Find the people you need to talk to. Learn how to engage with the international learning community. Discover where you can develop practical skills and strategies to survive Northwestern upon your return from study abroad.
Talk to Someone
A Counseling ConsultantLet’s Talk provides drop-in consultations at locations around campus for Northwestern students. It’s free, no appointment is necessary, and students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Just walk in for an informal, friendly, and confidential consultation. Speaking with a counselor consultant can help provide insight, solutions, and informational about other resources. No topic is off limits (including the re-adjustment process)!
A Confidential PeerWildchat is a phone peer listening service for Northwestern students. The mission of Wildchat is to provide all Northwestern students, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, or gender representation, with a free, confidential peer listening service.
A Study Abroad Ambassador or ULA Staff MemberULA Ambassadors and staff can be good resources for re-entry questions and challenges
- Contact your ULA ambassador.
- Apply to be a ULA ambassador.
- Engage with international students on campus.
- Apply to be an English language conversation partner for international students.
- Practice your second language skills and help a peer learn your native language through Campus Language Connections.
- Join a language table to practice your language skills in an informal group setting.
- Read about the re-entry experience of your peers.
- Share your experience on social media, through art, in conversation, or as a contributor to a ULA blog.
- CAPS workshops are available on a variety of life skills important for survival at Northwestern, free of charge to all Northwestern students. Workshops are typically one to three sessions and provide a mixture of lecture and experiential learning.