Stories

International Womens Day Graphics5

Notre Dame International features stories of women who empower

In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Notre Dame International is launching a series of stories of women who empower and inspire. Meet three leaders from Notre Dame’s global network who are advancing the University’s mission to be a force for good in the world.…
Carozza Sedmak 01

Putting Dignity into Practice

How can international development groups promote human dignity in their work – and why should they try? A new volume from the Kellogg Institute Book Series on Democracy and Development examines the meaning of “human dignity” – a term that encompasses human flourishing beyond the elimination of poverty – and asks...
Feature 1200

A Semester, Interrupted: International Student Stories

As the pandemic first exploded in the United States in early spring, international students had to make a tough call: Should they find a way to stay on campus or return to their home countries to wait for the situation to resolve itself? The crisis intensified in many locations across...
Img 4465

Puebla alumni series: Jesse Hernandez ‘11

Hernandez is pictured in Puebla at a local hospital during his time abroad. Jesse Hernandez is a 2011 Notre Dame graduate and majored in Arts & Letters pre-professional studies and psychology. Hernandez writes about his time in Puebla and how it led to a career in medicine.…
Ja4

Beauty in the aging hands of strife: A reflection on “Every Street”

Andrews in Vienna during fall break 2019 Joe Andrews studied in London during fall 2019, and he spent fall break visiting some of Europe's capital cities. Like most students, he was struck by the beauty and history he encountered on his trip, but he also noticed the poverty and deprivation that often...
Teotihucan

Puebla alumni series: Mike Spencer '05

Spencer is pictured with his wife & kids at Clifty Falls State Park, Madison, IN – July 2020 Mike Spencer is a 2005 graduate from Notre Dame, majoring in mathematics. Currently, he works as a senior marketing specialist in pricing for Cummins Inc, an engine and generator manufacturer based in...
Mg 6210

Embracing Notre Dame’s spirit: An interview with Huili Chen ’16

A native of Guizhou, China, Huili Chen is a 2016 Notre Dame graduate who is currently a Ph.D. candidate at MIT. Chen was a Li Ka Shing Foundation Scholar and received a full scholarship from Notre Dame’s Greater China Scholars (GCS) Program. Recently, Chen was interviewed by fellow GCS Xinqi...
International Student Reflectionssocial

Pedro Navarro: Finding home in Sorocaba and Knott Hall

  Pedro Navarro, originally from Sorocaba, Brazil, is majoring in chemical engineering. He shares his story as part of the International Student Reflection series from the class of 2020. When I think about the fact that I am graduating from Notre Dame, it is still hard to believe. I can...
International Student Reflectionssocial

Nasir Azim Ilyas: Golden mornings and purple sunsets

Nasir Azim Ilyas, originally from Lahore, Pakistan, is receiving his MBA from the Mendoza College of Business. He also serves as an international ambassador for Notre Dame International. He shares his story as part of the International Student Reflection series from the class of 2020.…
International Student Reflectionssocial

Yiran (Erin) Shang: Dear freshman Erin

Yiran (Erin) Shang, originally from Beijing, China, is a double major in finance and applied mathematics from the Mendoza College of Business. She’s also part of the Greater China Scholars Program…
International Student Reflectionssocial

Margarita Marie Diego: "I’ll never forget Notre Dame"

Margarita Marie Diego, originally from Manila, Philippines, is an economics major with a minor in education, schooling, and society. She shares her story as part of the International Student Reflection series from the class of 2020. I'll never forget reading the email from the International Student and Scholar Affairs office...
Human Lines Home Page Condensed

Human Lines: Unveiling refugee experiences through a new web documentary

Danait, an Eritrean refugee, courageously shares her experience integrating into her new home in Italy. (Photo taken by Max Hirzel, Human Lines photographer.) When she imagined Italy, a young Eritrean woman named Danait never pictured the quaint and quiet hillside town of Trivento.…
Elsa Baron Fall Travel And Research Grant 2019 Website

Building Dialogue

Elsa Barron, a junior biology and peace studies major at the University of Notre Dame and two-time grant recipient from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, studies the political and religious dynamics surrounding the construction of the first official mosque in Athens, Greece since the Ottoman Empire. Drawing on communal memories of the Ottoman...
Img 4090

How the Rome Global Gateway responded to the COVID-19 crisis

Three weeks before Italy went on lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19, the Rome Global Gateway (RGG) was preemptively taking drastic measures to protect its study abroad students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community. The RGG was the first study abroad program at the University of Notre Dame to witness...
Canva Woman In Gray Sweat Shirt Sitting Beside Window Web

Working from home? Stay focused with these tips

Working from home is the new normal for many of us. As skilled professionals, we are all called to do our part, but now we are doing it in a familiar environment used in a different way. I spoke with Megan Costigan, the human resources consultant for Notre Dame International...
Rome

Quick action gets 545 students, 13 faculty/staff home from abroad

Early in the evening on Friday, Feb. 28, Mary Kowalski, vice president of travel services at Anthony Travel, was on her way to an Instant Pot cooking class when she received a call that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had issued a level 3 travel advisory for Italy. ...
Jaime Story Photo Featured Image

Meet Jaime Signoracci: NDI's travel security and risk management expert

In June 2014, a plane landed hard at the Kabul International Airport. It was after dark and the flight crew needed medical attention. The plane suffered damage, so the crew needed to stay overnight in Kabul until another aircraft could be flown in. Jaime Signoracci, who was only in her...