Community Council for International Students

The Community Council for International Students (CCIS) is an all-volunteer group dedicated to making Northwestern University international students feel welcome in this country and at the University.

CCIS's mission

Since 1971, CCIS has sought to “to provide a cross-cultural exchange of ideas, information, and friendship.” Thousands of students from throughout the world have found CCIS to be a wonderful resource for making their stay in the USA easier and more enjoyable.

Programs and events

We offer a variety of social and informational programs:

Programs are free (with the exception of Cooking Classes) to participants.

In addition, students and volunteers are invited to picnics, dinners and receptions throughout the year. View our Events Calendar to find CCIS activities. Note that some will require an RSVP reply.