Advancing international study, exchange, and scholarship by cultivating Notre Dame's global alliances and partnerships.

Global Gateways

The University of Notre Dame enjoys extraordinary worldwide presence, a good portion of which is mediated through its network of Global Gateways. The current six Global Gateways—located in Beijing, Chicago, Dublin, Jerusalem, London, and Rome—provide 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.

Study Abroad


Celebrating 50 years of sending students to diverse regions around the world for life-changing learning experiences.



International students and scholars enhance campus diversity and cultural understanding. NDI works to support them in their transition to life in the U.S.



Innovations in Study Abroad to Increase Student Opportunities

Author: Amanda Skofstad


Notre Dame International will launch four new short-term Study Abroad programs for summer 2015: South Africa for Student-Athletes, Summer Greece, China Summer Language Program, and Global Gateway seminars for rising freshmen. This expansion of program offerings marks progress toward NDI’s—and the University’s—goal to provide every eligible undergraduate with an opportunity to study abroad.

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Contending Modernities: Catholic, Muslim, Secular

Location: Rome Global Gateway

June 3-5, 2015

As an interdisciplinary research initiative, Contending Modernities explores how Islam and Catholicism have understood, accommodated, altered, and resisted the radical transformations that have characterized the modern world. This plenary conference will bring together members of each of the Contending Modernities working groups (Science and the Human Person; Global Migration and the New Cosmopolitanism; Authority, Community, Identity) who will showcase their research-in-progress, and explore areas of convergence between the working groups. The conference will feature keynote addresses from leading public intellectuals, and contributions from Italian scholars and policy makers.…

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