Summer Opportunities

Precollege Notre Dame Science Students

Notre Dame offers exciting summer opportunities for international high school students. As a participant, you'll learn from Notre Dame faculty and live in a residence hall on campus, where you will experience our vibrant community firsthand.

Programs include the opportunity to meet with staff from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to learn more about applying to Notre Dame and have your questions answered.  

International Leadership, Enrichment, and Development Program (iLED)

Join us for a two-week program taught by Notre Dame faculty with a focus on international leadership. Programming includes lectures by professors, hands-on learning, collaborative projects, business and community engagement, and many extracurricular activities. Students take courses in all five colleges. Participants experience life at Notre Dame and broadens their understanding and knowledge in the disciplines of science, engineering, the humanities, business, the social sciences, architecture, and the arts. 

Learn more about the International Leadership, Enrichment, and Development Program

Pre-College Programs

International students are invited to participate in our Pre-College programs, which are also open to U.S. students. We offer four programs: Summer Scholars, Leadership Seminars, Study Abroad: Ireland, and Study Abroad: Rome. Summer Scholars and Leadership Seminars take place on the Notre Dame campus and the two study abroad options are 12-day adventures in Ireland and Rome. 

Learn more about Pre-College programs.  

Introduction to Engineering Program

Open to both U.S. and international students, this two-week summer program hosted by the College of Engineering introduces students to the many opportunities available in the fields of engineering. Students live on campus, connect with engineering faculty, tour our state-of-the-art facilities, and meet professional engineers.

Learn more about Introduction to Engineering.

Architecture Career Discovery

During this 12-day program, open to U.S. and international students, participants experience life as an architecture student at Notre Dame. Students participate in design studios, architecture seminars, and field trips to see exemplary architecture first hand. Participants live in residence halls, eat in the dining hall, and play on the quads. The program is structured with social and community activities in order for participants to get the most from their Notre Dame experience.

Learn more about Architecture Career Discovery.