Faculty and Staff

This page provides information for faculty and staff who work with international students and scholars.

Advisor Recommendation Procedures

All Academic Advisor Recommendation forms are submitted to ISSA using ISSAlink. Once a student has completed a request form, you will receive an email from issa@nd.edu with instructions for how to complete a recommendation.  If you need assistance, please call 631-3825 or email issa@nd.edu.

ISSAlink Services that Require Advisor Confirmation

Program Extensions                                      Reduced Course Load Requests

Optional Practical Training                            Curricular Practical Training

Academic Training (J-1 only)

Inviting Visiting Researchers to Campus

Academic departments or faculty members may wish to invite students or scholars from abroad to conduct research or participate in an internship at the University outside of a Notre Dame degree program. Please see the categories below for more information:

Undergraduate Researchers and Interns

Departments and faculty members may invite undergraduate students to conduct research or intern at the University of Notre Dame. In most cases, undergraduate researchers will be issued documentation to enter the United States in either the J-1 Non-degree Student category or the J-1 Student Intern category. For more information, contact Lisa Shroyer at lshroyer@nd.edu.

Guest Researchers (Non-Student/Non-Faculty) and Post-Doctoral Scholars

An individual who has completed at least a bachelor’s degree in his or her home country and will not be classified as a student for University administrative purposes should most likely enter the country as a J-1 research visitor in partnership with the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars. For more information, visit the J-1 Scholars section of the ISSA website.

Seminars, Conferences and Workshops

Individuals who will travel to the University of Notre Dame for short periods of time (less than 90 days) to attend lectures, conferences or workshops may enter the United States using a B-1 Visitor Visa.

For immigration purposes, this category requires no formal documentation from the University of Notre Dame, although participants often carry letters issued by the initiating department that may provide a clear description of the purpose of their visit for officers at U.S. consulates and ports of entry.

Certain visitors to the University who will conduct their own independent research without supervision or oversight from Notre Dame faculty or staff members may also be eligible to use this category.

For questions or more information, please contact International Student & Scholar Affairs at issa@nd.edu.