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Cherry Blossoms in Spring: Celebrating Sakura Matsuri

Author: Franklin Paul Barcinas

On a warm Saturday afternoon on April 16, the Notre Dame Japanese Department held their annual Cherry Blossom Festival, the Sakura Matsuri. All levels of Japanese classes came together to celebrate both Japanese Culture and the coming of spring, with various performances that captured aspects of Japanese pop culture in a way that we can all relate to. There was a dramatic retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in Japanese, a few insights into Japanese television shows, a very relatable performance regarding the stresses of studying, and much more.…

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Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Author: Joachim Castellano

Congratulations to the University of Notre Dame Class of 2016! Here is a video with reflections from several CSLC seniors.

The CSLC would like to recognize the following graduating seniors. The CSLC will miss you!

Student Managers

  • Kathryn Dennee
  • Maggie McDowell


Peer Tutors

  • Sami Burr
  • Arlia Delphonse
  • Ethan Yuxuan Chen

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CSLC staff member receives Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Argentina

Author: Anne Daly

The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC) is excited to congratulate graduating desk staff member Luke Wajrowski on the receipt of a  2016 Fulbright ETA (English Teaching Assistantship) to Argentina.In the spring of 2017, Wajrowski will begin teaching English at an Argentinian university, and will also work on a research project on Argentinian theater.…

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Perley Elementary Students Perform Songs and Dances from India, South Korea, and Brazil

Author: Allegra Wallingford

On Wednesday, April 13th, the Snite Museum was full of excited, uniform-clad students from the Perley Fine Arts Academy. The event celebrated an on-going partnership with the University of Notre Dame and the local South Bend school. In particular, the event showcased the work of Notre Dame Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants who have been teaching second, third, and fourth graders Hindi, Korean, and Portuguese respectively since the start of the school year.  With help from Dong-gyun Kim, Maria Gabriella de Castro, and Suman Rani, these students learned about the cultural traditions of South Korea, Brazil, and India. After many hours of practice, the students were ready to perform for their families during their night at the Snite Museum.…

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