Campus & Community Involvement

Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk is a program that provides drop-in consultations at location around campus for Northwestern students. Staff from Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) provide free, informal, friendly and confidential consultations.  Let’s Talk at the IO is on Tuesdays (12-2 pm) during the academic year.  No appointment needed!

IO + NCA Career Series

The IO partners with Northwestern Career Advancement to offer career workshop designed just for international students.  Topics include interviewing, networking, job search resources and more.  Register in CareerCat (required) and watch the IO listserv for upcoming events.  

IO + ORAI Cooking Class Series

The IO and Office of Residential Academic Initiatives co-produce a quarterly cooking class designed to share the foods of the world!  Watch the IO listserv and IO calendar for upcoming events.  Photos from Lunar New Year 2017 + Diwali 2017 classes

Share Your Table: Thanksgiving

For the last nine years, the IO has connected international students with local families for Thanksgiving dinner.  325 students and 115 host families shared cultural exchange, food and friendship in November 2014.  Don’t miss your chance to experience this uniquely American holiday.  Read our weekly student emails and follow us on social media for more info! Learn more herePhotos from Thanksgiving 2017