Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students are at the heart of the work of the Nanovic Institute. From its foundation, the Institute was built to connect students to transformative experiences in Europe.

The Institute supports the education and formation of undergraduate programs through a variety of curricular and cocurricular opportunities as well as on campus events and activities. Students from all majors with an interest in Europe are encouraged to consider the Minor in European Studies and those in the Keough School of Global Affairs' Supplemental Major are invited to consider the Institute's Concentration in Transnational European Studies. The Institute is pleased to offer a number of engaging and challenging courses open to all students on the past, present, and future of Europe through our EURO curriculum.

In addition to these academic programs, the Institute offers a comprehensive suite of grants for Notre Dame undergraduates who seek to conduct research or an internship in Europe, or learn a European language. Students can apply for funding to visit archives in Rome, teach English in Ukraine, or intern at a European institution. The Nanovic Institute also organizes a number of group undergraduate research projects. Previous undergraduate research projects have included, "Europe Responds to the 2020 U.S. Election," "The Road to Europe: Exploring EU Candidacy in the Western Balkans," and "Healthcare and Healing: Exploring Europe's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic."

  1. Ackerley Emma 23 600x

    Emma Ackerley

    Transnational European Studies Concentration

    Class of 2023

    Emma Ackerley

    Transnational European Studies Concentration

    Major(s): Anthropology, Italian, Global Affairs

    Minor(s): Digital Marketing

    Class of 2023

    Emma Ackerley is a junior majoring in Anthropology and Italian and Global Affairs with a Concentration in Transnational European Studies and a minor in Digital Marketing.

  2. Brindle Britton 23 600x

    Britton Brindle

    Minor in European Studies

    Class of 2023

    Britton Brindle

    Minor in European Studies

    Major(s): Political Science

    Minor(s): European Studies

    Class of 2023

    Britton Brindle is a junior studying Political Science and minoring in European Studies. Britton has previously participated in Midwest Model EU.

  3. James Broderick Class Of 22

    James Broderick

    Minor in European Studies

    Class of 2022

    James Broderick

    Minor in European Studies

    Major(s): Economics

    Minor(s): Hesburgh Program in Public Service, European Studies, Italian

    Class of 2022

    James "Jim" Broderick is a senior majoring in Economics and minoring in the Hesburgh Program in Public Service, European Studies, and Italian. Jim has worked as a research assistant on the Faith and Freedom project and through this project is involved with the Catholic Universities Partnership.

  4. Burgess Lindsay 24 600x

    Lindsay Burgess

    Minor in European Studies

    Class of 2024

    Lindsay Burgess

    Minor in European Studies

    Major(s): Science Business

    Minor(s): European Studies

    Class of 2024

    Lindsay Burgess is a sophomore majoring in Science Business and minoring in European Studies.

  5. Max Chuma 600x

    Max Chuma

    Transnational European Studies Concentration

    Class of 2022

    Max Chuma

    Transnational European Studies Concentration

    Major(s): Business Analytics, Global Affairs

    Class of 2022

    Max Chuma is a senior majoring in Business Analytics and Global Affairs with a Concentration in Transnational European Studies.

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    Kate Connolly

    Minor in European Studies

    Class of 2022

    Kate Connolly

    Minor in European Studies

    Major(s): International Economics (Russian), Political Science

    Minor(s): Computing and Digital Technologies, European Studies

    Class of 2022

    Kate Connolly is a senior majoring in International Economics (Russian) and Political Science and minoring in European Studies and Computing and Digital Technologies.

  7. Curran Sabrina 23 600x

    Sabrina Curran

    Minor in European Studies

    Class of 2023

    Sabrina Curran

    Minor in European Studies

    Major(s): Finance

    Minor(s): European Studies, Real Estate

    Class of 2023

    Sabrina Curran is a junior majoring in Finance and minoring in European Studies and Real Estate.

