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.
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.
Four University of Notre Dame students have been selected as Gilman Scholars for the summer 2018 academic cycle.
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.
The conference will be at the London Global Gateway, March 8-10, and will focus on the relationship between the fundamental principles of Catholic social tradition and the complex realities of particular situations.
James Kelly, who teaches the history of English Catholicism on the London Undergraduate Program, has been instrumental in developing a whole host of collaborative ventures with Durham University. In this guest post, he shares insight into new opportunities we can look forward to.
Judy Hutchinson reflects on a four-day trip to Bardejov, Slovakia, with students participating in the London Global Gateway’s Internship Program.
Amanda Bohne taught ‘Romance and Medieval Britain’ on the London Undergraduate Program last year. She reflects on the opportunities that the city opened up for her and shares how her research is taking shape.