Pre Arrival


Register for International Student Orientation

All new international students are required to attend International Student Orientation. Information about dates and sessions can be found on the International Student Orientation page.


Set-up Duo Mobile (two-step login) 

Go to your app store and download the Duo Mobile app. It is important that you download and set-up the Duo Mobile app BEFORE arriving in the U.S.; if you don't, you may not be able to access your Notre Dame accounts upon arrival. If you set-up the two-step login to call your phone in your home country, it is likely you will not be able to access it once in the U.S. This may prevent you from accessing email or registering with ISSA.

After downloading the Duo Mobile app, follow these instructions to complete the process. 

You may also want to download the Notre Dame Mobile app, which includes a map of campus, dining hall menus, library access, and campus news. 

Apply for a U.S. visa

Please review our instructions for applying for an F-1 Student Visa or a J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa

Get an International Driver's Permit

If you would like to drive during your stay at Notre Dame, you may do so with your home country driver’s license if you also have an international driver’s permit and translation of your license. You must get the international driver’s permit in your home country. Please note that not all countries issue international driver’s permits and you may only drive in the United States with an international driver’s permit for one year, after which you must get an Indiana driver's license. You may find more information about driving in the U.S. here.

Arriving in the United States

Information about arriving to the U.S. and documents needed at the Port of Entry can be found on our Arrival page.