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Embracing Notre Dame’s spirit: An interview with Huili Chen ’16

A native of Guizhou, China, Huili Chen is a 2016 Notre Dame graduate who is currently a Ph.D. candidate at MIT. Chen was a Li Ka Shing Foundation Scholar and received a full scholarship from Notre Dame’s Greater China Scholars (GCS) Program. Recently, Chen was interviewed by fellow GCS Xinqi...
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Yiran (Erin) Shang: Dear freshman Erin

Yiran (Erin) Shang, originally from Beijing, China, is a double major in finance and applied mathematics from the Mendoza College of Business. She’s also part of the Greater China Scholars Program…
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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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How Notre Dame International staff abroad celebrate the Chinese New Year

Michael Pippenger, Vice President & Associate Provost for Internationalization, is pictured with Catherine Leung. Notre Dame International staff at the Beijing Global Gateway and Hong Kong Global Center are preparing for the Chinese New Year, which falls on Saturday, January 25. The Chinese festival, initiating the year of the rat,...
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Study Abroad: China Edition

There is nothing quite like the chaos of Beijing. Cargo trucks effortlessly crossing three-lane highways during rush hour, people on the subway packed closer than sardines, and the faint smell of unfamiliar fruits were just a few of the constant reminders that I was no longer in New Jersey. I...
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LL.M. Spotlight: Yue Yu

After working for three years as a senior associate in the merger and acquisition transaction services department for Deloitte Financial Advisory in China, Yue Yu decided it was time for a career change. She wanted to go somewhere outside her native country. Yu graduated in 2015 from Central University of...
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From battle plans to lesson plans

In September 2018, 27 Master of Finance and Accounting graduates walked across the stage at Balkh University in Afghanistan In 2016, a $1.15 million grant funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development…
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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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Building international exchanges with athletics in Chinese higher education

ND fencing coaches gave a series of clinics and camps in China In 2016, the University of Notre Dame entered into a partnership with the Federation of University Sports China (FUSC), the national organization for university sports in Beijing. This unique athletic collaboration has brought some of the biggest leaders...
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An international student's perspective: It began with an Idea

Nicole Lee is a Greater China Scholar and part of the class of 2022. From Malaysia, Lee grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Hong Kong, and intends on becoming a writer or journalist, using her platform to raise awareness on key issues around the globe to effect change. During...
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Expand your professional experience in Asia

He Duan interned at IBM in Shanghai over the summer of 2018 Notre Dame International offers students the opportunity to learn firsthand how businesses and organizations operate all over the world. Through unpaid internships, students can participate in this nearly five-week workplace engagement program. The Global Professional Experience Program currently...