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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...
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How a study abroad experience in Ireland led to innovative cancer research

Jenna Koenig’s first love was solving mysteries. She felt compelled to piece together leads and unravel complex puzzles. There was excitement behind the chase, as it ultimately led to discovery. This fascination was followed by her love of science and biology. It was only natural that Koenig was drawn 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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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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"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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Pilgrimage to Lourdes: One student’s unique start to a semester abroad

The beginning of Ricardo Boschetti’s semester abroad was not like his fellow students’. A week before his classmates arrived, he was staying in a hospital in the heart of Lourdes, taking part in Westminster Archdiocese’s annual pilgrimage. When Boschetti decided to give his time to such a charitable cause, he never imagined...
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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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How a study abroad experience changed Mathew Morico’s course of study

If anyone would have asked Mathew Morico when he was a child, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” He would have answered “an engineer.” So when it was time for him to enroll, Morico picked the University of Notre Dame as an Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering...
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Learn more about yourself through the Camino de Santiago

Christopher Ebner and Philip Spence, two architecture students studying abroad in Rome, decided to trek through the Camino de Santiago in Spain over fall break. They reflect on their transformative experiences below. The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) was a great way to spend fall break abroad....
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Students experience life, culture in Mexico City Pilgrimage

10:00 AM Students explored the National Museum of Anthropology. It’s the largest and most visited museum in Mexico. It contains significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts from Mexico’s pre-Columbian heritage, such as the Stone of the Sun and the Aztec Xochipilli statue.…
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Seeing the world through Ireland

Madelyn Lugli (Class of ’16) Madelyn Lugli (’16) participated in the Dublin Study Abroad Semester Program and the Irish Internship Program while at Notre Dame. Madelyn started her history Ph.D. coursework at Northwestern University this fall. She writes about her experience abroad and how it gave her a more global...
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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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Notre Dame International to host Study Abroad Week in September

Notre Dame International is hosting a new event to help connect students with resources and information on study abroad opportunities around the world. Study Abroad Week will run from September 10-14 and will consist of a series of events, information sessions, and social opportunities.…
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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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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 Rose by another name

Rose Pupel is a rising senior at Notre Dame, majoring in economics and minoring in Irish studies. Originally from Mahwah, New Jersey, Rose spent a semester studying in Dublin tracing her Irish roots to the birthplace of her great-grandmother. She writes about how a study abroad experience allowed her 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...