The University of Notre Dame's work in Chile dates back to 1936 when the Congregation of Holy Cross established Saint George’s College in Santiago – then, its first educational institution in Latin America. Today, Saint George’s is one of Chile’s most prestigious primary and secondary schools with more than 3,000 students in attendance. And Notre Dame has continued to develop programs in Chile along with collaborations with Chilean colleagues. In the 1970s, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Center for Civil and Human Rights were instrumental in finding key partners who shared Notre Dame’s goals and mission.
One such partner is the Pontifical Universidad Catolica (PUC). With a shared vision to be preeminent research universities committed to both global engagement and their Catholic mission, Notre Dame and PUC have founded a strong partnership which allows for student and faculty exchanges, shared research, sabbatical opportunities, internships, and dual Ph.D. programs. Thanks to this partnership, Notre Dame’s Global Center sits on PUC’s San Joaquin campus.
As the capital of Chile, Santiago is the economic, cultural, and political heart of the nation, and promises opportunities aplenty for faculty and student alike.
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The Santiago Global Center is part of the University of Notre Dame’s global network. Notre Dame International oversees Global Gateways centered in Beijing, Dublin, Jerusalem, London, and Rome. The Gateways create unique opportunities for Notre Dame to engage the world and the world to engage Notre Dame through scholarly collaboration, undergraduate and graduate study, as well as cooperative programs with governments, foundations, corporations, alumni, parents, and friends of the University.
NDI also leads six Global Centers located in Santiago, São Paulo, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Mumbai, and at Kylemore Abbey in western Ireland. A simpler infrastructure, the Global Centers focus on a more defined geographical area to facilitate academic and cultural programming and exchanges.