Marinella Stollenwerk Cavallaro

Marinella Stollenwerk Cavallaro
Class of 2022
  • Major: Political Science
  • Citizenship: New Zealand/United States/Italy
  • High School: New Zealand
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What is your favorite campus tradition?

Alma Mater at the end of a game

What is your favorite spot on campus?

BP Pen

What is your best Notre Dame memory?

Beating Michigan

What is your favorite Dining Hall Meal?

Southwest Salad at NDH

What is your favorite thing about dorm life?

The Community

What clubs/activities are you involved in?

Involved in the University Band, ISAB and Compass. I also work at the Notre Dame Magazine

What made you choose Notre Dame?

The sense of family that the university highlights. Coming from a country so far away, I felt that a sense of family and home would really help me feel comfortable in such a new environment.

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

Being able to share my country and culture with others.

How did you adjust to life on campus?

By getting involved in the dorm, and building a community.

How do you celebrate your culture/heritage at ND?

By talking to people about New Zealand, and exploring the differences between life in New Zealand and life in the U.S

What advice do you have for international students?

Put yourself out there, get involved and enjoy all the experiences that an American university has to offer.