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Center for Global Leadership

The Center for Global Leadership provides students with authentic learning experiences that educate, empower, and inspire them to develop cultural curiosity and humility, creativity and compassion in order to inform their leadership and service experiences in both the local and global communities. 
- CGL Mission Statement

Virtual Exchanges & Partnerships with Sister Schools

The CGL offers Curriculum enhancement based on The Asia Society's global competence framework that will deepen intercultural knowledge and understanding across all departments, increase experiential learning opportunities at Notre Dame and abroad, and expand course offerings and extracurricular options to include more global topics and perspectives.

Travel Programs & Club and Conferences

The CGL offers various types of travel programs and authentic student conferences each year that weave our mission and curriculum into lived experiences both near and far. Travel programs are broken into three categories; Domestic Service, Curricular Cultural Immersion Programs, and Academic Exchange. 

Global Citizen Scholar Program & CGL Speakers

Speaker Series and Panel Discussions that provide the school community access to speakers who offer expert opinions and information relevant to global issues and a Scholar Program that focuses on global themes and issues.



International Sisters in STEM Symposium


“The worst part was that the symposium ended! Each minute and second of every day was fresh and fun, and I could feel myself growing. I was attracted by the closeness of the teachers and the relationships between students from different grades. In Japan, there is a strong tendency to be afraid to express opinions to superiors, but the symposium completely destroyed that way of
thinking, in a good way.” - Inori, Notre Dame Seishin, Japan

Inori, Notre Dame Seishin, Japan



Inspiring Compassionate, Global Leaders

Notre Dame’s Center for Global Leadership realizes the Academy’s Strategic Vision 2015-2020 goal to educate, empower, and inspire women to be compassionate leaders in a global society. The Center is inspired by the legacy of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, who live and serve on five continents.

Nora Moffat
Director of Center for Global Leadership
610.687.0650, ext. 172


The Center is more than student travel. Over the past eight years, the CGL has gone from a concept to a multi-pronged department that impacts various aspects of the student experience at Notre Dame. Through thoughtful programming and global collaborations, our students and teachers are offered myriad opportunities to develop leadership skills, global competencies, and an informed and empathetic worldview.

Mrs. Nora Moffat
Director for the Center for Global Leadership