Jacques Gonnard

Majors: Economics and Political Science
Clubs / Extracurricular Activities: Professor research, ISAB, sports

Hello there! My name is Jacques and I am a Senior who grew up in Paris, France. I am majoring in Economics and Political Science, but in my spare time I enjoy hanging out with friends and taking advantage of all the fun stuff ND has to offer. It was difficult at times getting used to South Bend and a new school system but being an IA has allowed me to meet fellow internationals that might be in the same boat. So don’t hesitate to reach out! My main piece of advice for you newcomers is not to worry about being far from home in a different culture, you are getting out of your comfort zone and that is a valuable experience. Hopefully you will embrace these differences and use them to deepen your internationalism. I look forward to meeting all of you in person!

Favorite ND Moment

Football games and tailgates

Advice for Incoming International Students

Be open minded and don't worry about being far from home.Try to embrace all the new things ND has to offer.