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Observer Passport

Sam Stryker | Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Greetings from across the globe! While most Notre Dame students are busy on campus taking classes, tailgating and cheering on the Fighting Irish, hundreds of Domers around the world are studying abroad for the semester. The Observer is proud to have six of its staff members spread across three continents and six nations this fall. To keep up with their adventures, we decided to launch the Observer Passport.

Studying abroad is a two-word phrase for a reason: studying is balanced with the experience of living abroad in a foreign country. As much as the six of us enjoy taking classes, our time away from South Bend will be remembered most for the rich cultural experiences we not only observe, but also experience.

With the Observer Passport, we will show you what we do, see, eat, hear and learn during our time away from the Dome. Essentially, this blog is your passport to see the world in the way we will for the next semester. We hope you will travel with us often, as something new happens every day.

Be sure to check out Observer Passport’s first entry right now. Along with several other Notre Dame students, Sam Stryker, enrolled in the Rome program, attended an Italian club soccer match. Your friends experienced a very different gameday environment than the typical college football game.

You can stay up to date with Observer Passport at www.ndsmcobserver.com/blogs/observer-passport

Sam Stryker is a junior studying abroad in Rome. Contact him at

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