Shannon Rooney | October 19, 2018
"Being a student at Notre Dame is not something that can be explained," says Lauren Oligino. Last summer, Oligino, a high school junior from Westfield, NJ, attended Summer Scholars at Notre Dame, a Pre-College Program offering more than 20 tracks of study to rising high school juniors and seniors.
Participants in this program live on campus for two weeks, learn under the guidance of Notre Dame professors, and earn one college credit. The experience includes service and community activities and students get a feel for what it's really like to be a Notre Dame student.
"There is a sense of faith and community that cannot be captured in a brochure or on a website. It has to be experienced," says Oligino.
Notre Dame's four Pre-College Programs include Summer Scholars, Leadership Seminars, and study abroad programs in Ireland and Rome.
This year, a few new academic tracks have been added to Summer Scholars and Leadership Seminars. The new Summer Scholars course is Modern Art: From French Impressionism to American Pop, which focuses on exploration of art as well as examining the social, political, and historical contexts of art created during this time period.
Leadership Seminars, our flagship program, which fully funds students' program costs, seeks to address key global issues, including climate change, the rise of violent actions across the world, and the role of race in shaping society. The three new tracks for this year are The Environment: Science, Policy, Ethics; Global Issues: Violence and Peace in the Modern Age; and The State of Race in 21st Century America.
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