International Leadership, Enrichment and Development Program


Program Dates: July 14 - July 28, 2018

iLED is a two-week curriculum taught by Notre Dame faculty with a focus on international leadership. It includes lectures by professors, hands-on learning, collaborative projects, business and community engagement, and many extracurricular activities.

Students take courses at the College of Engineering, College of Science, Mendoza College of Business, College of Arts and Letters, and the School of Architecture. The program offers the best exposure to life at Notre Dame and broadens students’ understanding and knowledge on the disciplines of science, engineering, humanities, business, social sciences, arts, and architecture. 

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

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Eligibility Requirements

  • International high school students from all countries
  • Must be 15-year-old when attending the program
  • An outstanding academic transcript
  • High level of English language proficiency: TOEFL iBT 80+ or IELTS 6+ preferred. TOEFL iBT and IELTS can be waived if the language of instruction of applicant's current school is English. Other forms of English proficiency considered. Skype interviews may be conducted.
  • Students should possess exceptional motivation, emotional maturity, and a high aptitude for adapting to new environments.

Special Opportunities

  • Face-to-face Q&A sessions with Notre Dame’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Field trip to Chicago
  • Extra-curricular activities: Olympics, talent show, color run, scavenger hunt, ice-skating, etc. 
  • Interaction with high school peers from all over the world
  • Interaction and discussion with Notre Dame undergraduate students

Program Cost 

$3,800 for the 2-week program, which covers the following: 

  • Tuition
  • Two-week curriculum covering multiple disciplines 
  • Housing in an on-campus dormitory
  • 3 meals per day for the entire length of the program
  • Welcome dinner and closing reception
  • All program-sponsored trips and activities
  • Medical insurance
  • Airport pickup/drop-off at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Application Deadline: May 15, 2018

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. 

For questions about the application process, please refer to the contact information below.  

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Contact Information

American Short-Term Programs
Notre Dame International
Phone: +1.574.631.1138
In Brazil 
Thaïs Burmeister de Campos Pires
Assistant Director, Notre Dame International
Phone: +55.11981619949