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A community of layers: Discovering Notre Dame, in Rome

The Rome Global Gateway, one of five operated by Notre Dame International, focuses on providing students and scholars research opportunities, taking advantage of the unique combination of cultural, political, historical and religious layers that make Rome what it is today.…
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The Inspired Leadership Initiative explores Rome

Evon “Terry” Vogt and Maureen Toner are part of the first cohort of fellows to go through Notre Dame’s Inspired Leadership Initiative (ILI). The group visited Rome for a full week of academic, cultural, and spiritual engagement. The Inspired Leadership Initiative is a one-year program for accomplished leaders who have...
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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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The cinematic and literary representation of Italian postwar architecture

Alberto Lo Pinto is a Mellon Post-doctoral scholar in Italian Studies at the Rome Global Gateway through December 2018. Born and raised in Rome, Lo Pinto moved to South Bend, Indiana in 2010 to pursue a M.A. in Italian Studies. Lo Pinto then taught in three colleges in New York...
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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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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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A lullaby from cell 382

Macartan Commers and Sam X. Zhuang are two architecture students and musicians from the University of Notre Dame. Commers plays the piano and Zhuang is a singer. While in Rome, they are attending the Textual Analysis Italian Course for Architects with professor Chiara Sbordoni. As part of the course, they worked...