International Student Orientation

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ISSA's International Student Orientation provides essential information about maintaining immigration status and life at Notre Dame as well as provide an opportunity to meet fellow international students and ISSA staff.

All new students whose F-1 or J-1 visa documents are sponsored by Notre Dame, including those returning to Notre Dame after a leave of absence, are required to attend International Student Orientation. All other undergraduate U.S. visa holders, permanent residents, U.S. citizens who grew up abroad, and parents are invited to attend International Student Orientation. They can reach out to for more information.  

For January 2020 International Student Orientation:

  • Dates are being adjusted due to the late spring start.
  • More information and frequently asked questions can be found on the following pages:

Undergraduate Students   Graduate Students   Extended International Student Orientation

For professional students in Mendoza College of Business, the Law School, and the ESTEEM program, international student orientation will be embedded in your program orientation.


If you have any questions, you may contact us at or +1-574-631-1138. 

For pre-arrival information, please visit our Pre-Arrival page. For additional Arrival info, review our Arrival page. 

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