Isabella Cardenal

Isabella Cardenal
Class of 2023
  • Major: Psychology
  • Minor: Business Economics
  • Citizenship: Nicaragua, United States
  • High School: Nicaragua
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What is your favorite campus tradition?

Singing the alma mater at the end of every football game or mass

What is your favorite spot on campus?

St. Mary's Lake

What is your best Notre Dame memory?

Going to the stadium for the first time with my friends for the first football game in my freshman year

What is your favorite Dining Hall Meal?

North Dining Hall Quesadillas

What is your favorite thing about dorm life?

Random roommates

What clubs/activities are you involved in?

SIBC, Mentor for Kids, ALPFA

What made you choose Notre Dame?

Its strong sense of community and its people

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

The warmth of the Latino community

How did you adjust to life on campus?

I started creating strong individual relationships since I first arrived

How do you celebrate your culture/heritage at ND?

I gather with other Central Americans and we cook traditional meals from our countries

What advice do you have for international students?

Don't be shy to reach out to other international students, we are all always happy to help as we have been in your place before, and we know exactly how you feel.