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  • The International Office Want to speak with an IO Advisor? Heres how

    Come in for Walk-in Advising hours = you can see an advisor with-

    out an appointment!

    Evanston Walk-In Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10am-1pm & 2-4pm

    Chicago Walk-In Hours: Wednesday, 9 am-1 pm and 2-4 pm

    Connect with the IO: www.northwestern.edu/international

    Facebook: search for Northwestern University International Office

    Twitter: @NUIntOff

    Go! U Northwestern!

    Break right through that line.

    With our colors flying,

    We will cheer you all the time,

    U! Rah! Rah!

    Go U Northwestern

    Fight for victory,

    Spread far the fame of our fair name

    Go Northwestern, win that game!

    Go Northwestern Go!

    Go Northwestern Go!

    Hit 'em hard! Hit 'em low!

    Go, Northwestern Go!

    Go! U Northwestern!

    Break right through that line.

    With our colors flying,

    We will cheer you all the time,

    U! Rah! Rah!

    Go U Northwestern

    Fight for victory,

    Spread far the fame of our fair name

    Go Northwestern, win that game!

    Northwestern

    University

    Fight Song (Written by Theodore Van Etten,

    class of 1913)

    Graduate International

    Student Orientation

    September 10, 2014

    #GISO2014

  • Welcome from the Director On behalf of the International Office and the Office of the

    Provost, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Northwestern

    University. Now that you have arrived, we look forward to

    working with each of you and providing you with the support

    you need to accomplish your academic goals. We offer a variety

    of educational, social and recreational programs throughout the

    year; they are designed to enhance your educational experience

    here at Northwestern. We hope that you actively participate in

    these programs and provide us with feedback to enable us to

    improve your experience.

    Please do not hesitate to contact the IO staff if you have

    questions or concerns.

    Sincerely,

    Ravi Shankar, Director

    The International Office

    IO Staff Ravi Shankar Director

    Nick Seamons Associate Director

    Colleen Seaton Assistant Director

    Theresa Johnson Coordinator

    Adam Blough Advisor (KSM MBA, MMM & JD/MBA)

    Stephanie Cisneros Advisor

    Ariana Drule Advisor

    Debbie Kaltman Advisor

    Emlyn Torres Advisor

    Angelica Garcia Program Assistant

    Cara Lawson Program Assistant

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    NOTES: 8

    Welcome from the Director On behalf of the International Office and the Office of the

    Provost, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Northwestern

    University. Now that you have arrived, we look forward to

    working with each of you and providing you with the support

    you need to accomplish your academic goals. We offer a variety

    of educational, social and recreational programs throughout the

    year; they are designed to enhance your educational experience

    here at Northwestern. We hope that you actively participate in

    these programs and provide us with feedback to enable us to

    improve your experience.

    Please do not hesitate to contact the IO staff if you have

    questions or concerns.

    Sincerely,

    Ravi Shankar, Director

    The International Office

    IO Staff Ravi Shankar Director

    Nick Seamons Associate Director

    Colleen Seaton Assistant Director

    Theresa Johnson Coordinator

    Adam Blough Advisor (KSM MBA, MMM & JD/MBA)

    Stephanie Cisneros Advisor

    Ariana Drule Advisor

    Debbie Kaltman Advisor

    Emlyn Torres Advisor

    Angelica Garcia Program Assistant

    Cara Lawson Program Assistant

    1

    NOTES: 8

  • Map: Tech to the Hilton Orrington Hotel

    Reception @ Hilton Orrington Hotel Welcome Reception will be held at the Hilton Orrington in

    downtown Evanston with the reception beginning at 5:30pm

    and ending at 7:30pm. Look for International Office Staff

    carrying purple balloons as they lead you to the Hilton by foot.

    If you already have your Wildcard, you can take the Intercampus

    Shuttle. The Intercampus Shuttle picks up at Sheridan and

    Noyes, across the street from Tech. The shuttle departs at 5:09

    pm and 5:24 pm.

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    Thank you! The IO would like to thank the following for their involvement in

    G-ISO, and for their continued support of international students at

    Northwestern: Dean Dwight McBride of The Graduate School, Whole

    Foods, Hilton Orrington Hotel, & NU Athletics.

    The IO would also like to thank the Graduate Sidekicks for all their

    hard work in answering your questions, preparing for G-ISO and

    serving on the Student Panels: Xiao (head sidekick), Abdoulaye,

    Abdullateef, Andrea, Binbin, Bola, Chang, Clare, Deniz, Emily, Faith,

    Farah, Jeane, Jialun, Jordan, Kalyani, Lisa, Matthew, Ping, Shengyang,

    Yanning, Yuchen, Zizhuo.

