American Semester Abroad Program 

Fall Semester 2017: Aug 16 - Dec 16, 2017     

Spring Semester 2018: Jan 14 - May 12, 2018 

The University of Notre Dame invites exceptional international undergraduate students enrolled in universities around the world to study abroad at Notre Dame for a semester or an academic year.

The American Semester Abroad Program (ASAP) is a credit-bearing program that allows international students to take 12-18 credits per semester at the University. Students will receive an official Notre Dame transcript upon completion of the program.

Program Highlights:

  • Welcome orientation and activities
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) training
  • Face-to-face Q&A sessions with Graduate School admissions staff
  • Living on campus as part of the Notre Dame community
  • Access to campus facilities
  • Excursion to Chicago
  • 4-5 day academic excursion over mid-term and spring breaks to major destination (for example: New York, Washington, or similar)

Program Cost Includes:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Housing and three meals per day
  • Health insurance
  • Excursions, trips, and all other program-sponsored activities

Program Cost Does Not Include:

  • Books
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel to and from Notre Dame
  • Visa fees

More information about the program cost available here

Eligibility Requirements

  • International undergraduate students enrolled in a university outside the United States
  • Sophomore or higher standing at home university
  • Outstanding academic transcript: 3.0 GPA or higher
  • High level of English language proficiency (TOEFL 80 / IELTS 6.5 minimum with 90+ / IELTS 7.0+ preferred. If TOEFL is between 80 and 90, or IELTS is at 6.5, the applicant may be required to do a phone interview with the admission committee.)
  • Students should possess exceptional motivation, emotional maturity, and a high aptitude for adapting to new environments

Additional Requirements 

  • One recommendation letter from a faculty member
  • A personal record form, filled out by a school official or your study abroad advisor
  • Documentation demonstrating enough funds to support study at Notre Dame

Application Deadlines

  • 2017 Fall Semester: March 26, 2017
  • 2017- 18 Academic Year: March 26, 2017
  • 2018 Spring Semester: October 1, 2017

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 Amber Li at for questions about the application process. 

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Contact Information

Amber Li
Academic Program Director, American Summer Programs
Notre Dame International
Phone: +1-574-631-5527
Lisa Shroyer
Program Coordinator, American Summer Programs 
Notre Dame International
Phone: +1-574-631-7251