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International Student Advisory Board
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International Student Advisory Board

What Is the International Student Advisory Board?

Team Member
(Left to Right) Xiang Zhou, Ericka Lara Ovares,
Reka Illes, Ali Meddeb, Nusrat Chowdhury,
Fabian Chamba Pardo, Adelyn Tsai, Hanna Sun,
Ali Baydoun, Archanaa Suntharalingam

The International Student Advisory Board is comprised of 10 members representing international first year, transfer, exchange, sponsored, graduate and professional students. Students also represent voices from the Minnesota International Student Association, Council of International Students and Minnesota Student Association.

The board serves as a consultative body which focuses on issues pertaining to student life outside the classroom. Students serving on this board improve support and resources for the international student community by providing feedback and suggestions on topics brought forward by OSA units or ISSS to get student perspectives.

The board members are expected to gather information on different issues or specific questions from other students and put forward their insights in the meetings. Members also identify a main theme for the year that the board will investigate and provide input on to improve the lives of international students at the University.

Members of the International Student Advisory Board must commit to attending an overnight retreat and on Fridays once a month from 4:00 to 6:00 pm with University professional staff.

Retreat Dates

  • September 23, 2017- ISA Board Members (Undergraduate and Graduate Members Attend)
  • September 24, 2017- Undergraduate Board Member attend the Student Leadership Summit

NOTE: Upon acceptance, undergraduate students will automatically be enrolled in the Student Leadership Summit. 

Friday Meeting Dates

  • October 13,  2017
  • November 10, 2017
  • December 1, 2017
  • January 26, 2018
  • February 16, 2018
  • March 9, 2018
  • April 13, 2018

Thank you for your interest in the International Student Advisory Board. We are not currently accepting applications. Please review ISSS's other programs to find other ways you can be involved.