Offering courses in business, arts, humanities, social sciences and more, the London Global Gateway welcomes students from all disciplines during both the academic year and the summer. Our student body is a diverse cross section of Notre Dame undergraduates who often form strong relationships with students from other fields of study during their time in London. Studying in London grants students the opportunity to take courses in subjects outside of their normal area of study, allowing them to broaden their horizons and learn in a more holistic manner.
Courses are taught by a mix of visiting and adjunct faculty, all of whom are encouraged to use the rich cultural backdrop of London to inform their classes. Students who take courses in theatre have regular trips to the West End to see world-famous shows. Students who study literature are taken to some of the sites which inspired the very books they are reading. We welcome regular guest lectures from famous authors, screenwriters, directors, psychologists and artists, allowing students to immerse themselves fully in the material from their classes.
Featured Course: BRITAIN AND THE GLOBAL GAME
Our programs promote engagment and involvement with British culture by offering opportunities to break out of the Notre Dame bubble and explore what London has to offer. From class trips to ResLife excursions, students are able to spend time immersed in the vast culture and history of London, and more widely, the United Kingdom. Explore areas of London through a guided walk, attend the latest theatre shows, visit world-class exhibitions, and more!
The exploration doesn't stop with London: some courses on the Undergraduate Program offer trips to discover art in Paris, or a weekend in Brussels to learn more about the headquarters of the EU. A stepping stone to Europe, the Gateway offers an immersive British experience in the wider European context. Read stories about our faculty using London as their classroom.
Outreach & Engagment
The London Global Gateway also provides a wide variety of community-based learning opportunities, where students can compete with other universities’ sports teams, volunteer for charitable projects, or undertake an internship in a relevant organization. We also have a busy schedule of extracurricular activities that brings the city to life for the students, and helps them to understand the context in which they are living and learning. Learn more.
Kennedy Scholars Seminar
The Kennedy Scholars course is a distinctive feature of the Gateway’s offer: a special opportunity for exceptional Juniors in the College of Arts and Letters to develop independent research skills and ideas for their upcoming senior thesis. Through exploration of world-class collections and British locations, the Kennedy Scholars will engage with a range of research skills and methodologies, and are encouraged to look at their studies through a different lens. Learn more.