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Notre Dame is located in Notre Dame, Indiana, about 2 hours east of Chicago, Illinois. We recommend that students arrive on campus on Tuesday, August 15 to attend International Student Orientation, which will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16.
The closest regional airport to Notre Dame is the South Bend Airport (SBN); however, Chicago-O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) are the closest international airports. We do not recommend flying into the Detroit or Indianapolis airports, as there is no direct public transportation to Notre Dame.
If you fly to Chicago, Coach Bus Lines operates a bus service from Chicago-O’Hare (ORD) Airport or Chicago Midway (MDW) Airport to the University of Notre Dame. You may purchase your ticket on the bus or in advance at www.coachusa.com.
If you arrive at the South Bend Airport there are a variety of taxis waiting at the South Bend Airport that can drive you to campus for a fee, typically $20-30. If you arrive at the Coach USA Notre Dame Bus stop, you may request a ride from the Notre Dame Security Police for free to your on-campus residence. For instructions for using this service, click here.
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.
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.