Studying Abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that provides students with a variety of unique experiences. BeyoND Study Abroad is the official Notre Dame International Study Abroad podcast that captures these experiences via student stories from abroad. We are committed to showcasing the various stages of studying abroad including the excitement and the challenges. In doing so, we aim to highlight the diversity of experiences found among our students, returnees, and alumni throughout the study abroad process.
Join us every week on Friday as we venture beyond study abroad with our student host, Sofia Perez, and a number of guests.
Sofia Perez is a senior biochemistry major who studied abroad at the Notre Dame London Global Gateway program in Fall 2019. While abroad she participated in an internship at the St. Thomas More Catholic School and traveled to a variety of countries around Europe from popular vacation spots like Barcelona to unique locations such as Bardejov, Slovakia. Before studying abroad, her international experience was extremely limited and she had never been outside of North America. Overcoming all apprehensions and nerves, Sofia could not have been more excited and ended up gaining so much from her time living in London and from her travels to fifteen different countries. Her time abroad was unforgettable, and this year she is excited to be hosting Notre Dame International’s Study Abroad Podcast: BeyoND Study Abroad. She will be sharing her own abroad experiences while interviewing a variety of students, alumni, and staff about their time abroad.