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International Office

The International Office (IO) provides professional support and advising services to international students and scholars at Northwestern University regarding their immigration status in the United States. The IO is a partner with Engineering Career Development in regards to work authorization requirements, such as Curricular Practical Training (CPT), for work integrated learning experiences.

The IO is committed to providing quality advising services and supportive programming to students, scholars, and their dependents in F-1, J-1, and H-1B visa categories, among others. The Community Council for International Students (CCIS), our affiliate community organization, provides numerous programs that further augment the mission of the International Office and the overall integration of our international student population.

The goal of the IO is to help the international students, scholars, and Northwestern faculty and staff, navigate the many complexities associated with student- and employment-based visa classifications within the Northwestern community. They are committed to providing their clients with accurate information and the highest quality of service, taking into account institutional policies and ever-changing federal regulations.

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