Alejandro Mujica

Alejandro Mujica
Class of 2023
  • Major: Biological Sciences, Economics
  • Citizenship: Paraguay
  • High School: Paraguay
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What is your favorite campus tradition?

American Football, but more precisely, how it led the university to come up with “Touchdown Jesus”, “The Holy Handoff” and many other football-inspired monument names. 

What is your favorite spot on campus?

The Grotto (for now)

What is your best Notre Dame memory?

Well, since I haven’t even started classes, I’d say I haven’t actually started collecting them yet… but from my brief time there for HISE, I would say going down to The Grotto and listening to each of my peers’ experiences at the event. I t was a very emotional moment, especially as I announced my commitment to Notre Dame right then and there. 

What is your favorite Dining Hall Meal?

I haven’t had that many, yet, plus I’m lactose intolerant, so that narrows it down…I’ll go with noodles in meat sauce.

What is your favorite thing about dorm life?

That I still haven’t experienced it, so it’s a new challenge!

What clubs/activities are you involved in?

None as of yet, but I plan on getting involved in the school newspaper, musical activities, the LGBT group, and service activities geared to both people and the environment. 

What made you choose Notre Dame?

The warmth of the community… kind of ironic for such a cold place. 

What is your favorite part about being an international student at Notre Dame?

The unique perspective and mindset I bring to the table because of the hybrid nature of my cultural identity, and the chance to experience a culture vastly different to mine. 

How did you adjust to life on campus?

I didn’t, yet… but I’m sure I’ll do fine. 

How do you celebrate your culture/heritage at ND?

I am learning how to cook Paraguayan cultural foods, so when I get there I’ll take a little bit of home with me. 

What advice do you have for international students?

Being an international student makes you stand out. Use that power for good.