Amanda Skofstad | November 21, 2015
In the wake of the November 13 Paris attacks and subsequent terrorist threats, worldwide members of the Notre Dame community have raised important questions regarding measures to promote the safety and health of students abroad. They have also queried the future status of international programs, including Notre Dame International (NDI) Study Abroad programs.
NDI affirms and shares these concerns and has to date issued two related communications: one to students soon after the Paris attacks and one outlining its current position on spring 2016 programs.
NDI message to students abroad following Paris attacks
NDI statement on spring 2016 study abroad programs
The University of Notre Dame believes that serious academic engagement in countries outside the U.S. is the best way to form global citizens who are equipped to participate in and respond to an increasingly complex and interconnected world.
NDI seeks always to balance this University value with vigilance and diligence by preparing students before they depart for international programs and providing resources and response plans for the duration of their time abroad.