“The classes were so interactive and small, I thought this intimate setting is exactly what I would want for a major,” says Elise Murray, a Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters student from Lancaster, Pa. “You formulate friendships and partnerships which are so vital, I think, for an undergraduate education.”
As a German major, Murray takes courses to polish her written and conversational language skills, along with a wide variety of literature and culture classes. To immerse herself further in the language and culture, she took advantage of Notre Dame’s Summer Language Abroad Grant to study in Freiburg, Germany. She credits that opportunity with helping her “become a better person—academically, socially, and culturally.”
“It was an amazing experience,” says the sophomore, who is also majoring in psychology.