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 in F-1 and J-1 immigration status and their dependents. International scholars (post-doctoral researchers, visiting researchers and visiting faculty) should visit the J-1Scholars page for immigration resources and information.
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.
- On-Campus Employment
- Optional Practical Training (OPT)
- STEM Extension
- Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
- Unpaid Employment
- Severe Economic Hardship
If you have questions regarding this information, please email email@example.com 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.