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Undergraduate International Student Orientation

September 2023

Undergraduate International Student Orientation (ISO) dates will be announced in spring 2023.

About the Event

International Student Orientation (ISO) covers many essential topics to help new undergraduate international students acclimate to life at Northwestern. 

COVID-19 Vaccination

The COVID-19 vaccination is required for all Northwestern students. Please review details of NU's COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement. Students, faculty and staff are required to follow policies, protocols and guidance designed to protect everyone’s health. Essential information:
  • You will need to completed the COVID-19 Vaccination Form  to register for classes.
  • You will submit the required COVID-19 Vaccination Form either to report your vaccination or to request an exception so that you can arrive and receive the vaccine locally. 
  • Review the COVID-19 FAQs for International Students for complete information on NU COVID-19 policies and requirements.

Travel Planning

  • Non-U.S. citizens who are nonimmigrants traveling to the United States by air from any part of the world are required to  establish that they are fully vaccinated, with some limited exceptions. See the CDC COVID-19 webpage on International Travel for the most up-to-date requirements and recommendations for international travelers.

  • Review the Travel to Northwestern webpage for guidance on local airports and transportation to campus.
  • All F-1 and J-1 with an initial I-20 or DS-2019, including transfer students, are permitted to enter the United States 30 days before the program start date listed on their documents. 
Review New Student FAQs for frequently asked questions and answers!