate with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). The priority will be on promoting faculty exchange and collaborative research work between Notre Dame and PUC.

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Students, alumni, parents and friends gather in Beijing to honor Greater China Scholars and tour new Beijing Global Gateway

Author: Joya Helmuth

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The largest gathering of alumni, parents, students, and friends of Notre Dame in Asia came together this weekend in Beijing. Centered around Notre Dame International’s seventh Greater China Scholars Weekend, an annual event celebrating the top twenty high school applicants to Notre Dame from the greater China region, the Notre Dame community proved it is flourishing and excited about the future.

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