International Office Advising

In addition to the other resources and forms of support found in this section, the International Office provides one-on-one advice to help you navigate the complexities associated with student- and employment-based visa classifications, institutional policies within the Northwestern community, and federal regulations.

International Office advisors

Visit our Staff List to see a list of our advisors and his or her advising areas. Feel free to contact your designated advisor via email or telephone.

You can also visit our office during walk-in hours for brief, 10-15 minute sessions.

Peer advisors

Students can find advice from other international students by contacting a Graduate Sidekick or undergraduate International Peer Advisor. Please note that while peer advisors can share their experiences, they cannot help with financial aid/admissions questions or immigration/visa questions. For these issues, contact your academic program or IO advisor, respectively.