July 2 – July 15, 2017
iTEAM is a two-week program for international undergraduate students interested in learning how to commercialize research. Students gain skills in how to use technology to transform business and those discerning whether to pursue graduate school or industry work will learn what it takes to excel in both. The program includes classes on business, technology, and entrepreneurship mainly on the topics of:
- Technological commercialization of research
- Business ethics
- Business and community partnerships
- Grant proposal and academic writing
Following special opportunities will be available to the students:
- Shadow graduate students in their laboratories at Notre Dame
- Visits to start-up companies where academic research has been applied or commercialized
- Participate in activities that promote business and community partnerships
- Participate in the Q&A session with Notre Dame's Office of Graduate Admissions
- Learn what graduate students should expect from their graduate advisors
- Attend briefing session on job seeking opportunities for international students in the US
- Professional preparation such as resume and cover letter writing
- A day trip to Chicago, Shopping Trips to Michigan City and Mishawaka, a Lake Michigan Beach Visit, academic field trips, and numerous other fun activities will enrich students’ experience.
- International undergraduate students from all countries
- An outstanding academic transcript
- High level of English language proficiency - TOEFL iBT 80+ or IELTS 6+ preferred. Please note that TOEFL iBT and IELTS can be waived if the language of instruction of applicant's current school is English. Other forms of English proficiency considered. Skype interviews may be conducted
- Student should possess exceptional motivation, emotional maturity, and a high aptitude for adapting to new environments
The overall cost of the 2016 iTEAM program is $4,000 USD.
The cost includes:
- Tuition and Lab Fees
- Housing in an on campus dormitory for the entire program
- 3 meals per day for the entire length of the program (Meals during field trip also included)
- Welcome dinner and closing reception
- Medical insurance (duration of the program only)
- Ground transportation for all program activities, trips, and airport pickup/drop-off at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
Visa application fees and a round-trip airplane ticket are the applicant’s responsibility. The University of Notre Dame will issue program acceptance letters as required for visa applications. In addition, all students should bring money to cover personal expenses such as laundry, phone, shopping, activities outside of the classroom, etc.
NDI offers very limited scholarship to some exceptional and needy students on the basis of their outstanding academic performances.
You can start your application by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab above. First, you will be asked to create a user account. A password reset email will then be sent to you. Always click Non-ND NetID & Password login at all time. When you are in the application page, choose the Questionnaire to start your application.
Please email ASP Program Coordinator Kuldeep Niraula at firstname.lastname@example.org
for questions regarding the application process.
Important Dates and Deadlines
- December 1, 2016: Online application available
- January 1, 2017: Rolling admissions begin. Issuance of admission and visa invitation letters
- April 30, 2017: Application deadline
- May 15, 2017: Confirmation deadline with a non-refundable $500 deposit
- May 31, 2017: Payment of remaining program cost $3500 due
- July 2, 2017: Arrival to Chicago O'hare International Airport and then to the University of Notre Dame by program bus
- July 15, 2017: Departure from from the University of Ntore Dame to Chicago O'hare International Airport by program bus
After admitted, students and parents will be able to make the $500 deposit and remaining amount online using Visa, Master Card, or Discover credit cards. This is very safe and fast, operated by Notre Dame MarketPlace. A link will be provided to you. We also accept payment through international wire transfer. Related information on international wire transfer will be provided after students are admitted.
Housing and Meals
- Housing: Students will live in University dormitories with supervision. Two students will share a double bedroom. Program staff is available on-site 24 hours a day to assist students.
- Meals: When on campus, program participants will use their campus ID cards to eat at an on-campus buffet-style dining hall for three meals a day. Group meals and other receptions are covered by NDI.
Upon acceptance into the program, participants will receive the invitation letters required to apply for B-1 visas. Students are responsible for applying and paying for their own visa.
Airfare and Air Travel Arrangements
Program participants are responsible for arranging their flights to and from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The University of Notre Dame will provide ground transportation to and from Chicago O’Hare International Airport on arrival and departure dates.
Status at Notre Dame
Students are registered as visiting non-degree seeking students at the University of Notre Dame.
Ziqian Amber Li
Manager, American Short-Term Programs
Notre Dame International
Program Coordinator, American Short-Term Programs
Notre Dame International