iSPI

International Summer Physics Institute


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Program Dates: July 16 - July 30, 2016

International Summer Physics Institute (iSPI) is a two-week intensive science program on the most intense and cutting-edge science: particle physics. The program strengthens students’ existing knowledge of physics and supplements it with advanced knowledge to investigate questions in physics using particle physics data. For the experiments, students use real data from the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) laboratory in Switzerland. They assemble and test detectors in the laboratory to study cosmic rays and draw raw data from their particle physics experiments. Students also visit the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) outside of Chicago.

In addition, students will have a chance to meet with representatives from Notre Dame’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. A day trip to Chicago and numerous other fun activities enrich student experience.

Optional SAT/TOEFL Prep week: July 31 - August 7, 2016

Students can participate in the optional third week that prepares them for TOEFL and SAT exams. NDI will make transportation arrangements for students who wish to take the TOEFL exam at the end of this prep week.

Eligibility Requirements

  • International high school students from all countries
  • An outstanding academic transcript
  • High level of English language proficiency
  • Students should possess exceptional motivation, emotional maturity, and a high aptitude for adapting to new environments

Program Cost

  • $4000 for regular two-week program
  • $6000 for regular two weeks + SAT/TOEFL Prep week

Costs include:

  • Tuition
  • Housing in an on-campus dormitory
  • Three meals per day for the entire length of the programs (meals during field trips also included)
  • Welcome dinner and closing reception
  • All program-sponsored activities
  • Medical insurance
  • Ground transportation for all program activities, trips, and airport pickup/drop-off at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Application Deadline: April 30, 2016

Once you click Learn More/Apply below, you will be asked to create an account. A password reset email will then be sent to you. Always click Non-ND NetID & Password Login. When you are in the application page, choose Questionnaire to start your application. 

Please email ASP Program Coordinator Kuldeep Niraula at kniraula@nd.edu for questions regarding the application process. 

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Contact Information

Amber Li
Manager, American Summer Programs
Notre Dame International
Email: zli15@nd.edu
Phone: +1-574-631-5527
 
Lisa Shroyer
Program Coordinator, American Summer Programs 
Notre Dame International
Email: lshroyer@nd.edu
Phone: +1-574-631-7251