  8. Eoghan Fay Class Of 23

    Eoghan Fay

    Minor in European Studies

    Class of 2023

    Eoghan Fay

    Minor in European Studies

    Major(s): History

    Minor(s): German, Italian, European Studies

    Class of 2023

    Eoghan Fay is a junior majoring in History and minoring in European Studies, German, and Italian.

  9. Ferraro Peter 23 600x

    Peter Ferraro

    Transnational European Studies Concentration

    Class of 2023

    Peter Ferraro

    Transnational European Studies Concentration

    Major(s): Finance, Global Affairs

    Minor(s): Italian

    Class of 2023

    Peter Ferraro is a junior majoring in Finance and Global Affairs with a Concentration in Transnational European Studies and minoring in Italian.

  10. Foronda Cj 22 600x

    CJ Foronda

    Minor in European Studies

    Class of 2022

    CJ Foronda

    Minor in European Studies

    Major(s): Political Science, History

    Minor(s): European Studies

    Class of 2022

    CJ Foronda is a senior majoring in Political Science and History and minoring in European Studies. CJ has worked as a research assistant on the Civility in Discourse project in partnership with the Dublin Global Gateway.

  11. Gelke Gabriel 23 600x

    Gabriel Gelke

    Minor in European Studies

    Class of 2023

    Gabriel Gelke

    Minor in European Studies

    Major(s): Economics

    Minor(s): German, Digital Marketing, European Studies

    Class of 2023

    Gabriel Gelke is a junior majoring in Economics and minoring in European Studies, German, and Digital Marketing.

  12. Kearney Matt 22 600x

    Matt Kearney

    Minor in European Studies

    Class of 2022

    Matt Kearney

    Minor in European Studies

    Major(s): Political Science

    Minor(s): Digital Marketing, European Studies

    Class of 2022

    Matt Kearney is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Digital Marketing and European Studies.

  13. Kenny Maureen 22 600x

    Maureen Kenny

    Transnational European Studies Concentration

    Class of 2022

    Maureen Kenny

    Transnational European Studies Concentration

    Major(s): Political Science, Global Affairs

    Minor(s): French and Francophone Studies

    Class of 2022

    Maureen Kenny is a senior majoring in Political Science and Global Affairs with a Concentration in Transnational European Studies and minoring in French and Francophone Studies. Maureen has worked as a research assistant on the Institute’s Humanities and Policy Initiative.

  14. Celia Krohn 600x

    Celia Krohn

    Transnational European Studies Concentration

    Class of 2022

    Celia Krohn

    Transnational European Studies Concentration

    Major(s): Economics, Global Affairs

    Minor(s): Accounting, Econometrics

    Class of 2022

    Celia Krohn is a senior majoring in Economics and Global Affairs with a concentration in Transnational European Studies and minoring in Accounting and Econometrics. Celia has worked as a research assistant on the Road to Europe: Exploring EU Candidacy in the Western Balkans project as well as the Civility in Discourse project in partnership with the Dublin Global Gateway.

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    Perry Abbe Mayr

    Transnational European Studies Concentration

    Class of 2022

    Perry Abbe Mayr

    Transnational European Studies Concentration

    Major(s): Economics, Global Affairs

    Class of 2022

    Perry Abbe Thomas Mayr is a senior majoring in Economics and Global Affairs with a Concentration in Transnational European Studies.

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    Christian McKernan

    Transnational European Studies Concentration

    Class of 2023

    Christian McKernan

    Transnational European Studies Concentration

    Major(s): Finance, Global Affairs

    Class of 2023

    Christian McKernan is a junior majoring in Finance and Global Affairs with a concentration in Transnational European Studies.

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    Javier Nater

    Transnational European Studies Concentration

    Class of 2023

    Javier Nater

    Transnational European Studies Concentration

    Major(s): Political Science, Global Affairs

    Class of 2023

    Javier Nater is a junior majoring in Political Science and Global Affairs with a Concentration in Transnational European Studies.

