Costanza Montanari | October 16, 2020
In early July, Nicole Marinho Vieira Weiss found out she would not be able to attend the University of Notre Dame’s campus due to the new COVID-19 regulations. The finance and economics major was excited to start her freshman year, but quickly found herself overwhelmed with disappointment, and started searching for other solutions in Brazil and abroad to start the academic year on time.
When talking to the study abroad team at Notre Dame International, she learned about a new program called study away locally. With this new opportunity, she finally saw a light at the end of the tunnel. With this new program, she could still attend the University while studying at one of Notre Dame’s international locations around the world.
“Our goal with the study away locally program is to help our international students remain academically engaged as Notre Dame students even though they are unable to return to the main campus this semester,” says Katherine Kovar, assistant director of study abroad.
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