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: 847-491-5613 
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:

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News & Events

July 15, 2018 - IO Technology Fee

We’re adding an IO technology fee as of September 1, 2018.

Northwestern University’s International Office is upgrading our federal reporting technology over the next year. This new software is needed due to the increasingly challenging federal reporting requirements.

We are also expecting this new software will be able to transform your experience as international students- making our processes more transparent and more fluid. We are anticipating some great changes coming your way.

In order to implement this new software, we have added a nominal fee to your tuition bill. The annual $50 fee will be assessed as of September 1. You will be charged once a year.

There is additional information on this page.   If you have additional questions please contact our Assistant Director of Operations Jennifer Zabel at JenZabel@northwestern.edu

View our new International Student & Scholar Handbook!

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