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We're very glad you have chosen Northern Illinois University! All of us in the Division of International Programs 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.
ORIENTATION SCHEDULE CHANGES
Thursday January 9, 2014
The Employment and Money Matters session will now be in the University Suite at Holmes Student Center. This session will also now include the Human Resources Presentation that was previously scheduled this past Monday.
Friday January 10, 2014
Immigration and Health Matters
Sky Room – Holmes Student Center 10am-1pm (LUNCH PROVIDED)
This session will include presentations from Health Services and Student Insurance. We are arranging for a guided tour (from inside, out the windows) of the campus during Lunch. Then Stephanie, our International Student Advisor will give you an overview of your immigration requirements.
*VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION WILL BE DISCUSSED* PLEASE ATTEND!
Students, it is VERY VERY cold outside. PLEASE dress accordingly!!! Hats, Coats, Gloves, Shoes and Socks are all very important. There are many stores in town that sell winter gear. If you need recommendations please stop by our office.
Also be sure to make sure the Huskie Buses are running before you go outside and wait for them.
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!!