    Technological TECH Institute Map

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    Map: Tech to the Hilton Orrington Hotel

    Reception @ Hilton Orrington Hotel Welcome Reception will be held at the Hilton Orrington in

    downtown Evanston with the reception beginning at 5:30pm

    and ending at 7:30pm. Look for International Office Staff

    carrying purple balloons as they lead you to the Hilton by foot.

    If you already have your Wildcard, you can take the Intercampus

    Shuttle. The Intercampus Shuttle picks up at Sheridan and

    Noyes, across the street from Tech. The shuttle departs at 5:09

    pm and 5:24 pm.

    7

    Thank you! The IO would like to thank the following for their involvement in

    G-ISO, and for their continued support of international students at

    Northwestern: Dean Dwight McBride of The Graduate School, Whole

    Foods, Hilton Orrington Hotel, & NU Athletics.

    The IO would also like to thank the Graduate Sidekicks for all their

    hard work in answering your questions, preparing for G-ISO and

    serving on the Student Panels: Xiao (head sidekick), Abdoulaye,

    Abdullateef, Andrea, Binbin, Bola, Chang, Clare, Deniz, Emily, Faith,

    Farah, Jeane, Jialun, Jordan, Kalyani, Lisa, Matthew, Ping, Shengyang,

    Yanning, Yuchen, Zizhuo.

    Technological TECH Institute Map

    2

  • 8-10am Check-in available at TECH

    9:30-11:30am Campus Tours with assigned Sidekick

    11:30-12:45pm Lunch at Norris

    12:45pm Come to TECH!

    1-1:30pm Welcome Address

    1:30-1:40pm BREAK

    1:40-4:50pm (refer to page 4 & below)

    4:50-5:30pm Walk to Hotel Orrington

    5:30-7:30pm

    Reception at Hilton Orrington -

    Dean Dwight McBride of The Graduate

    School Welcome

    At 1 pm, we will have opening remarks by IO Director Ravi

    Shankar, and you will meet the rest of the IO staff. At 1:40 pm,

    rotating sessions will start. Your group is assigned based on the

    first letter of your family name/last name/surname:

    A-G: Red group (Room LR2)

    H-L: Yellow group (Room LR3)

    M-S: Green group (Room LR4)

    T-Z: Blue group (Room LR5)

    At 5 pm, everyone will walk down Sheridan Road to the Hilton

    Orrington Hotel for the Welcome Reception. Enjoy!

    Welcome to Graduate ISO! In the morning, you can choose to go on a campus tour with the

    Graduate Sidekicks, then join them for lunch at Norris University

    Center (NUs student union). Everyone should return to

    Technological Institute (Tech) by 12:45 pm.

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    International Office Campus & Community Resource Fair

    September 23rd, 11:30am-2pm

    Louis Room, Norris University Center

    All students, scholars, and families are welcome!

    YOURE INVITED TO:

    Meet NU: 5 campus departments, 5 pm, 5 Thursdays in October!

    This new series will introduce you to key campus departments!

    10/2: Religious Life 10/9: Make-up Graduate ISO session

    10/16: Student Health Insurance 10/23: University Career Services

    10/30: Counseling & Psychological Services

    All events are at the International Office @ 5 pm.

    International Spouse & Family Coffee Hour

    Every Monday @ 11:00am

    1710 Orrington Avenue, Evanston

    Children welcome!

    Reminders:

    CTA U-Pass distribution for new TGS and McCormick MS & PhD students will take place in the Tech lobby from 8:30 am to

    4:30 pm on Thursday, September 11, 2014.

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    8-10am Check-in available at TECH

    9:30-11:30am Campus Tours with assigned Sidekick

    11:30-12:45pm Lunch at Norris

    12:45pm Come to TECH!

    1-1:30pm Welcome Address

    1:30-1:40pm BREAK

    1:40-4:50pm (refer to page 4 & below)

    4:50-5:30pm Walk to Hotel Orrington

    5:30-7:30pm

    Reception at Hilton Orrington -

    Dean Dwight McBride of The Graduate

    School Welcome

    At 1 pm, we will have opening remarks by IO Director Ravi

    Shankar, and you will meet the rest of the IO staff. At 1:40 pm,

    rotating sessions will start. Your group is assigned based on the

    first letter of your family name/last name/surname:

    A-G: Red group (Room LR2)

    H-L: Yellow group (Room LR3)

    M-S: Green group (Room LR4)

    T-Z: Blue group (Room LR5)

    At 5 pm, everyone will walk down Sheridan Road to the Hilton

    Orrington Hotel for the Welcome Reception. Enjoy!

    Welcome to Graduate ISO! In the morning, you can choose to go on a campus tour with the

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