For more than 50 years, International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) at the University of Notre Dame has paired international students with members of the local community, allowing participants to learn more about different cultures, traditions, and languages.
The information below is intended for Notre Dame international students with an F-1 student visa and their dependents.
All request forms can be accessed via ISSAlink.
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
If you have questions regarding this information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (574) 631-3825.
For the average incoming freshman, leaving friends and family to go to college for the first time is often an overwhelming experience. But for international students, these nerves and uncertainties are amplified, as they must travel longer distances and face an entirely new culture and language.
That’s where the Notre Dame International Ambassadors step in.
The largest gathering of alumni, parents, students, and friends of Notre Dame in Asia came together this weekend in Beijing. Centered around Notre Dame International’s seventh Greater China Scholars Weekend, an annual event celebrating the top twenty high school applicants to Notre Dame from the greater China region, the Notre Dame community proved it is flourishing and excited about the future.