Get an International Driver's Permit
If you would like to drive during your stay at Notre Dame, you may do so with either an Indiana driver’s license or your home country driver’s license AND an international driver’s permit. You must get the international driver’s permit in your home country. Please note that not all countries issue international driver’s permits and you may only drive in the United States with an international driver’s permit for one year. You may find more information about driving in the U.S. on the Car and License page.
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.