Asia is intellectually inspiring and challenging for Notre Dame students, who have numerous opportunities to study at one of Asia’s top universities or to participate in distinctive Notre Dame-designed international programs. These programs offer courses in language immersion, business studies, professional engagement, engineering collaboration, and service learning with academic, corporate, and other organizational partners.
Student Exchange Opportunities in Asia
Notre Dame International offers students the opportunity to study as exchange students at some of the region’s best universities, including:
Notre Dame students participate in Chinese Language immersion program in partnership with Peking University.
Yonsei University (Seoul)
Semester Study in Shanghai or Beijing
Notre Dame International offers students several options to study in Shanghai or Beijing for a semester or academic year.
Summer Programs in Asia
Students can choose from a robust range of options throughout Asia to study abroad during the summer, including:
- Summer China Business and Culture
- China Summer Language Program (at Peking University)
- China Summer Engineering Program (at Southern University of Science and Technology)
- Summer Japan Business and Culture (with Keio University)
- Oracle Japan Global Business Internship (with Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Studies)
The Beijing Global Gateway also offers innovative programming with distinctive partnerships that provide students with valuable research, professional, and service learning experiences.
Global Professional Experience Program-Asia
The Global Professional Experience program, launched in summer 2017 with the Beijing Global Gateway, created opportunities for students to connect their academic studies with experiential learning in the Chinese business environment. The program provided students with the opportunity to learn about US-China business relations, China’s economic and social history, and to work on collaborative projects with researchers and business executives at Xiao Mi, one of China’s largest tech start-ups, and IBM China. The Global Professional Experience joins the IBM China research internship program, which has included participation by more than 20 Notre Dame graduate students and faculty since 2010.
Notre Dame students giving final presentations about their professional experience at Xiao Mi
IBM China Research Program (with ND Nano; graduate students only)
Since its launch in 2010, the Notre Dame-IBM China Research Internship Program has engaged more than 20 Notre Dame students and faculty in collaborating with researchers and engineers at the IBM China Research Center in Beijing. The program provides ND graduate students with the opportunity to pursue and apply their research in the corporate environment, and builds a sustainable bridge of research sharing between the two organizations.
Guizhou Service Learning Program (with Center for Social Concerns)
The Guizhou Service Learning Program has brought more than ten students to China’s south-west province of Guizhou to experience and engage issues related to sustainable development, cultural preservation, and ethnicity. The students partner with a local non-governmental organization that aims to promote economic growth while preserving the local heritage amongst different ethnic minorities in the region.
Greater China Scholar Jiaying Qian’18 promoting Guizhou handicrafts in a charity sale to support indigenous artists after returning to campus from the 8-week ISSLP program in Guizhou, China