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Programming and Events

Northwestern University and the Office of International Student & Scholar Services as well as the surrounding community offer a wide array of opportunities to get involved in the NU community and beyond. The OISS strives to enrich the academic, extra-curricular, and cultural experience of our international population by providing information and connections to the diverse range of available opportunities.  

We encourage you to follow the OISS on  Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to stay informed on the latest events and news! You can also check the OISS Event Calendar. 

Community Group

Community Council for International Students (CCIS)  The CCIS is an all-volunteer group dedicated to making Northwestern University international students feel welcome in this country and at the University. They offer a variety of social and informational programs. Visit CCIS for more information on how conversation partners & groups, to involved. 
 
For information about international student groups, please see our Student Organizations page. To learn from other international students, see the Graduate Sidekicks page. 

Get Involved at Northwestern

Coffee Talk  This year-round community support space tailored for international students, those who have international experiences, or those who are interested in international students’ experiences. Both undergrad and grad students, postdoc and exchange scholars are welcome!  In Fall 2021 we meet virtually every other Friday from 3:30-5 PM, starting on Oct. 1st. 

Wildcat Connections – With more than 400 extracurricular clubs and organizations, there’s a huge range of amazing activities outside the classroom. 

NU Nights – This student-run organization that hosts free alternative events for the Northwestern community. They provide both on and off-campus programming that usually runs from 8 to 11 PM (typically, but not always, on Fridays).  

NU Sports – Attend a Big 10 sporting event and show your Wildcat Spirit! 

NU Fitness & Recreation – NU students with a valid WildCARD have access to the NU Recreation Facilities. These world class facilities offer a range of activities including swimming, basketball, squash, racquetball, tennis, group exercise classes, weightlifting, badminton and intramural and club sports, and much more.