  18. Ramsey Jack 23 600x

    Jack Ramsey

    Transnational European Studies Concentration

    Class of 2023

    Jack Ramsey

    Transnational European Studies Concentration

    Major(s): Finance, Global Affairs

    Minor(s): French and Francophone Studies

    Class of 2023

    Jack Ramsey is a junior majoring in Finance and Global Affairs with a Concentration in Transnational European Studies and minoring in French and Francophone Studies.

  19. Ruhling Nicholas 23 600x

    Nicholas Ruhling

    Minor in European Studies

    Class of 2023

    Nicholas Ruhling

    Minor in European Studies

    Major(s): Political Science

    Minor(s): German, European Studies

    Class of 2023

    Nicholas Ruhling is a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in European Studies and German.

  20. Shyne Alexander 22 600x

    Alexander Shyne

    Minor in European Studies

    Class of 2022

    Alexander Shyne

    Minor in European Studies

    Major(s): Mechanical Engineering

    Minor(s): European Studies

    Class of 2022

    Alexander Shyne is a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in European Studies. Alexander has worked as a research assistant on the Institute’s Humanities and Policy initiative.

  21. Speicher Joey 22 600x

    Joey Spiecher

    Minor in European Studies

    Class of 2022

    Joey Spiecher

    Minor in European Studies

    Major(s): Political Science, English

    Minor(s): European Studies

    Class of 2022

    Joey Spiecher is a senior majoring in Political Science and English and minoring in European Studies. Joey has worked as a research assistant on the Road to Europe: Exploring EU Candidacy in the Western Balkans and Europe Responds to the 2020 U.S. Election projects.

  22. Stollenwerk Cavallaro Marinella 22 600x

    Marinella Stollenwerk Cavallaro

    Minor in European Studies

    Class of 2022

    Marinella Stollenwerk Cavallaro

    Minor in European Studies

    Major(s): Political Science

    Minor(s): Theology, European Studies

    Class of 2022

    Marinella Stollenwerk Cavallaro is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in European Studies and Theology.

  23. Swartz Cecelia 24 600x

    Cecelia Swartz

    Minor in European Studies

    Class of 2024

    Cecelia Swartz

    Minor in European Studies

    Major(s): English

    Minor(s): European Studies

    Class of 2024

    Cecelia Swartz is a sophomore in the Glynn Family Honors Program majoring in English and minoring in European Studies.

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    John Sebastian Thorn

    Minor in European Studies

    Class of 2022

    John Sebastian Thorn

    Minor in European Studies

    Major(s): Business Analytics

    Minor(s): Medieval Studies, European Studies

    Class of 2022

    John Sebastian Thorn is a senior studying Business Analytics and minoring in European and Medieval Studies.

  25. Torres Nunez Victoria 23 600x

    Victoria Torres Nunes

    Minor in European Studies

    Class of 2023

    Victoria Torres Nunes

    Minor in European Studies

    Major(s): Finance, Political Science

    Minor(s): Real Estate, European Studies

    Class of 2023

    Victoria Torres Nunes is a junior majoring in Finance and Political Science and minoring in Real Estate and European Studies.

  26. Tsikitas Connor 23 600x

    Connor Tsikitas

    Minor in European Studies

    Class of 2023

    Connor Tsikitas

    Minor in European Studies

    Major(s): Political Science

    Minor(s): Business Economics, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Studies, Sustainability, and European Studies

    Class of 2023

    Connor Tsikitas is a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in European Studies, Business Economics, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Studies, and Sustainability.

  27. Weiss Nicole 24 600x

    Nichole Weiss

    Minor in European Studies

    Class of 2024

    Nichole Weiss

    Minor in European Studies

    Major(s): Economics

    Minor(s): European Studies

    Class of 2024

    Nicole Weiss is a sophomore in the Glynn Family Honors Program majoring Economics and minoring in European Studies.