Student Opportunities

Our majors not only have access to a wide range of career opportunities, but also numerous research, internship, and fellowship opportunities as undergraduates.

American Studies students take advantage of a multitude of grants, internships, and fellowships that enhance the undergraduate experience by empowering students to develop themselves and their studies outside of the classroom.

Many of them expand their learning and life experience with opportunities all over the world.


"Life is about creating and living experiences that are worth sharing." -Steve Jobs 


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Maria Lally - Iceland

I studied abroad in Iceland through a program called The Green Program. 

I went for 8 days over winter break on a program for Renewable Energy and Sustainability. I took classes at Reykjavik University, went on tours of renewable energy facilities, and hiked to hot springs and on top of a glacier.

I also developed a group capstone project where we designed a prototype for an environmental education app. My favorite part of the experience was learning alongside other students who are passionate about sustainability, and also having the opportunity to explore Iceland and spend time outdoors!

Studying abroad in Iceland relates to my American Studies major because it inspires me to think about how the United States can adopt some of Iceland's policies and continue working towards a greater reliance on renewable energy.

Globally Engaged Citizens

Notre Dame’s Globally Engaged Citizens program rewards the learning and experiences you are already engaging in — and will stand out on your resume and show employers and graduate schools that you’re prepared to be a global citizen.

Students in any college or school can earn the certificate by taking two classes and participating in cultural activities on and off campus. You may already be well on your way to meeting the requirements. 

Earn your Globally Engaged Citizens Certificate