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Three medievalist scholars presented a range of papers on medieval women and religious writings during the Holy Water and Saintly Ink seminar at the London Global Gateway on November 24.
In the wake of the November 13 Paris attacks and subsequent terrorist threats, worldwide members of the Notre Dame community have raised important questions regarding measures to promote the safety and health of students abroad.
The recent terrorist acts in Paris have given rise to questions from students and others in the Notre Dame community regarding the status of our Spring 2016 Study Abroad programs.
In the wake of yesterday's attacks in Paris, Notre Dame International (NDI) has confirmed the safety of all students known to be studying in France--or visiting France while studying abroad elsewhere.
Marie Kissel ’83 traces much of her success back to one key point in her Notre Dame experience: going overseas to Tokyo as an undergraduate.
Notre Dame’s vision for a robust study abroad experience includes rigorous engagement inside the classroom as well as outside of it, the latter often taking the form of internships.
During the summer of 2015, Kelsey Bebout interned at Caixin Media, a financial news company in Beijing. She obtained the internship with the help of the Notre Dame Beijing Global Gateway, which reached out to the Notre Dame alumni network and connected her with Huang Shan, a Notre Dame alumnus employed at Caixin Media. “It’s definitely challenged me a lot and opened my eyes to different cultures and just seeing what it would be like to live and work abroad,” she said.
Col. Paul “Tim” Brooks ’90 graduated from Notre Dame’s Army ROTC program with a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the Department of Political Science. He was commissioned in 1990 as an armor officer and has served in the Army for nearly 25 years in a number of roles. He is currently an information operations officer stationed in Seoul, South Korea. Having spent much of his career overseas, Brooks believes strongly in the value of Notre Dame’s study abroad program.
Through a new model of cooperation with several universities in Asia, Notre Dame students are participating in research projects and gaining workplace experience with global corporations, including IBM, GE, Honeywell, and Oracle.
Huge thanks to all who participated in the Study Abroad Fair on September 14, 2015. Students wishing to learn more about specific programs are encouraged to attend the appropriate information sessions.
A group of thirteen international high school students are currently participating in the first ever International Summer Physics Institute (iSPI). The two-week program, July 27-August 7, has brought the high school students to Notre Dame from China and Ireland to explore their interest in physics.
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering works with the London Global Gateway to offer rising juniors the chance to spend six weeks living and studying at Imperial College London. This summer, 28 students participated in the program. Marissa Martinez from Seattle, Washington, and Daniel Quigley from Mahopac, New York, both CBE majors (class of 2017), offered their thoughts on the experience.
Four Notre Dame students currently studying at the University of Oxford were recently invited to meet Lord Patten of Barnes, chancellor of the University, alongside Warren von Eschenbach, assistant provost for Europe and director of the London Global Gateway, and Michael Hannigan, a Notre Dame alumnus (Arts and Letters and Law) who is pursuing a master’s degree in higher education at Oxford.…
Students studying abroad in Rome during spring 2015 curated a photo exhibit entitled Negli Occhi dell'altro: Cinque americani raccontano le periferie di Roma (In the other's eyes, five Americans portray the Roman peripheries), which was organized in collaboration with Centro Culturale Roma at Il Cantuccio al Senato and opened May 5, 2015. Notre Dame collaborates with several organizations in Rome, including the Community of Sant’Egidio…
During the summer of 2014, Patrick Butler and Patrick Valencia interned at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Dublin, Ireland. Both internships were sponsored by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Without that support, Valencia said, he wouldn’t have been able to “have this wonderful experience living abroad.”
“I knew I wanted to major in Irish; I did not expect to end up in Ireland my first summer,” said Caelin Miltko, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Letters. During the summer of 2014, Miltko interned at the National Folklore Collection of Ireland based at University College Dublin. Her work centered on digitizing the Schools Collection, a group of manuscripts gathered by Irish schoolchildren in the 1930s featuring stories and traditions from their families.
Notre Dame International will launch four new short-term Study Abroad programs for summer 2015: South Africa for Student-Athletes, Summer Greece, China Summer Language Program, and Global Gateway seminars for rising freshmen. This expansion of program offerings marks progress toward NDI’s—and the University’s—goal to provide every eligible undergraduate with an opportunity to study abroad.
Twenty-one winners of the Naughton Fellowships were announced today by the Graduate School. The research fellowships were awarded to undergraduate, Master’s, and Ph.D. students from Notre Dame and from Ireland. This year’s winners from Notre Dame represent three Notre Dame Colleges and Schools, including Arts and Letters, Engineering, and Science.
Four University of Notre Dame students received an Undergraduate Library Research Award (ULRA) for their exemplary research skills during a special event at the eighth annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference on Friday (May 1). More than 80 undergraduate research and scholarship projects were showcased at the conference.
The University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health is partnering with the Peace Corps to offer financial help to returned Peace Corps Volunteers. The joint program will provide an annual scholarship of $12,000 to qualifying returned Peace Corps Volunteer accepted into the Master of Science in Global Health program beginning Fall 2015 ...
“I’m thrilled to be a part of this project and to be in Dublin. It’s an amazing opportunity,” said Katie Brennan, a sociology major in the College of Arts and Letters. During the summer of 2014, Brennan and three other University of Notre Dame undergraduates interned on the production of 1916: The Irish Rebellion, a three-part television documentary set to air on PBS, the BBC, and Irish broadcaster RTÉ in 2016.
Maggie Kerper came to college interested in science, but really developed a passion for the field after taking her first college-level science classes. After transferring to Notre Dame as a sophomore, she found ways to explore science outside of the classroom.
Ten University of Notre Dame students have been awarded Fulbright grants in the 2014-15 program, placing the University among the top-producing universities in the nation.
The U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, Fulbright recently announced the complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most 2014-15 U.S. Fulbright students. The success of the top-producing institutions is highlighted in Thursday’s edition (Feb. 12) of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
In light of terrorist activity in Europe—and the U.S. State Department's update to the October 2014 Worldwide Travel Caution—Notre Dame International reminds Notre Dame travelers, especially students in Study Abroad programs, of the following resources and preventative safety measures:
Two students from Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters—Bright Gyamfi and Ray’Von Jones—have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad. The Gilman Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The nationally competitive award aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.