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International Student and Scholar Affairs

ISSA serves more than 3000 international community members, and we provide a variety of resources to engage our office and receive responsive, efficient, and thorough immigration advising assistance.


There are a variety of ways to access ISSA student immigration advising services for undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree students.

ISSA Virtual Drop-In Advising - Mon to Thurs, 9-11:00am (start here, Zoom link in form and follow-up email)

  • Walk-in Advising Hours in 105 Main Building (Golden Dome), every Tuesday & Wednesday, from 2:00-4:00pm

  • Email us at
  • Request documents (including travel signatures) or report updates at

  • No Virtual Appointments During the Summer - they will resume in Fall 2024

Please allow our team eight business days to respond to eform submissions and three days to respond to emails.

  • We review emails daily for urgent situations, and we will respond accordingly
  • Sending multiple emails on the same topic or directly emailing an advisor will not result in a faster response


International community members who are NOT enrolled full-time in classes at Notre Dame can reach out to our scholar advising team. If you are seeking assistance with a student situation, use the resources above.

J-1 Scholar Advising

Primary Contact - Cynthia Reeves

  • Walk-in Advising Hours in 105 Main, every Tuesday & Wednesday, from 2:00-4:00pm
  • Email us at (with questions, to schedule appointment)
  • Request documents or report updates at
  • Welcome & Validation Session - Every Monday morning, 9:00am, registration required (Mandatory for all Initial J-1 Scholars)
Employees (H-1B/O-1/E-3/TN/PR) Advising

Primary Contact - Erin Clark