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. International scholars (post-doctoral researchers, visiting researchers and visiting faculty) should visit the J-1 Scholars page for immigration resources and information.
J-1 students with DS-2019 forms issued by agencies or organizations other than Notre Dame must address all employment and immigration questions and requests with their sponsoring agency/organization directly.
All request forms can be accessed via ISSAlink.
Status and Employment InformationJ-1 Employment Options
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 United States.
- 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
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.