Global Gateways

The University of Notre Dame enjoys extraordinary worldwide presence, a good portion of which is mediated through its network of Global Gateways. The current five Global Gateways—located in Beijing, Dublin, Jerusalem, London, and Rome—provide academic and intellectual hubs where scholars, students, and leaders from universities, government, business, and community gather to discuss, discover, and debate issues of topical and enduring relevance.

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More than 50 years of sending students to diverse regions around the world for life-changing learning experiences.



International students and scholars enhance campus diversity and cultural understanding. NDI works to support them in their transition to life in the U.S.



Notre Dame moves up to #3 in the nation for study abroad participation

Author: Joya Helmuth

The Institute for International Education ranked the University of Notre Dame third among doctorate-granting universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad during the academic year 2015-16. This represents an increase from the University’s ranking of #4 last year in the annual Open Doors report.

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Student International Safety Summit: Session One


Location: 102 DeBartolo Hall

Students expecting to travel abroad over Winter Break 2017 or during the Spring 2018 semester, must attend one of two identical sessions. This is a peer-led orientation and fulfills NDI's Undergraduate International Travel Policy requirement for a health and safety orientation prior to Notre Dame-sponsored travel.

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Rome Villa as Jewish School Under Fascism: A Testimony from Former Student "Giacometta" Limentani


Location: 500 Main Building

The Villa is the residential living-learning space for ND study abroad students in Rome and is located on the Celio hill. From 1938 to 1940 the Villa served as a Jewish school after students and professors were removed from Italian public schools as a consequence of 1938 Racial Laws.

Giacometta Limentani, writer and translator, was a 11 year old student at the time; she attended the school and survived the war. During the event she will be accompanied by friend Paola Fano Modigliani. Lia Toaff from the Jewish Museum of Rome will provide an historical introduction.

The event, conducted mostly in English, will take place at the Rome Global Gateway, and will be live streamed at Notre Dame in the Main Building. Co-sponsored by the Rome Global Gateway, Notre Dame International, Italian Studies at Notre Dame, and with the participation of the Museo Ebraico di Roma.

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