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Faculty and Staff
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 email@example.com with instructions for how to complete a recommendation. If you need assistance, please call 631-3825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
One week into her senior year, Natasha Reifenberg headed to an academic health conference in El Salvador, presenting a policy brief based in research she had been involved in for the last two years. An opportunity usually reserved for distinguished academics, the trip was just one of many highlights in an outstanding undergraduate career that includes internships at the Global Fund for Women and United Nations Development Program and independent research opportunities centered around women’s issues and rights. Reifenberg attributes her accomplishments to her education in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters — particularly her philosophy major.
When Francesco Tassi arrived at Notre Dame, he was sure he would major in finance. But a lecture on refugees set him on a different path — one that led him to travel through Italy for three months to study refugee integration firsthand. Tassi, who was born in Italy and moved to the United States in third grade, traveled widely in high school and spent time living with host families in several countries. Those experiences sparked a passion for learning about and understanding cultures.