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Study abroad is "stronger than ever"

Ever since sending students home mid-semester in spring of 2020, Notre Dame’s study abroad team has been working to get students back into the program. Their efforts have been successful; upcoming study abroad numbers will exceed pre-pandemic enrollment. A total of 824 students studied abroad in the 2019-2020 academic school...
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NDI features stories of women who empower in the world of sustainability

"Sustainability is a way of understanding the world, recognizing the role each one of us plays in it as a part of an interconnected and complex web of societies, economies, and ecosystems," says Sofía Del Valle, a 2019 master of global affairs graduate in the Keough School of Global Affairs…
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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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Notre Dame network in China connects students to summer internships

Yiyi Liu interned at the Good Food Fund in China and Beijing Social Work Development Center for Facilitators. In order to support Notre Dame students whose summer plans may have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Beijing Global Gateway and Hong Kong Global Center collaborated with Notre Dame alumni...
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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 Notre Dame International staff abroad celebrate the Chinese New Year

Michael Pippenger, Vice President & Associate Provost for Internationalization, is pictured with Catherine Leung. Notre Dame International staff at the Beijing Global Gateway and Hong Kong Global Center are preparing for the Chinese New Year, which falls on Saturday, January 25. The Chinese festival, initiating the year of the rat, is a...
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Building international exchanges with athletics in Chinese higher education

ND fencing coaches gave a series of clinics and camps in China In 2016, the University of Notre Dame entered into a partnership with the Federation of University Sports China (FUSC), the national organization for university sports in Beijing. This unique athletic collaboration has brought some of the biggest leaders...
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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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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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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...