Global Reach

Learn in the classroom of the world.

For the greater good of everyone, everywhere.

Through service, study abroad, and research opportunities, Notre Dame creates positive global impact - and strives to improve lives wherever possible.

Intellectual inquiry knows no borders.

Study the politics and power of architecture in Rome, the visual arts in London, engineering in Dublin. In every instance, learn, serve, and change the way you see the world.

75% of undergraduates study abroad.

Notre Dame ranks third nationwide in percentage of undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs.

Choose from more than 50 international study abroad programs in over 26 countries across the globe.

Your Gateway to the world.

Through Notre Dame Global Gateways, the University maintains a network of extraordinary facilities located around the world.

The gateways - located in Beijing, Chicago, Dublin, Jerusalem, London, and Rome - are academic and intellectual centers where scholars, students, and leaders from universities, government, business, and the community gather to discuss, discover, and debate issues of topical and enduring relevance.

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  • London
  • Jerusalem
  • Chicago
  • Dublin
  • Rome
  • Beijing

International Institutes and Centers

Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies
Nanovic Institute for European Studies
Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Notre Dame Institute for Global Development
The Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Notre Dame's Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is the nation's foremost Irish studies program, and Notre Dame has the most prominent presence in Ireland of any American university.
  • At the request of Pope Paul VI, Notre Dame helped found the Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies at Tantur, located on a hilltop on the road from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. The University offers graduate students the opportunity to live and study at Tantur.
  • Notre Dame's London Law Centre operates the only full-time branch of an American law school located outside the United States.
  • The University's London Centre programs, which are housed in a historic building on Trafalgar Square, include some 130 students each semester from each of Notre Dame's four colleges.

Rendering of Jenkins Hall

Committed to Global Impact

The first new college at Notre Dame in almost 100 years, the Keough School of Global Affairs prepares students to ethically engage in global human development.

The Keough School of Global Affairs supportsĀ research on critical issues of international development, peace, human rights and governance; offers a master's degree in global affairs; and supportsĀ a range of innovative dual-degree programs and undergraduate programs to enhance students' preparation for leadership in an increasingly interconnected world.

Learn more about the Keough School of Global Affairs


When in Rome...

The only American architecture program that includes a full year of academic study, all Notre Dame School of Architecture students spend their third year abroad studying the classical design and urban planning of Rome.

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Notre Dame around the world

No matter where you are in the world, Notre Dame is near.

With more than 40 international alumni clubs, Notre Dame offers the most extensive alumni network in the world. Take advantage of it.

Learn more about alumni clubs