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Welcome to the International Student and Faculty Office

We're very glad you have chosen Northern Illinois University! All of us in the Division of International Affairs are happy to meet you and graciously treasure the cultural heritage you bring to NIU.

The staff of the International Student and Faculty Office is here to help you transition to NIU and help you throughout your experiences.

The purpose of this website is to provide students, faculty, and staff with useful information about our office and how we can help answer any questions you have.

Announcements

Fall 2014 International Orientation Information and PowerPoint Presentations

You can find all of the PowerPoint presentations from the week under the Programs and Events tab on the left hand side.

Spring 2015 New International Students can request Airport Shuttle pick-up

Will you be an incoming international student for the Spring 2015 semester? If so, the form to request an airport shuttle pick-up is now available. The cost is $40 to be billed to your student account. As the NIU campus will be closed for the winter holiday, the dates listed are the only ones on which we will offer the shuttle ride. There will be no added dates. Please click here to complete the form and submit your request.

Master of Science in Management Information Systems is now a STEM Degree

The OM&IS Department and ISFO are pleased to announce that the Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS) in the College of Business has been approved as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) designated degree program by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE).

Under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, international students who graduate from colleges and universities in the United States are able to remain in the country and receive training through work experience for up to 12 months.  Students who graduate from a designated STEM degree program are eligible for an addition 17 months of OPT Extension.  

Both departments are very excited about the opportunities for current and future international students who graduate from this program!!


Resources for Students

  • Spring 2015 New International Students can request an airport shuttle pick-up through this link here.
  • Outstanding Student Contribution to International Education Award
  • Zeta Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Delta; honor society for international education