When you choose Notre Dame, you immediately become a part of the Notre Dame family. At Notre Dame Global, we want to help make the Dome feel like home.

Even before you arrive on campus, our International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) team is preparing to ensure you, our international students, scholars, and faculty, can transition to life at Notre Dame seamlessly. The ISSA team can help navigate procedures with the Department of Homeland Security, manage timelines on visa and immigration papers, provide a comprehensive orientation to the university, and connect our international community with any necessary resources.

Our hope is that each international community member leaves campus with a wealth of connections, a better understanding of American culture, an appreciation for Notre Dame’s values of scholarship, service, and solidarity, and the knowledge and pride that they have educated this community about their home countries, as they make our collective home at the University a richer place.


Students-Arriving in the US Helpful instructions on entering the US and traveling to campus, to help ease the transition

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New Student Orientation ISSA's International Student Orientation provides essential information about maintaining immigration status and life at Notre Dame

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Social Security Numbers Social security numbers generally are assigned for taxes purposes to individuals who are authorized to work in the United States and have evidence of employment

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525+ generated I-20 forms

400+ students on Optional Practical Training (OPT)

36,637 international students at ND since 1842