F1/J1 Students

The International Office provides professional support and advising services to newly admitted and currently registered international students at Northwestern University.

The International Office is here to assist international students and their families with questions related to acquiring and maintaining nonimmigrant visa status.  In addition, we provide relevant programming and events for international students and their families.

Newly Admitted Students

This section contains specific information for students who have been newly admitted to an academic program at Northwestern University about how to apply for an I-20 or DS-2019 (for an F-1 or J-1 visa respectively). 

Current Students

This section contains specific information for students registered at Northwestern in either F-1 or J-1 status, including information on maintaining F-1/J-1 status, extending status, travel while in F-1/J-1 status and information about required authorization for employment.