Last month, 13 members of the Notre Dame Club of United Kingdom – London hosted a series of dinners for London Undergraduate Program and London Law Centre students. The dinners provided students with the opportunity to network and meet friendly faces in London, hear advice and stories of life in London, and eat a delicious meal! Read on for some fantastic comments:
“So tonight I attended one of the alumni dinners at a local family’s house. Amy Neeb hosted me and three other students for dinner. It was actually one of the best nights I have had in London. She made a great home cooked meal and even sent us home with granola bars, skippy peanut butter, homemade brownies and more. She made dinner conversation so fun and interesting. I guess we did too because she invited us back for round two! It was a great taste of home with a good meal, friendly mom and a doggie who begs for scraps by the table. I cannot wait to return and I sure hope she knows how much I appreciate it!” – Colby Hoyer (London Undergraduate Program, Spring 2014). Check out Colby’s blog London’s Calling.
“Last night, I had dinner with Libby Bishop Shields, Director of Operations at the University of Notre Dame (USA) in England at her beautiful home in South Kensington, London. The alumni dinner night was an extraordinary opportunity to get out of the dorm and eat a delicious home-cooked meal in great company! Learning about Libby’s day-to-day experiences in London were extremely enlightening. I am considering moving to London one day for work and loved hearing about her adjustment from life at Notre Dame. It was great catching up with my peers in a new setting, and I would definitely do it again, soon. Thank you for providing students with this wonderful opportunity.” - Nicole Sganga (London Undergraduate Program, Spring 2014)
“I had a great time at dinner last night. Libby was kind enough to host us at her apartment last evening, and it reminded me yet again, of the how powerful the Notre Dame connection is. I didn’t know this at the time but one of the reasons why Notre Dame is so great is because people truly care about you and want to know what/how you’re doing. Libby and four of us students were able to get a dialogue going about what we are doing and what we want to do, how we’re liking the London program and what can be improved in. Apart from the delicious home-cooked food and the entertainment of her adorable daughter, Chloe, Libby shared some of her wisdom with us. I thoroughly enjoyed my evening and definitely think we should organize similar events more often.” – Charitha Isanaka (London Undergraduate Program, Spring 2014)
We look forward to organizing more dinners with the generous alumni hosts next semester!