The University of Notre Dame ranks ninth in percentage of students participating in study abroad programs among American doctoral/research institutions, according to a report released by the Institute for International Education.
_Project Hopeful_, a documentary 2012 University of Notre Dame graduates Grace Johnson and Kelsie Kiley made for a course in the Department of Film, Television and Theater (FTT), is about a new kind of modern family: one where an Illinois couple with seven biological children doubles the size of its family by adopting orphans with HIV/AIDS and special needs.
When Caitlin Crommett was 15 years old, she founded DreamCatchers, a club she created to grant the last wishes of terminally ill hospice patients. Now a University of Notre Dame sophomore majoring in business entrepreneurship and film, television and theatre, Crommett recently expanded DreamCatchers, which began as a high school club and is now a national organization with chapters in California and Indiana.
Two essays published in _Notre Dame Magazine_ last year have been named to the "Notable Essays of 2011" in this year’s collection of _The Best American Essays_, edited by David Brooks and Robert Atwan. Both essays were written by graduates of the University's College of Arts and Letters.
p. Lindsay Brown, a University of Notre Dame senior majoring in political science, has won _Seventeen_ magazine
’s “Pretty Amazing ”contest, which celebrates young women who have done something exceptional. Brown was recognized for her service work with girls in Nepal and other countries, her involvement in the nonprofit organization “She ’s the First, ”and the creation of her own nonprofit project. As the contest winner, Brown received a $20,000 scholarship and will be featured on the cover of the October issue of _Seventeen_ ."