Welcome to the International Office

The International Office provides advising services and supportive programs to Northwestern’s international students and scholars.  Read more about our mission, vision & values

Contact Your Advisor

Students: Advisors are assigned as follows. Please email your advisor with questions!

Last names beginning with:
A-B: Jennifer Zabel                         
C-J:  Stephanie Cisneros                 
K-N:  Emlyn Torres                          
O-W: Angelica Garcia-Fisher           
X-Z:  Debbie Kaltman    
Kellogg MBA/MMM students: Adam Blough                   
Kellogg EMBA students: Stephanie Cisneros      

Contact our Office

Evanston Campus: 630 Dartmouth Place  
Phone: 847-491-5615
Fax: 847-556-6006

Office Hours: 
Monday - Wednesday 9:30 - 5 pm 
Thursday and Friday     10 - 5 pm
Walk-in/phone-in advising hours
Monday-Thursday 1-4 pm

You do not need to make an appointment to see or speak with an advisor during walk-in/phone-in advising hours!

You may make an appointment directly with your advisor for times outside of walk-in/phone-in hours. Please contact your advisor.

Chicago Campus: 710 N. Lake Shore Drive Abbott Hall Suite 305
       For scholars: Tuesday 9-1 and 2-4
       For students: Wednesday 9-1 and 2-4

Email Address:

Document Shipping: register & pay here: eShipGlobal

**Please contact your advisor to get an I-20 for travel BEFORE making the eShipGlobal request.

News & Events


The Northwestern Payroll Office notified us that the 1042s required to complete your taxes are ready and have been sent. The Glacier tax software purchased for International Students and Scholars is available. We will send out the codes on Friday, February 22, 2019. Please note that Glacier is for your federal taxes only.

We recommend that you attend the tax workshop offered by tax professional Alejandro Young on: 

Tues, Mar 12, 2019 at 5:00-7:00 PM, 101 Wildcat Room @ Norris

Slides from the February tax presentation are available here.

New Software is coming!

The IO is implementing our new software for student requests on MARCH 15, 2019. We will move to electronic submissions through a portal. Watch your email for updates.

If you are planning to apply for CPT for Spring Quarter and would be willing to test the new submission process, please contact jenzabel@northwestern.edu.

Upcoming Office Closures:

Friday 2/22, 3/1, 3/8: CLOSED 1-2 pm for training 

Tuesday 3/5: CLOSED 8:30-11:30 am for training


Apply to be a Graduate Sidekick (by 2/22)!

Apply to be an International Peer Advisor (by 2/22!) 

**NEW** USCIS Unlawful Presence Policy - updated October 3, 2018 

View our new International Student & Scholar Handbook!

Caution: USCIS, Tax & FBI Scams

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