In summer 2016, Notre Dame senior Andrew Grose studied abroad in Spain — taking a headfirst dive into a language and culture he loved and had studied for years. The experience confirmed for him that whatever path he takes after graduation, Spanish will be a part of it. Grose, a Spanish and preprofessional studies major, is planning a career in medicine and knows his language skills will be a valuable asset — a fact that was underscored in a course on Latin America he took last fall.
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Alexis Belis ’00 arrived at Notre Dame with a plan. Following in her father’s footsteps, she was ready to major in physics, tackle the requirements for medical school, and become a doctor. She nearly missed her true calling. Today, she curates ancient art at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
They wrote poetry in Dublin coffee shops over plates of scones and artfully embellished cappuccinos — the curl of steam and lilt of Irish conversation rising and fading in the background. They wrote prose on the grassy shores of Lough Pollaacapull, where the towers and crenellations of Kylemore Abbey reflect in the waters below. They wrote in the Abbey’s common room into the wee hours of the morning. And everywhere, the 16 students in Notre Dame’s first Creative Writing Workshop in Ireland found inspiration — in the landscape, in the country’s literary history, and in each other.
This past summer, some students set their sights beyond the United States.
Some turned to China, Israel or the United Kingdom. Others looked to Russia, Ireland or South Africa. A handful focused on France, Brazil or Italy.
Father Jenkins has invited Andrew Card and Denis McDonough, chiefs of staff to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, to discuss U.S. foreign policy in a keynote Notre Dame Forum event at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 (Wednesday) in the Leighton Concert Hall of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. “Views from the West Wing: How Global Trends Shape U.S. Foreign Policy” will be moderated by Maura Policelli, executive director of the Global Policy Initiative in the new Keough School of Global Affairs.
Two Notre Dame Law School students immersed themselves in Chinese intellectual property law this summer while working at AnJie Law Firm in Beijing.
For more than 50 years, International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) at the University of Notre Dame has paired international students with members of the local community, allowing participants to learn more about different cultures, traditions, and languages.
The University of Notre Dame and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest are pleased to present “Building Bridges of Faith,” a photographic depiction of papal visits to the Holy Land. Forty-four photographs of four visits by Blessed Pope Paul VI, Pope Saint John Paul II, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis are included in the exhibition at the Hesburgh Library on the Notre Dame campus. The exhibit will be on display until December 9, 2017 and is organized by Notre Dame International.
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.
Notre Dame International is aware of the current tension and violence occurring in the Israeli-Palestinian context. Our programs through the Jerusalem Global Gateway and Tantur Ecumenical Institute continue to operate normally.
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.
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.