Welcome to the International Office

The International Office provides guidance and advising services to Northwestern’s international students and scholars.

We help our international community and hosting Northwestern departments navigate:

  • Student and employment-based visa classifications
  • Institutional policies and federal regulations
  • Adjustment to living and working in the United States

Programming Overview - for a list of programs offered by the IO!

CCIS Programming Overview 

Contact Us

Visit Us:
Employees and visitors by appointment only. Students can use our walk-in hours.

Evanston Campus: 630 Dartmouth Place

Chicago Campus: 710 N. Lake Shore Drive, Abbot Hall,  Suite 1012

Phone: 847-491-5613 | Fax: 847-556-6006

Email Address:

Contact an advisor:
Visit our staff directory

NEW Document Shipping with eShipGlobal
Forget your I-20? Need a travel signature?
Step 1: Contact your advisor requesting a new document.
Step 2: Create a shipment within eShipGlobal.
Step 3: The IO will send the document!

News & Events

The International Office is now using eShipGlobal for all student document shipping.  Create an account here, request for your document(s), and pay for shipping.  

Visit the Let's Talk counselor on Mondays (1-3 pm) at the IO.  No appointment needed!

Check out the IO + CAPS' advice for surviving and thriving this winter!

J-1 Orientation
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Super Bowl Workshop
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
J-1 Orientation
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
J-1 Orientation
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM