International Student Services

North Park's International Office facilitates educational and co-curricular opportunities that engage students, faculty, and staff with the global community. Interacting with languages and cultures, both domestically and abroad, 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 and exchange students. 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.

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After you have been accepted for studies at North Park University, you will receive a welcome packet that includes information on applying for a visa. As a student, you will also be responsible for following the guidelines to maintain your visa status. Learn more

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Arrival and Orientation

When you arrive in Chicago for your academic term, you will need to be prepared to meet with the U.S. Customs and Boarder Patrol service. Get the information you need for this process, as well as details on the orientation North Park provides to the campus and city. Learn more

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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, requirements for employment, information about bank accounts and driver's licenses, and options for what to do when you finish your degree or exchange program. Learn more

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Applying As An International Student

North Park University accepts international students to our undergraduate program and many of our graduate degree programs. Get the details you need to apply to the appropriate program.