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.
Notre Dame International offers students several options to study in Shanghai or Beijing for a semester or academic year:
Beijing: Peking University (PKU)
This new bilateral exchange program offers students the opportunity to enroll in Undergraduate courses alongside local students from PKU. Students may pursue courses in disciplines such as chemistry and molecular engineering, life sciences, psychology, Chinese language and literatures, history, philosophy, international studies, economics, sociology, art, engineering, and more.
Beijing: Peking University (CIEE)
The Beijing-CIEE program offers immersive courses in area studies, language, and a track designed specifically for sustainable development. This program is offered through the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and Peking University (PKU), one of China's most prestigious universities.
Beijing: The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies
The Beijing Center (TBC) is a unique opportunity well-suited for students with little or no previous Chinese language studies. As a truly no-barrier program, TBC supports students in acclimating to life in Beijing by providing a full suite of support staff and the opportunity to live with a Chinese roommate for the term.
Shanghai: China East Normal University (CIEE)
While in Shanghai, students have the opportunity to pursue one of three unique program tracks: Accelerated Chinese language; business, language, and culture; or China in a global context. Students of all language levels will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Shanghai's mesmerizing blend of modern and traditional.
IBM China Research Program
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.