There is more to college than the academic program — and that's especially true for international students. At North Park University, you'll find a variety of activities, from sports and music to the University newspaper, Christian worship, and volunteer work through the Urban Outreach program.
You'll receive weekly announcements of on- and off-campus activities by email, inviting you to attend movie nights, concerts, lectures, debates, theatre performances, or sporting events, many of them with admission free or at reasonable cost for students.
North Park's campus is like a small community within the big city of Chicago, and it doesn't take long to feel at home here. Nevertheless, you should be prepared to discover new things about yourself. Students often find that some perspectives and expectations are challenged as they engage and experience a new culture.
It can take a number of weeks (sometimes months) to adjust to life in another country. Your North Park academic advisor and the International Student Advisor are resources for you in dealing with problems or unexpected circumstances. You may talk with professors for additional help in your courses. One of the great advantages of North Park is that it's easy to get in touch with your professors. Class sizes are small (averaging just 18 students).
We look forward to welcoming you to North Park University, a great place to join a community of students and friends.