One week into her senior year, Natasha Reifenberg headed to an academic health conference in El Salvador, presenting a policy brief based in research she had been involved in for the last two years. An opportunity usually reserved for distinguished academics, the trip was just one of many highlights in an outstanding undergraduate career that includes internships at the Global Fund for Women and United Nations Development Program and independent research opportunities centered around women’s issues and rights. Reifenberg attributes her accomplishments to her education in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters — particularly her philosophy major.
Register with ISSA
Mandatory for All New International Students
All U.S. visa holders must register with International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA). After registering with ISSA, you will be able to complete Notre Dame Roll Call. To avoid long lines at International Student Orientation, we highly recommend that you register early if possible. Bring your passport for registration.
You may register:
Before August 16:
Notre Dame International - ISSA - 105 Main Building
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 16:
International Student Orientation, Jordan Hall of Science
Registration - 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
F-1 and J-1 Visa Holders: You must present your passport to an ISSA advisor before registering with your local U.S. address.
F-1 students who have a job on-campus and do not have a U.S. Social Security number (SSN), will also need to bring a letter from their on-campus employer on university letterhead to Notre Dame International, 105 Main Building, to begin the SSN process.
When Francesco Tassi arrived at Notre Dame, he was sure he would major in finance. But a lecture on refugees set him on a different path — one that led him to travel through Italy for three months to study refugee integration firsthand. Tassi, who was born in Italy and moved to the United States in third grade, traveled widely in high school and spent time living with host families in several countries. Those experiences sparked a passion for learning about and understanding cultures.