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Ricardo Boschetti

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 Shadow Cultural History of London

In his latest work, London Global Gateway’s Adrian Chapman explores ‘anti-psychiatry,’ a concept developed and practiced by RD Laing in the 1960s experimental community of London’s Kingsley Hall. This radical community encouraged the idea of madness as a voyage and a method of self-exploration that, it was believed, may ultimately lead...
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A Medievalist's Year in London

After receiving her Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Notre Dame in 2017, Megan Welton spent a year as an Arts and Letters Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Notre Dame in England. She currently is a postdoctoral researcher on the NWO-VICI project titled, "Citizenship Discourses in the Early Medieval World"...
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London Lit of the Fantastic

Hadas Elber-Aviram, one of London Global Gateway’s adjunct faculty, is currently undertaking a research project dealing with traditions of authors living in London who wrote about London through the prism of science fiction and fantasy. She also teaches a course at the Gateway called London Literature in the Fantastic, which closely relates...
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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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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...