The Rome Global Gateway recently launched the Italy Study Abroad Alumni private online group in partnership with the Notre Dame Alumni Association. The group is hosted on the MyND platform and is open to all current and former Notre Dame students who studied abroad in Italy, their friends, families and spouses.
It is the first time that one of Notre Dame’s international locations has created a virtual space for its thousands of alumni who, for more than 50 years, have been spending a significant period of their university years in study abroad programs in Bologna, Rome and Milan. In fact, University of Notre Dame students have experienced Italy’s beauty and opportunities through study abroad programs since the 1960s.
Since 2014, all Notre Dame students studying in Rome have been welcomed at the Rome Global Gateway, which hosts more than 300 students a year, as well as research and other academic initiatives.
“It has been a privilege to see the University’s footprint in the city become at the same time broader and deeper, with the more recent purchase of two stunning buildings in the Celio neighborhood and significant investments in additional student programs, research activities and connections with local and regional partners,” comments Silvia Dall’Olio, Director of the Rome Global Gateway.
Italy Study Abroad Alumni is aimed at re-establishing connections among people and places. The Rome Gateway will serve as a reference point for all Notre Dame affiliates in Italy and will manage this platform as a tool to strengthen friendships, create exchange possibilities and facilitate mutual support.
“This platform is for you all,” comments Antonella Piccinin, Associate Director of Students Affairs at the Rome Gateway. “It is a virtual space to reconnect and cultivate the bond that was built while you were here. The past, the present and the future virtually meet up in the Eternal City.”
Click here to join the group: https://italyabroad.undgroup.org/