We provide services to international students like you, primarily in F-1 and J-1 statuses, as you navigate your time studying at NIU and living in the United States. Because we understand the maintaining a visa can overwhelming and confusing, we encourage you to contact us with questions.

We can advise you on your visa status and maintenance, on and off-campus employment, obtaining a Social Security Number, applying for a driver's license, changing visa status and many other topics.

We host a specialized orientation each semester for newly arrived international students and provide cultural programming to assist you in connecting with your peers and understanding U.S. life and culture.

Contact Us

International Student Scholar Services (ISSS)
Williston Hall

Phone: 815-753-1346

Staff Office Hours

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Walk-in Appointments

No scheduled appointment needed in these hours

10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.