Hyeyun (Erica) Lee

Hyeyun (Erica) Lee
Class of 2022
  • Major: Economics/Chinese
  • Citizenship: South Korea
  • High School: South Korea
  • Contact: hlee22@nd.edu

What is your favorite campus tradition?

My favorite campus tradition is everyone sitting on and play games on South and North Quad whenever it is sunny outside.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

My favorite spot on campus is Alliance for Catholic Education building. It provides you with snacks and a great study space.

What is your best Notre Dame memory?

Having a three-hour brunch on weekends with my friends in the North Dining hall booth.

What is your favorite Dining Hall Meal?

I love Dining Hall's sticky pots and the carrot cake with cream cheese icing, even though this is a dessert, not a meal.

What is your favorite thing about dorm life?

Everyone in the hall is very kind and supportive of each other. I love that atmosphere of the community in my dorm.

What clubs/activities are you involved in?

Project Fresh, International Ambassador, Learning Resource Center monitor, Korean Student Association

What made you choose Notre Dame?

I choose to attend Notre Dame because of an all-around experience that I could get on the campus. Academics, athletics, spiritual life, and social life are very balanced in Notre Dame.

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

Regardless of their home countries, every international student can sympathize with each other. We share similar difficulties and joys, so it is so grateful to be in the international student community at Notre Dame.

How did you adjust to life on campus?

I started with accepting the fact I might not be able to understand some jokes and cultural references. Once I didn't stress out about being different, Notre Dame felt more like home.

How do you celebrate your culture/heritage at ND?

I joined a cultural club like the Korean Student Association that allows me to have some home food and know more people from my culture.

What advice do you have for international students?

Be confident in the diversity that you are bringing to the Notre Dame community. Every aspect of your culture and yourself is important and should be respected.