What is your favorite campus tradition? Singing the Alma Mater at the end of dorm masses
What is your favorite spot on campus? Lafun Student Center
What is your best Notre Dame memory? The College of Science Formal freshman year
What is your favorite Dining Hall Meal? Make your own pizza
What is your favorite thing about dorm life? Living so close to your friends is an incredible opportunity, and one I remind myself only really exists in the dorm system. Take advantage of it!
What clubs/activities are you involved in? Notre Dame Martial Arts Institute, Pre-Professional Society, Compassionate Care in Medicine, American Red Cross, Chemistry and Biochemistry Club, First Aid Services Team, CANDY (Canadian Association of Notre Dame Youths)
What made you choose Notre Dame? I wanted to be part of a community and I felt that ND best offered that while providing the academic experience I wanted as a student and as a person. I can honestly say I have my decision reaffirmed every day.
What is your favorite part about being an international student at Notre Dame? It makes you stand out and lets you bring something different to the table. In those early days of freshman year, it can really help with introductions and having people remember you because you are unique.
How did you adjust to life on campus? Definitely embrace the differences about the U.S. as novelty and keep in touch with other international students because they will understand your experiences better than anyone else.
How do you celebrate your culture/heritage at ND? This year the Canadian Club CANDY, which in the past couple years had been dissolved, is being brought back. We are excited to get the project started—stay tuned!
What advice do you have for international students? Please don’t let distance or cultural differences intimidate you! Notre Dame has something to offer everyone. Once you are here, it becomes easy to see that the ND family as a whole is made up of individuals like you who each have their own stories, interests, skills, and characters. Travel time seems to me like a small obstacle to overcome for this kind of an education coupled with such exceptional people.