Graduate International Student Orientation

September 4-6, 2019

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services and the Graduate Sidekicks are excited to welcome incoming graduate international students at our annual Graduate International Student Orientation (G-ISO)!  G-ISO is open to students in all academic programs and departments.  

G-ISO 2019 schedule and more info: coming soon!

What happens at G-ISO?

  • Meet other new graduate international students, the Graduate Sidekicks, and IO staff
  • Complete immigration check-in
  • Learn the key rules for maintaining your F-1/J-1 student status
  • Learn about academic culture in the US and student life at Northwestern

Immigration check-in

Student may complete the Immigration Check-In process at G-ISO.

U.S. immigration regulation states all F-1/J-1 students are REQUIRED to "check-in" at the Office of International Student and Scholar Services within five days of your arrival on campus. 

Read more about check-in here!

Additional orientations

Your academic program/department may also have a separate orientation. Please ask your program/department for specific dates and requirements.