Summer Programs FAQs

Semester Programs FAQs     Health, Safety, and Travel FAQs

What is the status of Summer 2023 study abroad?
The University is moving forward with study abroad for summer 2023. Since the beginning of the pandemic, NDI’s health and safety and study abroad teams have been closely monitoring our program locations around the world and keeping in touch with our partner institutions who will be our hosts. With the continued rollout of the vaccines in the United States and increasingly abroad, coupled with the improving public health situations in many of our host countries, the University is optimistic that students can have a healthy and meaningful experience abroad, though different than what students may normally expect.

With the global pandemic ongoing, however, a study abroad program may still be canceled by a provider or due to foreign governmental restrictions for reasons beyond Notre Dame’s control. Students will be notified immediately of any changes in the health and safety situations that would impact their program.

Should I purchase my flight or book travel?
Students should NOT purchase their flights nor book any other travel until directed by their study abroad program director.

Can I defer my acceptance to a future summer?
If your program is canceled, you may be given the option to defer your acceptance to the subsequent summer provided that spaces are available.

Will I have to pay a withdrawal fee if I withdraw from my program?
A withdrawal fee will be charged unless your program is canceled. See the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy.

If my parents are concerned, is there someone they can talk to regarding their questions?
Study Abroad staff are prepared to answer your parents’ questions. Notre Dame International also has a full-time international travel and safety professional who is available for consultation. If you would like to schedule an appointment to go over any concerns or questions about the program, please email studyabroad@nd.edu or contact your program director directly. You may also find more information for parents on this webpage.

Can I get a visa to go abroad?
Every country's visa requirements, process, and timeline are different, and Notre Dame has no control over these factors. Acquiring a visa may take longer than usual, so you will need to work closely with your study abroad program director and be extra-diligent in the application process.

Students should be aware that you may need to incur expenses related to getting your visa and these expenses may be lost and are not refundable by Notre Dame or the agency that issued the visa in the event that a program is canceled.