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Six faculty members awarded inaugural Greater China Collaboration Grants

Author: Joya Helmuth

Notre Dame International is building, sustaining, and encouraging academic and research collaboration with leading universities in the Greater China region, including mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. This grant program is part of the University’s broader international strategy to engage Greater China by building upon existing academic partnerships and strengthening opportunities for research, scholarship, and graduate student training.

 

 

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Notre Dame volleyball camp welcomes players from Beijing

Author: Jane Horvat '18

Each summer, youth volleyball players across America travel to Notre Dame to train and learn under the tutelage of the Irish volleyball players and coaching staff. This year the team camp included participants from across the continents as well as across the country. From July 18-22 a contingent of players and coaches from the Yuxin School Affiliated to Capital Normal University in Beijing reported to the Joyce Center alongside the American teams attending camp.

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Nine faculty members awarded inaugural Mexico City Collaboration Grants

Author: Joya Helmuth

Notre Dame International is providing funding to build, sustain, and encourage academic and research collaboration with leading universities in Mexico. This grant program supports the University’s broader strategy to engage Mexico and Latin America by building upon existing partnerships and creating new opportunities for research, scholarship, and graduate training.…

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Dublin study abroad students find insights through community-based learning

Author: Rosie McDowell

While Notre Dame students study abroad in Dublin during their junior year, they have the option to learn and serve with local community organizations, through a collaboration with the Center for Social Concerns. Community-based learning (CBL) placements with at-risk youth, people experiencing homelessness, the elderly, and refugees afford students weekly opportunity to encounter and build relationships with Irish youth and adults and other residents of Dublin. 

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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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