Notre Dame to open three new international programs

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Seoul, Korea

Seoul Plaza, South Korea

The University of Notre Dame’s International Studies office has announced that it will offer three new opportunities for study abroad in South Korea, Spain and Switzerland in spring 2014, providing new options for students who want to study science and engineering abroad.

Notre Dame and Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, will begin a bilateral exchange program in the spring 2014 semester. Open to undergraduates in all majors, the program does not require knowledge of the Korean language, since its courses will be taught in English. Available courses will include Korean language, Korean studies, business and economics, politics, sociology, engineering, sciences and human ecology.

Notre Dame and the Polytechnic Institute of Valencia in Alcoy, Spain, will begin a bilateral exchange program in spring 2014. Designed for sophomore or junior engineering majors, particularly those in chemical, electrical and computer science engineering, the program will be offered to students who have completed at least two semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent.

Through Boston University’s Geneva-Physics program, Notre Dame students will have the opportunity to study at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland. The program, which combines coursework in quantum physics and electrodynamics at UNIGE and directed research at CERN, is open to physics majors who have completed at least two semesters of college-level French or the equivalent. Additionally, students will be required to complete a specially designed French-language tutorial before going to Geneva.

Applications for all these new programs are available online.

Contact: Kathleen Opel, director of international studies, 574-631-9525,

Originally published by Michael O. Garvey at on May 15, 2013.