Dear Visitor,

Welcome to the International Office at Northwestern University! The International Office (IO) provides professional support and advising services to international students and scholars at Northwestern University regarding their immigration status in the United States. The IO is committed to providing quality advising services and supportive programming to students, scholars, and their dependents in F-1, J-1, and H-1B visa categories, among others. The Community Council for International Students (CCIS), our affiliate community organization, provides numerous programs that further augment the mission of the International Office and the overall integration of our international student population.

Our goal is to help the international students, scholars, and Northwestern faculty and staff, navigate the many complexities associated with student- and employment-based visa classifications within the Northwestern community. We are committed to providing our clients with accurate information and the highest quality of service, taking into account institutional policies and ever-changing federal regulations.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the IO at Northwestern. Whether you are a prospective student, a student already enrolled in an academic program, a department contact, or a member of the greater-Northwestern network, I encourage you to contact us with any questions you might have regarding the services we provide and/or the information contained on this site.


Ravi Shankar
The International Office

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