Senior Associate Director, Study Abroad
As a Senior Associate Director in Study Abroad within Notre Dame International, Brigitta Richmond is responsible for implementing the strategy and operations plan of Notre Dame International's Summer Study Abroad programs. She collaborates across NDI's global network and other campus departments to support the institution's overall goals. She provides cross-cultural, analytic, and linguistic support in special projects and initiatives. In addition, Brigitta manages international study-abroad programs in the United Kingdom, including Norwich, St. Andrews, Durham, and Oxford, and Budapest, Hungary.
She advocates for underrepresented students in study abroad; as a first-generation college student herself, she prioritized providing opportunities for students to share their stories through the student lens. In addition, Brigitta is actively involved in Diversity Abroad by leading a team of professionals in the Communities of Practice working group. She is an advocate for students and continues to move the team forward in creating safe spaces for students to share their stories.
Brigitta has traveled extensively in both her academic and personal life. She has lived in Austria, Hungary, and Romania and is fluent in Hungarian. As an immigrant and through her travels as a young child, Brigitta became passionate about international education early on. While she enjoys promoting study abroad to students, she is also an advocate for people finding opportunities to internationalize their careers. At a national level, she has been involved in the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Annual Briefing and Women in Security Conference, collaborating on the sexual violence awareness abroad project.
Brigitta holds two MAs in nationalism from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and an M.A. in cultural anthropology from Ball State University.