“Join this team at your own risk. Potential hazards include extreme bonding with non-Americans, susceptibility to open-minded dialogue and a contagious appreciation for our globalized society. Prepare yourselves accordingly, because the IA experience might just be to die for.” -Joseph Yixin Tang, Notre Dame junior and proud Third-Culture Kid
International Ambassadors (IAs) are a select group of University of Notre Dame students, both international and American, undergraduate and graduate, who serve as ISSA's student leadership team.
IAs serve as peer mentors by assisting new international students with their academic, cultural and social adjustment to the United States and Notre Dame.
IAs represent Notre Dame International by assisting with International Student Orientation and international programming. And provide invaluable feedback and guidance on issues related to international students.
Other activities include: assist with other ISSA events, like Family Friendship Program Kick-off dinner, new IA interviews, discussions with NDI Senior Leadership and welcoming international visitors to campus.
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.
On Friday, Feb. 24, the International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) will be hosting its fifth visit to the South Bend Center for the Homeless, one way that international students have the opportunity to become more involved in life outside of campus.