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Orientation Programs

Adjust to life at Northwestern University

Our special orientation programs focus on developing communicative and cultural competence for the US academic setting. Our unique blend of linguistic expertise and TGS support are combined in these language-centric orientation programs, helping new students during the transition to graduate study.

For current graduate students: Would you like to mentor other new international graduate students? Or, are you interested in opportunities for teaching English? We offer volunteer and funded opportunities for continuing domestic and international graduate students in ELP Foundations, EDGE, and the Community Council for International Students. Visit our Get Involved page for a summary of opportunities.

For current faculty members: Visit the ELP Foundations site to learn more about nominating your student to participate in ELP Foundations.  Or, contact us at with questions about any of these programs.