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NDI protocol officer helps build international relationships

Catherine Wilson is a self-confessed etiquette geek. “I really do like the Emily Post thing,” she says. “When I was 5 years old, my mother signed me up for my very first etiquette classes — I’m from the South so it’s not as unusual as it sounds. I had to...
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Notre Dame, international since the beginning

Since its inception, the University of Notre Dame has been a global school.  It was founded by a French priest and brothers in 1842 with money raised in Europe, and as soon as 1850 was enrolling international students.  In the decades that followed, more than 100 students would come to...
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Locked in for the night: A student shares her experience inside the Holy Sepulchre

Eva and two other students spent a night in the Holy Sepulchre for a night of prayer and refection Eva Napierkowski is a junior studying neuroscience at Notre Dame. Originally from Broomfield, Colorado, Eva traveled to Jerusalem last fall to experience the Holy Land through Notre Dame International’s study abroad...
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"A life-changing education:" Armando Sanchez reflects on his time in London

Sanchez in Trafalgar Square with a classmate Armando Sanchez participated in the London Undergraduate Program and the London Internship Program this semester. Sanchez is an AnBryce Scholar and is grateful for the opportunities education has afforded him. He writes about his time in London, how it gave him a more...
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A letter of thanks to Ireland

Khaoula Morchid is a Notre Dame alum (17’) and a former Naughton Fellow (18’) who completed her masters in Transport, Engineering, Policy and Planning at Trinty College Dublin. She is now working for AECOM in Dublin. Celebrating 20 years in Ireland this year, the Dublin Global Gateway invited Morchid to...
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A lullaby from cell 382

Commers Macartan and Sam X. Zhuang are two architecture students and musicians from the University of Notre Dame. Macartan plays the piano and Zhuang is a singer. While in Rome, they are attending the Textual Analysis Italian Course for Architects with professor Chiara Sbordoni. As part of the course, they...
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The cinematic and literary representation of Italian postwar architecture

Alberto Lo Pinto is a Mellon Post-doctoral scholar in Italian Studies at the Rome Global Gateway through December 2018. Born and raised in Rome, Lo Pinto moved to South Bend, Indiana in 2010 to pursue a M.A. in Italian Studies. Lo Pinto then taught in three colleges in New York...
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New Report: Notre Dame is #2 in the nation for study abroad participation

The University of Notre Dame’s commitment to internationalization continues to be recognized on a national level, as the University moves up in the rankings for study abroad participation. The Institute for International Education ranks Notre Dame second among doctorate-granting universities for undergraduate participation during 2016-2017.…
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An international student's perspective: It began with an Idea

Nicole Lee is a Greater China Scholar and part of the class of 2022. From Malaysia, Lee grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Hong Kong, and intends on becoming a writer or journalist, using her platform to raise awareness on key issues around the globe to effect change. During...
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The Insider Project: Vulnerability of heritage buildings in New Zealand

A team of sixteen undergraduate students spent one week over the summer of 2018 in New Zealand, inspecting historic buildings for earthquake vulnerabilities and potential economic impacts to the local communities. The trip was led by Kevin Walsh from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences…
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Serving a higher mission in Afghanistan

Balkh and Notre Dame faculty/staff standing outside the Gateway of India In 2016, Notre Dame was awarded a $1.15 million contract to help a university in Afghanistan create one of the country’s first master’s program in finance and accountancy. The partnership with Balkh University, the country’s third largest university, allowed...
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Life in Rio: A student’s perspective on NDI’s newest Brazil program

Gabrielle Brookins is a junior studying business analytics in the Mendoza College of Business with a minor in Africana studies. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native is the first student with Notre Dame International to study abroad in Rio de Janeiro. She writes about what life was like in Rio and the...
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Expand your professional experience in Asia

He Duan interned at IBM in Shanghai over the summer of 2018 Notre Dame International offers students the opportunity to learn firsthand how businesses and organizations operate all over the world. Through unpaid internships, students can participate in this nearly five-week workplace engagement program. The Global Professional Experience Program currently...
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The Insider Project: Exploring ethnic identity and self-esteem in Vietnam

Tony Do with two other student research assistants at Imperial City, Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Notre Dame senior Tony Do didn’t know what to expect when he landed in Vietnam for the first time. His uncle was picking him up first thing in the morning to drive...
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From jazz clubs to buskers: A music student’s experience of London

Alex Mansour playing piano for London staff The elegant, drifting echoes of piano and cello became a welcome soundtrack to London’s Fischer Hall last semester. The program was hosting Notre Dame music major Alex Mansour, who made the most of the building’s musical facilities, and of London’s rich music scene....
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A social experience in Jerusalem

Hardy participated in the Jerusalem Global Gateway Summer Program When Brandon Hardy goes abroad, he takes a large audience with him. With more than 4,000 followers on Instagram and thousands more on Facebook and Snapchat, Hardy has a loyal audience every where he goes. His social media presence continues to...
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Life in London: A beginner's guide from the perspective of a study abroad student

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...