The Greater China Scholars Program wishes you a happy and prosperous Year of Dog.
Departing the United States
If you plan to leave the United States for a short trip and will be returning for the continuation of your studies (for example, for winter break) please consult the Traveling Outside and Reentering the U.S. page and ensure you have all necessary documents with you.
If you are leaving the United States permanently or for a long period of time such as a semester abroad, please the consult the Preparing for Permanent Departure page to understand your immigration responsibilities, as well as for general advice on organizing your affairs before you leave.
One week into her senior year, Natasha Reifenberg headed to an academic health conference in El Salvador, presenting a policy brief based in research she had been involved in for the last two years. An opportunity usually reserved for distinguished academics, the trip was just one of many highlights in an outstanding undergraduate career that includes internships at the Global Fund for Women and United Nations Development Program and independent research opportunities centered around women’s issues and rights. Reifenberg attributes her accomplishments to her education in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters — particularly her philosophy major.
When Francesco Tassi arrived at Notre Dame, he was sure he would major in finance. But a lecture on refugees set him on a different path — one that led him to travel through Italy for three months to study refugee integration firsthand. Tassi, who was born in Italy and moved to the United States in third grade, traveled widely in high school and spent time living with host families in several countries. Those experiences sparked a passion for learning about and understanding cultures.