Studying Abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that provides students with a variety of unique experiences. BeyoND Study Abroad is the official Notre Dame International Study Abroad podcast that captures these experiences via student stories from abroad. We are committed to showcasing the various stages of studying abroad including the excitement and the challenges. In doing so, we aim to highlight the diversity of experiences found among our students, returnees, and alumni throughout the study abroad process.
Join us every week on Friday as we venture beyond study abroad with our student host, Sofia Perez, and a number of guests!
Alumni Abroad: Making the most of your time abroad
From current students to alumni who studied abroad decades ago, international experiences abroad can impact us for years to come. Join us in this first episode of our “Alumni Series” where we’ll be featuring different Notre Dame alumni each episode! This week Sofia talks with Patrick Quinn (2020 graduate) who studied in Angers in the Spring of 2019. Patrick tells us all about his time in Angers including how he made his own “French bucket list” and sought out many excellent opportunities to make the most of his time abroad!
Episode 6: Holidays Abroad
This week Sofia sits down with triplet sisters Annie and Maria Ritten who studied abroad in Dublin and Rome! Coming from two parents who studied abroad during their time at Notre Dame, Maria and Annie grew up always knowing they wanted to study abroad and could not wait to make memories of their own. Join us as we hear about the unique and contrasting aspects of both of their times abroad during the semester and also over Christmas time as the rest of the Ritten family traveled out to Europe to spend the Holiday season abroad as a family!
Identities Abroad: Being a First-Generation, Black Woman
The study abroad experience is made unique by various aspects. This includes students’ identities as well as their participation in opportunities available to them abroad. This is the first episode in a series we’re calling “Identities Abroad.” This series of BeyoND Study Abroad aims to highlight diversity among Notre Dame students as they discuss their study abroad stories. This week we hear from Jaime Spencer, who shares her experience as a first-generation college student and Black woman as she studied abroad in London and Jerusalem. She also discusses her participation in a research lab abroad. Stay tuned for more episodes in our “Identities Abroad” series in the coming months!
Episode 4: Abroad During A Pandemic
During these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, we certainly know that study abroad looks very different this year. Join us in this episode where Sofia sits down with two students, Katie and Enzo, who were both studying abroad in Europe during the beginnings of the pandemic. Highlighting two vastly different experiences during this process, we hear the variety of student stories regarding leaving their host countries, finishing the semester virtually, and their advice to students looking to study abroad in the future.
Episode 3: All About Applications
Don’t know much about the ND study abroad application process? Trying to write your application right now but don’t know where to start? Come join us in this episode as Sofia sits down with two NDI staff members to talk all about information and advice when it comes to writing study abroad applications. And a special segment on debunking common study abroad rumors!
With Sam Juarez (email@example.com) and Brigitta Richmond (Brigitta.Richmond.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Episode 2: Summer Study Abroad
With the recent announcement of the suspension of Spring 2021 study abroad programs, the Summer 2021 abroad application deadline has been extended to November 15th! So join us in this episode as we explore these summer programs and hear from 4 different students who did summer programs in Jerusalem, London, Brasil, and Rome and about all of the amazing experiences, both cultural and academic that they had there!