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!

News & Events

Due to construction, the International Office (Evanston) will be CLOSED and walk-in hours will be CANCELLED October 27-31.  We will resume normal business hours and walk-in hours on Monday, November 3. 

Welcome new students and scholars!  Read our International Student & Scholar Handbook to help you prepare for your arrival at Northwestern!

Your Student Visa Status presentation from our international student orientations

Nov4
H-1B Orientation
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Nov6
H-1B Orientation
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Nov18
J-1 Orientation
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Nov20
J-1 Orientation
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM