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Social design course challenges students from Notre Dame and India to use creativity to tackle a global problem

Author: Carrie Gates

When Kacey Hengesbach began her undergraduate career at Notre Dame, she didn’t imagine that it would include traveling 8,000 miles to Ahmedabad, India. But thanks to a new course created by Neeta Verma, she had the chance to spend three weeks there last summer, working collaboratively with students from India’s National Institute of Design. Hengesbach and the other students in Verma’s Social Design course continued their partnership with the NID students throughout the fall semester, hosting them for a two-week visit to Notre Dame in September and communicating via Skype and email for the remainder of the course.

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A full circle experience: a recent graduate reflects on significance of Brazilian commencement speaker

Author: Colleen Wilcox

Catarina Stella Daltro was set to graduate on May 20, 2018. Six months before the big day, she learned the news that Brazilian Judge Sérgio Moro was set to receive an honorary degree and serve as principal speaker at the University of Notre Dame’s 173rd commencement ceremony. She wrote about the experience and discussed her unique perspective on graduation day. 

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Life in London: a beginner's guide from the perspective of a study abroad student

Author: Colleen Wilcox

California native Molly Melican, an economics and history major, is participating in the summer program at the London Global Gateway this summer. As a Notre Dame student experiencing life abroad for the first time, she was intimidated by the sheer scale of the city and wasn't sure what to expect. She learned pretty quickly how to make the most of London life, and wanted to pass on these tips to help others maximize their experience in one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

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Graham Spickett-Jones named executive director of the London Global Gateway

Author: Colleen Wilcox

Graham Spickett-Jones has been appointed executive director of the University of Notre Dame’s London Global Gateway. Spickett-Jones will serve the University’s faculty and students, and support the broader community of alumni, parents and partners from the University’s London base

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Internship programs at London Global Gateway offer “remarkable experiences” outside the classroom

Author: Colleen Wilcox

When Jim English, a Notre Dame senior, spent a semester at the London Global Gateway last spring, he gained knowledge of British politics that would rival most locals.

As a political science major, English applied for the parliamentary internship as soon as he heard he had been accepted into the London undergraduate program last semester. He was excited about the idea of getting to work in Westminster, and seeing first-hand how another country’s political system operated.

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A bicycle, a boreen, and a broken arm: a Dublin alum’s tale of building resilience, empathy, and community in Ireland

Author: Colleen Wilcox

Greer Hannan, a triple Domer, lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where she works as the Grant Compliance Coordinator managing federal funding for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a homeless services agency. She reflects on a year in Dublin and explains how challenges faced during her immersive experience set her on a career path dedicated to serving others.

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Notre Dame International announces joint research grant with Tel Aviv University

Author: Colleen Wilcox

The first recipients of the Schlindwein Family Tel Aviv University – Notre Dame Research Collaboration Grant collaboration have been announced. The funding of the grant was established by Tim Schlindwein, an alumnus of Notre Dame. Schlindwein played a key role in developing the relationship between the two institutions and furthering the research collaboration.

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NDI’S Roy Bronkema directs international students both in the office and on stage

Author: Colleen Wilcox

While ISSA's Roy Bronkema enjoys working with the international community by day, he’s also found himself in a similar role at night. The piano performance major recently served as the music director for South Bend Civic Theater’s performance of “In the Heights,” with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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Notre Dame International increases study abroad opportunities in Ireland this fall

Author: Colleen Wilcox

Nine students will travel to Ireland’s west coast this fall to participate in a new immersive Notre Dame International program in Galway City, Ireland. Students will take classes on the campus of The National University of Ireland – Galway (NUIG), which ranks among the top 2% of universities in the world.

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Why sociology, research, and travel have expanded an Arts and Letters pre-health major’s approach to medicine

Author: Teagan Dillon

When King Fok was 6 years old, he suffered from an orthopedic condition that caused him to spend two years on crutches. Uncovered by his health insurance, the condition was Fok’s first glimpse into how socioeconomic status impacts health care. That childhood experience informed his decision to major in Arts and Letters pre-health at the University of Notre Dame. As a future physician, he hopes to make medical care more efficient, inclusive, and accessible to all. A sociology class his freshman year helped him discover a perfect major to pair with pre-health.

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Global Forum: Applications open for student essay contest on global citizenship

Author: Joya Helmuth

In conjunction with the Notre Dame Forum: Going Global, Notre Dame International is pleased to announce the first essay contest on global citizenship. We invite all Notre Dame students to write a brief essay addressing what it means to be a global citizen, what the challenges and rewards are, and how you have used or will use your Notre Dame education to become a global citizen. The contest is open to all Notre Dame students.

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Jerusalem Global Gateway director steps down

Author: Warren von Eschenbach

Rev. Robert O. Smith will be stepping down from his role with the University of Notre Dame when his contract ends this summer. Smith, who holds concurrent faculty appointments in the Keough School of Global Affairs and the Department of Theology, has been the academic director of the Jerusalem Global Gateway since 2014.

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Junior Edwina King selected for Gilman Scholarship to study abroad

Author: Erin Blasko

Notre Dame student Edwina King, a junior accountancy major with a supplementary major in Spanish, has been selected for the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship on the early summer application cycle. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Gilman Scholarship provides financial support for American undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.

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