Regina Zavala

What is your favorite campus tradition? Alma Mater after football games

What is your favorite spot on campus? The Grotto, the lakes, and CoMo

What is your best Notre Dame memory? Opening the “Welcome Home” email

What is your favorite Dining Hall Meal? Chicken Poppers

What is your favorite thing about dorm life? The tight-knit environment that makes you feel at home

What clubs/activities are you involved in? SIBC, ALPFA, ISAB

What made you choose Notre Dame? The unique sense of community that prevails campus

What is your favorite part about being an international student at Notre Dame? I’m automatically considered an interesting person.

How did you adjust to life on campus? By building a personal support system through my friends and getting as involved as possible in campus life through my classes and extracurricular activities.

How do you celebrate your culture/heritage at ND? I find comfort paying visits to the Virgin of Guadalupe located at the Basilica.  I also enjoy advising my friends about that tacos to try and what “Mexican” food to steer away from.

What advice do you have for international students? As far as home might be for you, the Irish family will make you feel like you’re exactly where you belong.  Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.