Departing the United States
If you plan to leave the United States for a short trip and will be returning for the continuation of your studies (for example, for winter break) please consult the Traveling Outside and Reentering the U.S. page and ensure you have all necessary documents with you.
If you are leaving the United States permanently or for a long period of time such as a semester abroad, please the consult the Preparing for Permanent Departure page to understand your immigration responsibilities, as well as for general advice on organizing your affairs before you leave.
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.
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.