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Semester Programs

Our semester programs provide a wider range of courses to choose from and students earn between twelve and eighteen credits. The program cost includes housing, tuition, insurance, excursions, and either a food allowance, as in Australia, or meals provided by host families in London and Granada.

Fremantle, Australia - Offered in both the fall and spring semesters, the program in Fremantle, Australia has become one of the most popular programs offered by UP. Students enroll directly at the University of Notre Dame Australia, on the west coast of the continent, and can choose from a wide variety of courses. Participants should be juniors or seniors at the time they will study abroad and have a minimum GPA of 3.2. (Nursing or engineering majors may apply as freshmen.) 

London, England - This program was designed to offer students an inside look at the contemporary and historic British life and culture. Offered in partnership with the University of Oregon's GEO (Global Education Oregon), all students are provided housing with families to immerse them into the culture and take courses at the GEO center in downtown London. Students may also have the opportunity to complete an internship as part of this program. 

Granada, Spain - Like the London program, Spain is designed to give students the full impact of another culture, in this case, Spanish life. Living with a host family, students get to practice their language skills to their fullest potential. All instruction is in Spanish.

Galway, Ireland - Offered only in the Spring, our semester long program in Galway, Ireland allows students to experience Irish culture first hand. The program includes excursions to Northern Ireland, Dublin, and the Aran Islands. The program also includes a short 3-day home stay with a Gaelic-speaking family at the beginning of the program and a tour of a Gaelic village in Connemara. This program works best for humanities students who have an interest in Irish culture and history, but is open to any student with the prerequisites.

Nantes, France - Available only to French Studies majors, our program in Nantes, France is offered in collaboration with IES Abroad, a third party study abroad provider. Students live with host families and take classes at the IES center. Courses are taught in French and students have the opportunity to complete an internship at a local French elementary school. 

Rome, Italy - One of the most beautiful and historically rich cities in Europe, Rome is an ideal study abroad destination for students seeking both cultural and educational opportunities. Program participants can choose courses from a wide variety of fields in the arts and sciences. Courses are run through John Cabot University, located centrally in Rome.

Salzburg, Austria - The city of Salzburg is the birthplace of Mozart and home to the world famous Salzburg Music Festival. Students can satisfy course requirements in fine arts, history, theology, philosophy, literature, or political science. A limited number of semester slots are open to students during the fall and spring semesters. Semester program preference is given to nursing students for the fall and engineering students for the spring.

Tanzania (Ecology, Evolution, and Culture of East Africa) - This international and interdisciplinary course is held in the Fall Semester and will include ~12 days of in-field experiential learning on the ground in Tanzania over Winter Break. The course is a unique and exciting collaboration between two professors and weaves together two highly relevant and timely fields of study. Topics will include, but are not limited to: evolution and ecology, vaccinations and sustainability, cultural identity and social strife, and globalization and relationships at the societal and biological level (More Information Coming in Fall 2018).