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International Programs

The success of our international programs reflect the fact that more than a century ago, Notre Dame was founded through international outreach by the German School Sisters of Notre Dame.

Today, our world has become a much smaller place, but Notre Dame’s commitment to developing international knowledge, intercultural competence and values that promote positive global relationships continues to unfold. 

With the opening of the Feeley International Center on campus in September 2001, a number of initiatives have gained focus and momentum, including:

Our department of classical and modern foreign languages also plays a leading role in international education at Notre Dame, with majors and minors in classical Studies, Spanish, French, and modern foreign languages, which is a dual language major.

And, to give our students a richer, first-hand experience of other cultures, the University's Office of International Programs actively sponsors about 35 semester-long and 20 short-term study abroad programs in more than 40 countries.

International Programs in the News

NDMU Hosts Delegation of University Students from Mexico through Proyecto 100,000

An article in the Wed, Nov. 4 edition of the Maryland Daily Record features a delegation of 20 university students who are spending a month studying at Notre Dame's English Language Institute as part of Proyecto 100,000, an educational exchange between the Mexican and U.S. governments. The goal of Proyecta 100,000 is to promote cross-cultural understanding between the two countries, as well as to equip students from Mexico with English language skills to enhance their academic and professional endeavors.