Welcome to the International Office

The International Office provides advising services and supportive programs to Northwestern’s international students and scholars.  Read more about our mission, vision & values

Northwestern will be closed on Monday, January 16 for MLK Day.  The IO will be closed.  We will re-open on January 17 at 8:30 am. 

Contact Us

Visit Us:
Employees and visitors by appointment only.
Students can use our walk-in hours. Walk-In hours are Monday-Thursday from 10am-1pm and 2-4pm. No appointment necessary.

Evanston Campus: 630 Dartmouth Place

Chicago Campus: 710 N. Lake Shore Drive (Abbott Hall Suite 305)

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? Got mail at IO?
Step 1: Contact your advisor requesting a new document.
Step 2: Create a shipment within eShipGlobal. Specify document type (Ex: I-20, EAD card, receipt notice, etc.)
Step 3: The IO will send the document!

News & Events

As of December 23, 2016, the new I-765/OPT fee will be $410.  All applications received by USCIS after this date must pay the increased fee.  More info on OPT

The IO will be closed on Monday, January 16.

On Thursday, January 19, walk-in hours will be from 10 am-12 pm and 2-4 pm. 

J-1 Orientation
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
J-1 Orientation
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
J-1 Orientation
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM