We are Notre Dame Global. Stewards of the University of Notre Dame’s enduring commitment to global scholarship, we ensure the essence of this place extends to every corner of the world, serving as a powerful influence for others to join us in partnership and in solidarity that serves the common good.

Supporting Notre Dame in its pursuit of being the leading global Catholic research university, on par with but distinct from the world’s best private universities, Notre Dame Global spans five continents, with active, externally funded research projects in more than 60 countries, just as many study abroad programs, an ever-growing international student population and global alumni base, and a network of 12 Notre Dame intellectual sites in 10 countries. Through the work of our local and global students, faculty, researchers, and friends the true spirit of this venerable institution—the relentless pursuit of truth, wherever it leads—comes to life in integrative learning experiences that develop global competencies and cultural understanding; collaborative and influential global research that changes lives; thoughtful partnerships that produce transformative engagement; and an inclusive team of global professionals that support it all.

Join us, as we put living at the center of learning, and learning at the center of life, gathering the best and brightest of our world, for the betterment of our planet, its people, and the University of Notre Dame.


Notre Dame Global 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 projects funded on NDG grants

12 global intellectual hubs

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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