As you go further, so will we

In the past few years, we at Notre Dame International have expanded study abroad opportunities, facilitated expansion in international faculty research, created five Global Gateways—in Beijing, Dublin, Jerusalem, London, and Rome—and six Global Centers— in Santiago, São Paulo, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Mumbai, and at Kylemore Abbey in western Ireland—all in the hope of bringing Notre Dame, its scholarship, and its values to the world.

We understand that in order to be a global university, we must send our students, our scholars, and our administrators out into the world to learn and to work. But we see our reverse mission as equally important.

We must bring the world to this campus and allow it to expand our understanding, transform our thinking, open our minds, and enrich our community. This intellectual engagement is both a part of our academic objective, and central to our responsibility as a Catholic research university.

But we can’t stop there. We are called to be constantly curious about the world and cultures around us. At Notre Dame International, we can provide students and faculty with the experiences and resources to work with people from around the globe. By understanding their world and their neighbor, we prepare all members of the Notre Dame community to become global citizens who can effectively lead and serve the common good.


Notre Dame International advances the University’s strategy to strengthen global education, research, scholarship, and partnerships through an innovative, collaborative, values-based approach. We power Notre Dame to engage the world and the world to engage Notre Dame.


We aspire to be a leader in building inclusive and transformational global engagement for students, faculty, and staff with communities around the world, supporting Notre Dame in its pursuit of being a premier global research university that is informed by our Catholic character.

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1400+ international students at Notre Dame

120 of projects funded on NDI grants

11 Global Gateways and Centers

5,500 faculty, staff, and students traveling internationally each year

What We Do

  • 1842 Founding of the University of Notre Dame
  • 1850 First student from Mexico arrives at Notre Dame
  • 1860 First student from Cuba arrives at Notre Dame
  • 1862 First student from Ireland arrives at Notre Dame
  • 1867 The foundation stone is laid at Kylemore Abbey
  • 1905 Over 11% of the student body was made up of international students
  • 1940 First student from Nigeria arrives at Notre Dame
  • 1964 First Study Abroad program established in Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1968 London Law Programme begins, the only full-year program for American law students in Britain
  • 1969 The Rome Studies Program is established by architect Frank Montana
  • 1972 Inauguration of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute
  • 1980 Concannon Program of International Law established in London
  • 1981 London Undergraduate Program begins
  • 1996 Notre Dame plays Navy in Croke Park; 10,000 Fighting Irish fans attend
  • 1998 Notre Dame's Ireland program starts at Newman House on St. Stephen's Green
  • 2001 Rome Undergraduate Program begins
  • 2004 Keough Centre, later named Dublin Global Gateway, moves to the historic O'Connell House on Merrion Square
  • 2010 J. Nicholas Entrikin is appointed first vice president for internationalization and associate provost
  • 2010 ISSA and Study Abroad became part of the new Notre Dame International
  • 2012 American Short-Term Programs begin
  • 2014 Jerusalem Global Gateway is established in Tantur
  • 2014 Keough-Naughton Dublin Centre is designated as Dublin Global Gateway
  • 2014 The Rome Studies Program moves into the newly completed Rome Global Gateway
  • 2016 Michael E. Pippenger is appointed vice president and associate provost for internationalization
  • 2016 Kylemore Abbey Global Centre opens
  • 2018 The London Law Programme celebrates its 50th anniversary
  • 2019 The School of Architecture celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Rome Studies Program
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