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International Students

International Student Services

North Park’s Office of International Affairs serves undergraduate, graduate, and exchange students.

Nevertheless, we will be glad to help you with the SEVIS application process. Next, our team will help with visa applications and maintaining visa status.Then, assistance with work permission and internship applications is available. Lastly, we’ll assist you with orientation to North Park and cultural adjustment issues and concerns.

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Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs provides assistance to future and current North Park students who are not citizens or legal residents of the US.

Even so, before you arrive at North Park, the Office of International Affairs staff will help you make the transition to Chicago accordingly. Presently, they will also keep your paperwork in order once you are here.

When you’re on campus, visit the Office of International Affairs in the Center for Student Engagement on the first floor of the Johnson Center.

Office of International Affairs

Bachelor Programs

North Park offers over 40 majors, minors, certificates, and pre-professional programs in the humanities, sciences, education, and ministry.

Therefore, no matter what program you choose, our dedicated faculty will help you navigate your adjustment to college life. Ultimately, they will work with you to find a major that matches your interests and abilities .

International Graduate Programs

North Park offers graduate programs in many fields. You can learn more through our International Office or by visiting specific area program pages on this website. If you’re interested in graduate programs, don’t hesitate to ask questions.

Graduate Programs

Explore North Park from Anywhere

As we say in the US, seeing is believing. If you haven’t been to campus yet, this virtual tour is the next best thing. You can use our new interactive map to further your understanding of what’s where at North Park.

Campus Residence Halls

Explore the Possibilities. North Park can offer you on-campus living options that include residence halls, apartments, and houses. As a result, wherever you live,  you’ll enjoy a safe and secure environment, community, and amenities.

On-Campus Housing

Life in the US & at NPU

North Park offers international students a rich, supportive and communal environment. However, student life in the US may differ from what you’re used to. Please review the following.

Finding a job. Your international student visa may limit opportunities to employment on-campus or in your field of study. Learn more.

Getting a Social Security Number. You will need a Social Security number in order to be paid by an employer, open an account at some banks, get a driver’s license, and as a means of identification. Learn more. Apply now.

Getting a Driver’s License or permission to drive. Learn how.

Obtaining Health Insurance. Healthcare can be surprisingly expensive in the US. Subsequently, recent legislation mandates that everyone must have coverage. So that you know your options, contact the Office of International Affairs.  They have information on insurance coverage for international and exchange students.

Financing your education. As an international student, you are not eligible for the same types of financial aid as peers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. For this reason, make sure you’ve consulted the resources below for information on financial aid:

Obtaining Health Insurance. Healthcare can be surprisingly expensive in the US. Consequently, recent legislation mandates that everyone must have coverage. Contact the Office of International Affairs for information on insurance coverage for international and exchange students.

Financing your education. As an international student, you are not eligible for the same types of financial aid as peers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Therefore, make sure you’ve consulted the resources below for information on financial aid:

Campus Life

Even if you’re new to the US, you’ll find that life at North Park is indeed a varied, comfortable, and fulfilling experience. So follow these links in order to explore the opportunities and resources available to you.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LIFE

Frequently Asked Questions

Remember, we’re always ready to help. Furthermore, if you don’t find the information you need here, contact the International Office.

FAQs

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