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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.
Update: The U.K. threat level was reduced to severe on May 27, 2017.
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.
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:…
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.
Teresa Kennedy, class of 2016; senior Jenny Ng; and Dominic Romeo, class of ’14, were named to the third cohort entering the Yenching Academy, based at Peking University in Beijing.
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.
Notre Dame International is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 photo and video contest! Cash prizes were given to the three winners in the photography category, and two in video. There were also two honorable mentions for photography.
We thank Ms. Margritz and Ms. Hurson for their letter entitled “A call for transparency from Notre Dame International” which ran in last week’s Observer. We expect that the thoughts expressed in the letter are shared by students who were not accepted to a study abroad program for the upcoming academic year, and in this response we will address the concerns raised and let you know what we’re working on to make the application process a more positive experience.…
Twenty-seven University of Notre Dame students were awarded Fulbright grants in the 2016-17 program.
A message to international students from Michael E. Pippenger, vice president and associate provost for internationalization.
Congratulations to Annie Batcheller, Teagan Dillon, and Jack Calvert, who ran the historic Athens Marathon on November 13.
Students in Vittorio Montemaggi’s class concluded a series of international trips with a visit to Kraków and Auschwitz.
Students in Vittorio Montemaggi’s class traveled to Venice, bringing to life their study of relations between Judaism and Christianity.
Staff and students were deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Giles Waterfield on November 5, 2016.
Students in Vittorio Montemaggi’s class traveled to Rome and paid a visit to the Rome Global Gateway.
Sociology and pre-med student, King Fok, has been awarded the Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship for his semester of study at the London Global Gateway.
The London Global Gateway has hosted the fourth annual Global Dome Exchange Program: an intensive three-week seminar designed to accelerate dissertation progress and build international networks of young scholars in the humanities field.
Arts and Letter junior Emily Vincent discovered Chunmiao Little Flower on a service trip during high school in 2013. There, she learned the extent of China’s issue with orphaned and abandoned children. There are an estimated 600,000 abandoned children in China—98 percent of whom have disabilities. That first experience set the course for Vincent’s future—and, ultimately, led her to choose Notre Dame, inspired by the University’s devotion to human solidarity and concern for the common good.
The second Heidelberg-Notre Dame Summer School in Computational Chemistry took place at the University of Notre Dame from July 4 to 10, following its launch in Heidelberg last summer.
The University of Notre Dame’s new Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs announces the opening of applications for its inaugural academic program, the two-year professional Master of Global Affairs. The program is designed to prepare new generations of leaders and agents of change in governments, nongovernmental and civil society organizations, and the private sector.
The Kennedy Scholars Thesis Seminar introduces students to research strategies and techniques in the humanities, social sciences, and arts, as well as academic resources in and around London.
A political science major set to graduate this spring with acceptance to Harvard Law, Rachel Wang claims choosing Notre Dame is one of the best decisions she has made in her life—and has had the most formative and inspiring results.
In the wake of yesterday’s attacks in Brussels, Notre Dame International (NDI) has confirmed the safety of all ND students known to be abroad. None were in Brussels and at this time NDI does not plan to curtail or modify international programs.
Through Notre Dame International, the University of Notre Dame and Heidelberg University have established a collaboration in which students from Germany have taken classes and conducted research at Notre Dame since August, part of an ongoing, broad collaboration with Heidelberg University that was established in 2104.
In a speech Friday (March 11) at the American Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo, Brazil, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., discussed the importance of Catholic education in an era of corruption and injustice, the University’s vision for growth in the country and its research related to the Zika virus.
In light of 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:…