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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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Notre Dame London Summer School returns

This summer Notre Dame London welcomed its first batch of Summer School students since 2019! The London Summer Program offers Notre Dame students the opportunity to study in the UK’s bustling capital city for 6 weeks. For undergraduate students unable to commit to a full semester abroad, the summer program...
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Learning East Asian Ways of Life in London

When Notre Dame students apply to spend a semester in London, they are often anticipating the traditional London experience. They can’t wait to take photos with red post boxes and black cabs. They are excited to look out for members of the Royal Family near Buckingham Palace, or to visit...
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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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Anglo-American reflections on G.K. Chesterton

In recent months, Ronan Doheny, an archivist with a background in Modern Irish and Church history, has begun working on the G.K. Chesterton Collection at the Notre Dame London Global Gateway. At the same time Trish Bredar, an academic focusing on British literature of the long nineteenth century, has been working as the Chesterton...
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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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Dr. Brian Donley '86 teaches students about the business of empathy

Dr. Brian Donley ‘86 practices what he preaches.  As the inaugural director of the Cleveland Clinic London, due to open in 2021, Donley is devoted to continuing the clinic’s mission to foster a compassionate culture and create a patient-focused healthcare system. In order to achieve this, Donley knows he must...
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Vanesa Miseres retraces the footsteps of travelers between Latin America and Europe

Vanesa Miseres is becoming a regular feature at the London Global Gateway. After receiving a Global Gateway Research Award in 2018, she spent a semester in London researching the connection between European and Latin American history and literature. It was during this visit that she was inspired to create a course on...
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London Alumni Series: Usi Abugo realizes adventure is the best way to learn

Usiwoma Abugo ‘08 is probably the only oculoplastic surgeon who is instafamous. With nearly 17,000 followers, Abugo has had major success achieving her own career goals and helping others achieve theirs. Her time at the London Global Gateway allowed her to shift her focus, and instead of learning about medicine, she spent...
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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 Gallery....
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Shifting mindsets: A student learns the power of creative thinking

Bozzo with friends in Greenwich Dominic Bozzo is a computer science major, a subject that has always required him to think analytically. It may seem surprising then, that he spent his semester in London as an intern at a top design agency. “I work with 20 people who all have...
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A global perspective: Notre Dame London Law students at the United Nations

Halfway through their semester in London, Notre Dame law students stepped out of the classroom and headed to the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, discovering what their studies look like in practice. The three day trip was a feast of experiential learning, and students debated topics with UN officials, analyzed...
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Experiencing London through literature of the fantastic

The London Global Gateway strives for students to experience London as its own classroom. This can be through trips to museums and specific cultural sights, or through street art, music and theater. This semester, Eliza Harris took a course in "London Literature of the Fantastic" with Professor Hadas Elber-Aviram, which enabled her to see London through...
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LL.M. Spotlight: Nina Oldehaver

For Nina Oldehaver, her LL.M. degree from Notre Dame Law School will give her a better understanding in her international workplace. During her mandatory two-year internship to become a lawyer in Germany, she worked in labor and employment law for international businesses. Working with American clients who have German businesses...
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Off the beaten track: Notre Dame law students discover Buckfast Abbey

At the beginning of this semester, fifteen law students traveled south for the weekend, swapping the bright lights of London for the stark and beautiful landscapes of Dartmoor. Staying at the Buckfast Abbey, a Benedictine monastery active since 1018, students took part in activities which took them off the beaten...