Students can choose from a robust range of options throughout Asia to study abroad during the summer, including:
The University of Notre Dame's China Summer Language Program in Beijing is an intensive language program with a rigorous study schedule that allows students to complete a full year Chinese study in eight weeks. In addition to lectures, drills and individual sessions, students will also spend three to four hours on Chinese study by themselves every day. This program, based at Peking University, allows Notre Dame language instructors to partner with those at Peking University and other institutes.
Global Professional Experience
Notre Dame International offers undergraduate students an international experiential learning opportunity to experience firsthand within an immersive environment how businesses and organizations operate in selected locations throughout the world. The Global Professional Experience Program places students with selected global and local companies and organizations in Asia (China, India, and Japan), Europe (Greece and the United Kingdom), and Latin America (Brazil and Chile).
This seven-week program includes three main components:
- A one-credit course offers an exploration of historic, social, and economic dimensions related to each of the program’s regions, in addition to providing a forum to reflect upon new international perspectives, inter-cultural knowledge, collaborative skills, integrative competencies, and career discernment.
- A one-week on-site orientation provided by the Notre Dame Global Gateways, Global Centers, and selected service providers. The on-site orientation helps students better understand the local cultures and includes cultural excursions and basic language training.
- A six-week placement within a business or organization that will provide students with professional experiences related to their academic and professional interests. Host businesses and organizations include media, startups, technology, healthcare, finance, NGOs, and think tanks, among other sectors.