Advising & Help

How ISSI Can Help

The staff at the ISSI offers you a wide-range of immigration status expertise based on our years of experience with visa regulations. No matter what your circumstance, the ISSI is available to assist you in maintaining a proper status so you can spend as little time as possible worrying about such matters and concentrate on your studies instead.

We can assist you with:

  • Program Extensions
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Letters of Invitation
  • Reduced course load requests
  • Co-op, CPT and OPT
  • Transfers
  • Travel signatures
And more…

Your fellow international students who have been already been at NU are here to help you with the transition to becoming a successful student. The university's International Peer Mentors program matches new students with other international students who can help you adjust to life in a new city and university.

If you need clarification on any process, or wish to speak to one of our staff in person about an issue you are facing – whether it relates to immigration, employment authorization, or transitioning to life at a U.S. university—the ISSI is here to help. Call for an appointment or stop by 405 Ell Hall.