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Notre Dame Beijing and Hong Kong colleagues reflect on the Lunar New Year

This year, the Lunar New Year starts on Saturday, February 10, and marks the Year of the Dragon, a symbol of good luck, strength, and health. Of all the animals that comprise the Chinese Zodiac, only dragons are mythical. As a result, they are often the subject of traditional Chinese...
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A laboratory for social innovation: Resilience and recovery in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has showcased the resilience of the Ukrainian people and made the country a living laboratory where new models of social development can be conceived and tested.  It was a frosty morning in February 2022, and dark clouds hung overhead. On this otherwise normal winter day, Ukrainians...
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Notre Dame workshop explores the connection between names and identity

FLTA Stuti Benal “Names are a very good beginning in efforts for inclusivity.” When Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Stuti Benal taught and took classes on Notre Dame’s campus last year, she found that administrators and her fellow FLTAs at the Center for Languages and Cultures, her academic home...
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G.K. Chesterton and Notre Dame

When Rev. Charles O’Donnell, C.S.C., assumed the presidency of the University in 1928, he sought to bring to campus guest lecturers who could help elevate Notre Dame’s academic reputation. One such invitation was extended to Gilbert Keith (G.K.) Chesterton of England. It was, in some ways, an obvious choice: At...
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Learning in London

London is one of the world’s most dynamic cities, and that’s reflected in the opportunities afforded to Notre Dame students who study there. But it’s more than just the coursework that immerses students in London’s culture, history, and political landscape. Students mark achievement here by what they’re learning outside of...
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A Panamanian abroad: My diplomatic experience in Washington, D.C.

Gaby Del Rosario, a senior studying political science, is a writer for Notre Dame International, focused on telling the perspective of international students. This past summer, I had the unique privilege of experiencing firsthand the intricate world of international diplomacy during my time interning at the Mission of Panama to...
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The Object of Art: Students explore the galleries and stages of London

  ‘The object of art is to give life a shape.’ — William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream It’s a brisk Thursday morning in October, and a group of Notre Dame students is out for a stroll along the River Thames in central London. They move along the South Bank...
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Countless Journeys: Notre Dame in London

This special episode takes a look at the University's presence in London. We spent some time with a few of Notre Dame's students there, following them to different locations on that most iconic mode of transport, the Underground. Along the way, we explored the home of a major Premier League...
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From Dublin to London to D.C., American studies major pursues research, internships, and coursework focused on improving affordable housing for urban communities

In just the past year, Notre Dame junior Jasmine Mitchell has studied in Dublin, London, and Washington, D.C. In each location she’s traveled to, Mitchell has studied how localities are addressing affordable housing, and she hopes to eventually bring innovative solutions back to urban communities in the United States. Because no...
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The beauty of saying 'yes': A student reflects on her time in Dublin

Megan is pictured in front of Blarney Castle Megan Hughes, a junior from Tampa, Florida, is studying Business Analytics with a minor in Sustainability. Megan studied at Dublin City University in the fall of 2022, though her decision to go abroad was not as straightforward as it is for most...
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East and West, Notre Dame in Ireland Episode 2: Common Home

In episode two, we explore Notre Dame students' work on environmental issues in Ireland. None is more pressing than the role of bogs, a quintessential feature of the Irish landscape. They've been plowed over for generations to harvest the underlying peat for fuel. As the practice is phased out, one...
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Notre Dame International hosts IREX UASP Fellows from Nigeria

Notre Dame International welcomed two fellows from African universities as part of the IREX University Administration Sponsorship program. IREX is an international development organization based in Washington, DC, that helps build research management capacity of African administrators and faculty. On February 19, 2023, Angela Itegboje and Titilayo Olaposi arrived on...
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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 leaders from Notre Dame’s global network who are advancing the University’s mission to be a force for good in the world.…
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East and West, Notre Dame in Ireland Episode 1: May the road rise up to meet you

There’s a traditional Irish blessing that begins, “May the road rise up to meet you.” It’s meant to convey well-wishes for a smooth journey…both literally and figuratively. But yet, there’s something to be said for choosing to go off the beaten path. For intentionally taking the road less traveled. In...
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Trailer: East and West: Notre Dame in Ireland

  For a University with Ireland in its DNA, a presence on the Emerald Isle is only natural. But Notre Dame doesn't just have a presence in Ireland, it has a relationship with it. In East and West: Notre Dame in Ireland, we take a look at how the University...
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Pasta and conversation: How a study abroad storyteller explored a new culture

The Study Abroad Storytellers program is an opportunity for current study abroad students to share their stories with prospective study abroad students. Though they may come from different backgrounds, colleges, and majors, they all share an enthusiasm to grow academically and personally from this life changing experience.…
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How picking up a guitar helped connect a study abroad storyteller to a new language

The Study Abroad Storytellers program is an opportunity for current study abroad students to share their stories with prospective study abroad students. Though they may come from different backgrounds, colleges, and majors, they all share an enthusiasm to grow academically and personally from this life changing experience.…
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Beijing Global Gateway staff share special message for Lunar New Year

Staff at the Beijing Global Gateway (BGG) are creating a special message to help the University of Notre Dame community celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rabbit, the fourth of the zodiac animals.  A special piece of art was created by Vivian Zhou…
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Understanding Europe, in Ireland

Ciara Fitter ’23 is a major in political science and global affairs with a concentration in transnational European studies. In summer 2022, she received a grant to participate in the Notre Dame Irish Internship Program, which is supported by the Nanovic Institute and facilitated by the Notre Dame Dublin Global...