Home and Family
Although most students live on-campus, many opt to rent an apartment or home in the South Bend or Mishawaka community. Making housing arrangements may seem overwhelming. Here is a breakdown of what must be considered when finding a home.
There are a variety of stores located near campus where you can purchase full priced or reduced price clothing and furniture.
Notre Dame and the surrounding community are home to many restaurants, representing a variety of cuisines. This page will provide more information about local on-campus and off-campus dining establishments.
All children who have reached a certain age must be enrolled in school. This page provides information about making arrangements for schooling, babysitting, or daycare for children.
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.