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

Applying for OPT?  Thinking about it?  View our OPT presentation here! 

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

Need to report your OPT employment?  Go to the OPT Reporting Survey

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