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Puebla alumni series: Matthew Metzinger ‘15

Matthew Metzinger participated in the Puebla, Mexico study abroad program during the 2013 fall semester and graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2015. He went on to attend the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences and graduated with an MD in 2019. Dr. Metzinger is currently...
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Puebla alumni series: Megan Finneran ‘13

Megan Finneran is a 2013 Notre Dame graduate who majored in pre-professional studies and Spanish. She received her masters in global health from Notre Dame. Finneran is currently in her third year of a neurosurgery residency at BroMenn Medical Center in Bloomington, IL. She reflects on her time abroad in...
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Study Abroad offers the next best thing during pandemic

Walter Osterberger and Stella Cho participated in the virtual Global Professional Experience during the Winter Session. The pandemic may have immobilized Notre Dame’s study abroad programs for three semesters, but it couldn’t keep juniors…
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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...
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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...
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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...
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How a CBL placement expanded Emily Brigham’s perspective in Ireland

Brigham and Habiba at their last tutoring session Emily Brigham, a junior from Rhode Island, majors in psychology and minors in education, schooling and society, and data science. She spent the 2019 fall semester studying at UCD in Dublin, where she volunteered with Youth and Educational Services for Refugees and...
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Finding a common language through dance in Brazil

Godsee Joy is a senior from Silver Spring, Maryland, currently studying economics and peace studies with a minor in data science. While at the University of Notre Dame, she has been heavily involved with research, community engagement, and international travel. Currently, she serves as a department director in …
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Living stones

Originally published by the Office of Public Affairs and Communications. Just as the sun was rising on a Sunday in late July, a dozen Notre Dame undergraduate students filed into the lobby of the University of Notre Dame at Tantur. Less than 24 hours before, the members of the group had landed...
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Meet the Football Friday Bagpiper

NDWorks caught up with David Younger, associate director of Study Abroad, as he helped kick off Football Friday in the Morris Inn lobby by playing his Scottish smallpipes. Before the weather turned colder, Younger played his regular bagpipes on the Wind Family Fireside Terrace. He’ll be entertaining the Morris Inn...
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Living out a dream: Artistic immersion in London

In her application for the London Global Gateway, Rachel Mills’ described a daydream that she often had in South Bend. The fantasy scenario involved her exiting the tube station into Trafalgar Square, and walking the through crowds of buskers, commuters and tourists to reach her place of work: the National...