There are endless opportunities to engage and build a life in the Notre Dame community, where so many are invested in the successful establishment and integration of our international students and their families. There are "getting settled" considerations for day to day life, like how to get a license, access the bus system, or file tax forms, as well as questions about how to build a foundation and community, like where to find a place of worship, where to connect with friends over a meal, or what options are available to talk through feelings of overwhelm or loneliness. No matter how long you are at Notre Dame, know you are welcome at our Extended Orientation sessions, where we continue to unpack the experience of living in the U.S.
Students with families may want to know how to find a school for their children, how to access the engaging resources of the St. Joseph County Public Library, or how to participate in activities available through the South Bend Parks, Venues and Arts department.
Office of Public Affairs and Communications hosts find.nd.edu, a resource for where to go, where to live and what to do in the Notre Dame community. Housing information for undergraduates and graduates can be found at housing.nd.edu. Additional resources listed in the navigation are intended to help international students and their dependents effectively manage their resources and grow during their time in the United States.