Current Students and Families

ISSA students in Chicago

ISSA offers a wide variety of programs and services to support international students studying at the University of Notre Dame. If you have any questions after reading through the information below, please contact or 574-631-3825.

STEM OPT Extension

See our page that explains the STEM OPT Extension rules, eligibility requirements, and procedures.  


ISSAlink is your tool for managing your international student record at ND.  You will use it to request paperwork and services from ISSA, and to monitor the status of those requests. 

Immigration Information

ISSA provides immigration advising, resources and support to Notre Dame students in F-1 and J-1 immigration status and their dependents. Learn More

International scholars should visit the J-1 Scholars page for immigration resources and information.


ISSA coordinates programs to help international student and their dependents learn more about American culture and campus life. For more information about ISSA's programs about how to participate, please click on the links below.

Living in the United States

ISSA has a variety of resources to help international students make the most out of their time in the United States. Learn More