Keough School undergraduate opportunities

Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom

Choose one or choose many

You don’t have to enroll in classes to take advantage of global opportunities at the Keough School.

The Keough School provides a wide range of options to gain firsthand exposure to global affairs beyond an academic major or minor. Explore research opportunities in the country of your choosing, or apply your skills in hands-on internships and language study programs in the U.S. and overseas. Go beyond the classroom to explore further, dig deeper, and discover a world of opportunities.

Explore in greater depth your field of study and connect with professors and mentors.

Research & Funding



For high-level research experience, working with faculty on their own research
Kellogg International Scholars ProgramKellogg Institute for International Studies



For exploratory projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Middle East
Experiencing the World FellowshipsKellogg Institute for International Studies

For projects related to democracy, development, and peace studies
Undergraduate Research Grants Kellogg Institute for International Studies and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

For Asia-related research or language-intensive programs
Undergraduate Research GrantsLiu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies

For research in European studies that requires travel to Europe for archival and/or field research
Undergraduate Research GrantsNanovic Institute for European Studies


Gain valuable professional experience and apply classroom concepts in a real-world environment.


For work with NGOs and policy institutes in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the U.S.
Summer Entrepreneurial InternshipsKellogg Institute for International Studies

For work in Europe’s most international cities and locales
Summer Internship and Service GrantsNanovic Institute for European Studies

For work in a variety of fields in Dublin, Ireland
Summer Internship in DublinKeough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies

For work in global development policy and practice or grant writing
On-campus Student Assistantships and Summer InternshipsNotre Dame Initiative for Global Development

Keough School language study

Learn to adapt to different cultures and people while developing a lifelong skill.

Language Study

Language Study Grants (French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese) – Nanovic Institute for European Studies

Summer Language Fellowships in Ireland — Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies

Asia-Related Language Study GrantsLiu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies



Connect with students from other universities who share your professional interests.

Student-led Conferences

Human Development ConferenceFord Family Program/Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Notre Dame Student Peace ConferenceKroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Student Group Enrichment Funding – Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies


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