International Student Services
North Park's International Office serves the community by facilitating educational and co-curricular opportunities that engage students, faculty, and staff with the global community. Exposure to and participation in languages and cultures is one of the many ways that our undergraduate and graduate students broaden their worldviews and explore how they might live lives of significance and service.
We serve degree seeking undergraduate and graduate students, exchange students, and students in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Use the links below or come see us for advice on the SEVIS application process, visa applications and maintaining visa status, work permission and internship applications, orientation to North Park and the United States, and cultural adjustment issues and concerns.
Applying as an International Student
Get all the information you need to come to North Park as an international student. Our dedicated international admissions counselor, Melinda, will guide you through the process and answer all of your questions.
Planning Your Travel
Traveling internationally to study at North Park requires some specific information about your visa, arrival, and required forms. Get all the details here.
Orientation to North Park
Transitioning to college in the United States can be intimidating. We have created an orientation week — Threshold — designed to help you acclimate to North Park, American classrooms, and life in Chicago.
International Student Life
The U.S. and Chicago are brand-new places for many of our international students. Get a head start on what to expect while you study here. Learn more about requirements for employment, information about bank accounts and driver's licenses, and details on North Park's health insurance requirement.
Contact the International Office when you're at North Park for answers to questions about life in the United States.