August 19, 2014 | Office of Public Affairs
The University of Notre Dame's Office of Pre-College Programs provides a real taste of campus life - from competitive admissions to college-credit courses to community service - for hundreds of high school students from around the world. Many return as undergraduates.
The Summer Scholars Program, started in 1999, brings 270 students from Singapore to Switzerland and across the United States for two weeks of intensive study in one of 18 classes, including American politics, archaeology, entrepreneurship, film production, global health, voice performance, and theology.
“We started about 15 years ago,” says Angie Yugo, the associate program director who joined eight years ago. “Service was always a part of the program because that’s such a big part of being here at Notre Dame. We wanted to do the same with the students we were trying to recruit.”