Language Study

Foreign language study at Notre Dame can bring a touch of adventure to your undergraduate education and, in the process, provide you with language and intercultural competencies that will help you find your place in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.

All students are encouraged to begin their language study in their first year, or the beginning of their sophomore year at the latest. In particular, Arts and Letters intents who wish to be competitive for highly selective study-abroad programs, research grants, graduate school programs, and fellowships should begin their language study as soon as possible.

Notre Dame maintains several centers and programs that are dedicated to supporting language acquisition and international study.