International linkages and collaborative programs with institutions of higher education in other parts of the world are essential in providing experiences that foster global literacy.

Your Notre Dame educational experience will be transformed by bold new efforts to develop interactive learning across national boundaries.

The University has formal partnership agreements with foreign universities that provide students and faculty the opportunity to develop relationships and new knowledge through exchanges.

Current Partnerships


Australian Catholic University

Within the Catholic intellectual tradition and acting in Truth and Love, Australian Catholic University is committed to the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human person and the common good.


International Studies Institute, Florence

The International Studies Institute offers an internationally recognized study abroad program that is firmly rooted in the American liberal arts tradition. 

The Umbra Institute, Perugia

At the Umbra Institute, students not only study a variety of courses in the liberal arts and sciences, but immerse themselves in the Italian culture by learning to speak the language and interacting with Italian and international students through a wide array of cultural immersion initiatives.


Aoyama Gakuin Women's Junior College

Aoyama Gakuin Women's Junior College was reestablished in April 2012 to offer women of the modern age opportunities to develop their positive human qualities under a system of two departments comprising the Department of Contemporary Liberal Arts and Department of Childhood Studies.

Kansai Gaidai University

Kansai Gaidai's two campuses (Nakamiya and Gakkentoshi) are located in Hirakata city (pop.: 405,000) near Osaka. the second largest city in Japan. Hirakata is also close to Kyoto and Nara, both of which are synonymous with Japan's rich cultural traditions. This Geographic advantage provides students with easy access to the centers of Osaka and Kyoto in little over half an hour by train.

Kyoto Notre Dame University

Kyoto Notre Dame University provides strong values-oriented education that emphasizes the spiritual and intellectual development of the whole person. This emphasis is reflected in the university motto, Virtus et Scientia (Virtue and Knowledge).

South Korea

Ewha Woman's University

Ewha Woman's University is a private women's university in Seoul  founded in 1886 by the American Methodist Episcopal Church. It is the world's largest female educational institute and has been one of the most prestigious top universities in the country since its founding.

Yeungnam University

Yeungnam University (YU) is a private research university, located in Gyeongsan, North Gyeongsang, South Korea.  


Providence University, Shalu, Taichung

Providence University was founded by an American congregation, the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (Indiana, United States).  Providence University consistently strives to foster students' abilities with a focus on long-term career development in specialized fields, which can also be transferred into different professional areas.

United Kingdom

Lancaster University

The Lancaster University campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg, just three miles from Lancaster City Centre. 

St. Mary's University Twickenham

St. Mary's is a strong and welcoming community of students and staff committed to the highest standards in teaching across the wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The University has all the advantages of a great London location along with the peace of a beautiful self-contained campus in the safe, leafy suburb of Strawberry Hill. 

University of Sheffield

Unified by the power of discovery and understanding, staff and students at the University are committed to finding new ways to transform the world we live in.