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Students stay connected to Rome through virtual internships

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing institutions to define new ways to stay connected and engaged, like using technology to overcome physical boundaries. Notre Dame students who studied abroad in Rome have also been affected by this new normal. Despite the physical distance, the Rome Global Gateway has provided students with...
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Connected to Rome: Spring 2020 student continues internship virtually

Margaret (Maggie) Dosch ‘21, originally from South Bend, Indiana, is an art history and Italian studies major with a minor in studio art. During the spring 2020 semester, she served as the student minister at the Rome Global Gateway (RGG), leading faith-based initiatives and activities. Back on campus, she is...
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A painting a day keeps COVID-19 away

Though travel is not currently possible due to the global pandemic, Professor of Architecture at the Rome Global Gateway Ettore Mazzola has found a unique and beautiful way to transport his students across Italy during the quarantine. He initiated a personal challenge to create one work of art each day and has been...
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Human Lines: Unveiling refugee experiences through a new web documentary

Danait, an Eritrean refugee, courageously shares her experience integrating into her new home in Italy. (Photo taken by Max Hirzel, Human Lines photographer.) When she imagined Italy, a young Eritrean woman named Danait never pictured the quaint and quiet hillside town of Trivento.…
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How the Rome Global Gateway responded to the COVID-19 crisis

Three weeks before Italy went on lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19, the Rome Global Gateway (RGG) was preemptively taking drastic measures to protect its study abroad students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community. The RGG was the first study abroad program at the University of Notre Dame to witness...
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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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Immersive introduction to the Spring 2020 semester

James Lengen ’21, a graduate student in the School of Architecture’s Path A - M.ADU Program, is originally from Fort Worth, Texas. He earned his M.Arch from University of Texas at Arlington and his B.A. from the University of Colorado. He is a member of Notre Dame’s Students for Classical...
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Experiencing Rome through Community-Based Learning

Community-based learning (CBL) is a form of experiential education that integrates community engagement with instruction and reflection, deepening and enhancing the learning that takes place both in and outside the classroom. While studying in Rome, students have the opportunity to engage with timely topics such as Migrants and refugees crisis in Rome…...
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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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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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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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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...