University of Notre Dame–Summer Programs

Student Testimonials

Every year, we bring over 400 students from across the U.S. and around the world to campus and abroad to experience life at Notre Dame, with students walking away calling it “the best summer of my life!”

Summer Scholars is a two-week program on campus, in which students participate in one of 22 diverse programs of study and earn a college credit. Brianna Shaw from Staten Island, New York, participated in the Debate and Public Speaking track in Summer 2018. Hear of her experiences as a Summer Scholars student here.

Leadership Seminars offers three courses of study, each with a unique focus on current global issues. This highly competitive program is fully funded by the University, including travel expenses. Watch the interview with Charlie Chiang, a 2018 participant, who shares experiences and gives advice to those thinking about applying.

Questions about our programs or the application? Catch Pre-College staff on Live Chat via our website on Thursdays from 2:00-5:00 p.m. throughout the month of January!

“Before my experience at Notre Dame, I saw college as ‘school, only harder.’ I now know that college is much more than this. To me it is now a whole new world where learning meets fun, interests meet outlets, and where minds meet to converse and build new ideas.”

Office of Pre-College Programs
307 Brownson Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556
574.631.0990 | |