An intellectual and spiritual oasis within the region, the Jerusalem Global Gateway is a place students, faculty, scholars, and pilgrims can deepen their worldview by experiencing firsthand the richness and complexity of life in the Middle East.

Since its inception in 2014, the Jerusalem Global Gateway has collaborated with academic, diplomatic, governmental, and religious partners to provide scholarly, social, spiritual and service-learning opportunities. The Gateway also hosts conferences, workshops, symposia, and research studies lead by both Notre Dame faculty and international scholars, making it an ideal choice for short and long-term stays by students, post-docs, and scholars throughout the world. 

The Jerusalem Global Gateway and the Tantur Ecumenical Institute share space in what is affectionately known as "Tantur." Tantur is located between the Old City of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, a crossroad of diverse cultures, religions, languages, and opportunities.

The origins of the University of Notre Dame at Tantur

Planning for the future, the University embraced a name change; the collective presence is now known as the University of Notre Dame at Tantur, a title that includes the Tantur Ecumenical Institute and the Jerusalem Global Gateway.

Locked in for the night: A student shares her experience inside the Holy Sepulchre

At 7 pm, they walked inside the Holy Sepulchre and heard the loud clink of the bolt in the door. Eva Napierkowksi and two other students would stay in that church for the duration of the night.

Tantur Ecumenical Institute

The Jerusalem Global Gateway shares space with the Tantur Ecumenical Institute, a 100,000-square-foot facility that is situated between the historic cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

210 undergraduate participants since Gateway founding in 2014

3 universities where students attend class: Hebrew, Bethlehem, and Al-Quds universities

1000s pieces of falafel enjoyed

15 traditional meals cooked by undergraduates