Notre Dame Berlin Programs
A major focus of my work at Notre Dame is the development and executive administration of four summer study abroad programs that offer global experiences tailored to Notre Dame students from a variety of disciplines. At the core of "ND Summer Berlin," "International Economics Abroad," and the "German Engineering Program," is a strong commitment to academic rigor paired with real cultural immersion through community-based service-learning, tutoring, and volunteering opportunities. In 2019, we will launch the Deutsche Sommerschule in Berlin, a 7-week German language immersion program.
In all four programs, academic excursions and on-site classes enrich the learning experience and introduce students to the multifaceted city of Berlin. By interacting with local experts in their fields, students do not just learn about Germany, but with and from German experts. Courses are taught in English and German, in order to make the program accessible to a broad variety of students, with different academic and personal interests.
As the Executive Director of all four Berlin-based programs, my responsibilities include but are not limited to: