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Welcome!

As part of Northwestern’s Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) advances globalization by supporting international students and scholars through orientation, immigration services, advocacy, and outreach. OISS is committed to providing culturally sensitive services of the highest quality. We strive to create an environment conducive to successful educational, personal, and professional experiences.

Whether you are a prospective student, an employee, a student already enrolled in an academic program, a visitor, a department contact, or a member of the greater-Northwestern community, we hope to provide you with information, services, and answers to your questions.

Our Role

We serve Northwestern's international student and scholar population.

7,000+
International students and scholars at Northwestern

 

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISS) maintains annual statistics and trends on Northwestern's international student, employee, and visitor population. These reports are a snapshot of the international community at Northwestern from the past several years, typically published in the Spring term.

Our Services

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Who We Are

Find contact information for our OISS department administrators and advisors, along with the specific audiences we serve.

Our Staff
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Where to Find Us

View information about our office locations and hours.

Our Office

Stay Informed

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OISS Newsletters

Read the most recent newsletters from the OISS:

9/21/22 OISS Student Newsletter
9/01/22 OISS Scholar Newsletter

Programming & Events

Sep
28
2022
OPT Workshop
12:00 PM
This workshop is for F-1 international students interested in pursuing work authorization in the U.S. through Optional P...
Oct
3
2022
OPT Workshop
12:00 PM
This workshop is for F-1 international students interested in pursuing work authorization in the U.S. through Optional P...
Oct
5
2022
J-1 Scholar Orientation
12:00 PM
This orientation program is for newly arrived international J-1 scholars. The program will cover essential information o...