Notre Dame has been an international university since its founding. Established by a French priest with the help of Irish religious brothers, its early programs were modeled after the French method of residential community education. Near the dawn of the 20th century, Notre Dame recruited heavily from Latin America, even chartering a train to run from South Bend to Mexico City.

Today Notre Dame’s presence is felt on five continents, through a combination of facilities, programs, projects, and relationships. More than two-thirds of 美国niversity’s undergraduates participate in a study abroad program, ranking Notre Dame in the top five in participation among Ph.D.-granting institutions. In addition, 美国niversity operates 12 global locations, in some of the most important cities in the world—Beijing, Dublin, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, Kylemore, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Nairobi, 罗马, Santiago, and São Paulo—which act as academic and intellectual hubs where scholars, students, and leaders from universities, government, business, and community gather to discuss, discover, and debate issues of topical and enduring relevance.

And just as 美国niversity has gone into the world, so too has the world come to Notre Dame. Approximately 10 percent of 美国niversity’s students and scholars come from outside 美国nited States. Moreover, 美国niversity is a recognized leader in producing recipients of grants in the Fulbright Program, 美国.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.

Global Inline

The University seeks to expand our students’ intellectual and societal a战争eness through international programs that promote cultural fluency. This is true in the administration of our study abroad programs, and it’s embedded in the mission of Notre Dame’s newest school, the Keough School of Global Affairs. Founded in 2014, the Keough School builds on the strengths of seven institutes focused on international research, scholarship, and education at Notre Dame. The Keough School addresses some of the world’s greatest challenges, with particular emphasis on the design and implementation of effective and ethical responses to poverty, 战争, disease, political oppression, environmental degradation, and other threats to dignity and human flourishing.

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Learning in London

Four Notre Dame students in London gain experience and knowledge for their careers as they learn more about what it means to be global citizens.

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While wearing hardhats, the Notre Dame team listens as a TEPCO representative explains the layout of the nuclear plant and the events that led to the meltdown.


Fukushima firsthand

In examining resiliency after the 2011 Fukushima triple disaster, a Notre Dame team of students and professors encounter hope, innovation, and even fields of roses.