The London Global Gateway is active year round with a myriad of intellectual and cultural activities including graduate and undergraduate classes, faculty seminars, conferences, workshops, debates, book launches and other events.
Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate students can enhance their educational experience by spending a semester or a year studying in London with lecturers from many British universities and institutions, as well as faculty members from the University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame faculty members use the London Global Gateway to enrich their research and scholarship through collaborations with colleagues at British and European institutions.
The London Global Gateway promotes activities that advance the mission and raise the profile of the University in London and around the world.
The Notre Dame London Global Gateway is housed in the Marian Kennedy Fischer Hall, an imposing 19,000-square-foot building on the northwest corner of Trafalgar Square. The facility has served as Notre Dame's London base of operations since 1998. Built as a University Club for Oxford and Cambridge graduates, Fischer Hall now hosts Notre Dame's London-based programs and classes, as well as events such as conferences, book launches, lecture series, and recitals.
Fischer Hall, in addition to its proximity to St. James's Park, is close to Waterloo Gardens, Embankment Gardens, and the River Thames. It is near many of London's leading universities, including King's College London, the London school of Economics, and University College London. The are is also home to many libraries and bookstores.
Conway Hall is the residence building for the London Global Gateway. It is situated south of the River Thames, in the vicinity of Waterloo Station, King’s College London, and the city’s cultural Southbank Centre, and is just a 15-minute walk from Fischer Hall.
Conway Hall offers 270 beds organized in flats that are shared between the Notre Dame study abroad programs and Anglo Educational Services, an organization that houses students predominantly from other American universities.