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Welcome to Northeastern Illinois University!

We are delighted that you will be joining us for the Spring 2017 semester. New international students are required to participate in Orientation sessions conducted by the Office of International Programs.

During Orientation, you will receive useful information and resources to help you during your transition to Northeastern Illinois University. You will also be provided with information on how to maintain your visa status, and be taken on a campus tour. Please locate the appropriate Orientation(s), from the list below. 

View a virtual map of our University locations and learn about parking on University property.

SAELL STUDENTS

SAELL students must (1) attend the SAELL Welcome and Orientation event, (2) take the TOEFL exam, and or the Writing exam (3) attend an Orientation regarding maintaining F-1 visa status. 

SAELL Welcome and Orientation

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. 

Students will get to know their instructors, and will be part of a presentation about the program's objectives and organization.

Northeastern Illinois University
El Centro, Room 225
3390 North Avondale Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60618

Tour around El Centro Campus

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Northeastern Illinois University
El Centro, Main Lobby
3390 North Avondale Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60618

TOEFL Exam

Thursday, May 11, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Students are expected to arive 30 minutes before the exam starts. Once the exam have started, no students will be allowed in the room.

Northeastern Illinois University
El Centro, Room 201
3390 North Avondale Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60618

Writing Assessment

Friday, May 12, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Northeastern Illinois University
El Centro,  Room 225
3390 North Avondale Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60618

Orientation (SAELL F-1 Students)

Monday, May 15 AND Tuesday, May 16
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

You will receive an notification via email individually on the date you are required to attend the orientation. 

Northeastern Illinois University
Main Campus, Student Union Room 216
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625

STUDENTS WITH F-1 VISAS

Students with F-1 visas may choose between one of the two orientation dates below.

Reserve your place

Orientation (F1) 

Monday, May 15, 2017
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

OR

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Northeastern Illinois University
Main Campus, Student Union Room 216
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625

STUDENTS WITH J-1 VISAS

Exchange students with J-1 visas must attend the orientation listed below. Reserve your place at orientation by emailing c-gonzalez2@neiu.edu.

Orientation (J-1)

Thursday, August 22, 2017
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Northeastern Illinois University
Main Campus, Lech Walesa Hall, Room 1001
3601 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

International Programs

Contact Us

T (773) 442-4796

International-Programs@neiu.edu

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