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 five Global Gateways—located in Beijing, 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.

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More than 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.




ESL Class Registration


Location: Sacred Heart Parish Center

The English as a Second Language (ESL) for International Spouses Program is meant to enrich the lives and improve the English levels of the spouses of international students, scholars, post-doctoral researchers, international staff and faculty. Experienced instructors teach conversational English, American culture, English grammar and literature. All students, including returning students, must register each semester. If you are unable to attend the formal registration, you may register during any class session. Cost for the semester is $60.00 (ISSA accepts credit cards or checks made payable to the University of Notre Dame

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Make-up Sessions: Maintaining Lawful F-1 or J-1 Status


Location: Montgomery Auditorium

All newly admitted F-1 and J-1 student visa holders, including students returning to Notre Dame after a leave of absence, are required to attend a Maintaining Lawful F-1 or J-1 Status session. Students who were unable to attend these sessions at International Student Orientation may attend one of the make-up sessions on August 25; both sessions are at 5:00PM: …

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