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.
The information below is intended for Notre Dame international students with an F-1 student visa and their dependents.
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Status and Employment
- On-Campus Employment
- Optional Practical Training (OPT)
- STEM Extension
- Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
- Unpaid Employment
- Severe Economic Hardship
Change of Status/Reinstatement Information
Living in the U.S.
The Office of Public Affairs and Communciations hosts find.nd.edu, a resource for where to go, what to do in the Notre Dame community. it also includes housing information. Additional resources listed below are intended to help international students and their dependents navigate their time in the U.S.
- Car and License
- Obtaining an Indiana Driver's License
- Obtaining a Social Security Number (SSN)
- Tax Assistance
- Legal Issues
- Personal Safety
- On-Campus English Language Resources
- Let's Talk
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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.