Summer Opportunities

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

Both 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. In addition, you are invited to stay for an optional third week focused on preparation for the TOEFL, SAT, and ACT exams.    

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

International Summer Physics Institute (iSPI)

This two-week intensive science program focuses on an exciting and growing area of science: particle physics. The program strengthens students’ existing knowledge of physics and supplements it with advanced knowledge to investigate questions in physics using particle physics data.  

For the experiments, students use real data from the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) laboratory in Switzerland. They assemble and test detectors in the laboratory to study cosmic rays and draw raw data from their particle physics experiments. Students also visit the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) outside of Chicago.

Learn more about the International Summer Physics Institute

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.