Anybody can, everybody should! Any Notre Dame student of sophomore status (minimum 30 credits) who has declared her major and has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (some programs require a 3.0).
Anytime of year! Undergraduate students may study abroad during their sophomore or junior year, or during the first semester of their senior year. Graduate students are welcome to participate in short-term faculty led programs.
All kinds! Academic Programs (one to four weeks, semesters, summers, or year-long); as well as Work Abroad, Teach Abroad and Volunteer Abroad Programs.
Students work with their academic advisors and the director for international education to select study abroad courses that can be used to fulfill graduation requirements at Notre Dame. In Notre Dame-sponsored programs, all credits are actual Notre Dame academic credits. Where possible, study abroad courses may be used to fulfill requirements in the major and general education. Credits completed as part of non-Notre Dame programs may transfer back to Notre Dame.
The key is to plan ahead; with enough preparation and help from your academic and study abroad advisors, you will be able to stay on track for timely completion of your degree.
Every major is international! Your undergraduate experience prepares you to gain an understanding of others in a culturally diverse world, and study abroad is the perfect tool. Life-enriching experiences like study abroad make students stand out as risk-takers and as people who are interested in taking their learning and communication skills one step further.
No experience sharpens skills in a foreign language more than living abroad. Programs are, however, offered in various English-speaking countries and most programs in non-English-speaking countries offer classes taught in English.
Study abroad literature and catalogs are available in FIC026 and around campus. Stop by FIC016A to talk with the director for international education about your study abroad plans.
Notre Dame has programs across the globe through direct exchange agreements with other universities and study abroad program providers.
A diverse portfolio of courses are offered through study abroad program providers and our university exchange partners.