The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) seeks to voice international student concerns and to advocate for international student needs in order to improve the international student experience and create a more inclusive campus environment for international students.
ISAB, established in 2014, is a joint initiative between University of Iowa Student Government, Graduate & Professional Student Government, International Programs, and the Division of Student Life.
To fulfill the mission, ISAB serves the following functions:
Advocacy - ISAB serves to raise concerns from international students collectively and formally, and to educate the campus about issues related to international students.
Sounding Board - ISAB provides recommendation to assist university departments on improving services or programs to better serve international students. ISAB also gathers feedback from international students formally or informally.
Relationship Building - ISAB continues to build relationships with individual students, international student organizations, as well as other organizations on campus to hear their stories, needs, and concerns.
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Applying to ISAB
2022-2023 ISAB Commitment
Must be available for two full-day retreats (7 hours each). If the pandemic continues and the group cannot gather in person, the fall 2022 retreat will be held on Zoom.
Retreat dates: Saturday, August 27, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Saturday, January 21, 2023, 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
- Must attend a full-day NCBI training in the fall semester (7 hours)
- Must attend 2 joint meetings from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2022 and Saturday, April 22, 2023
- Graduate board members must attend bi-weekly graduate board meeting (1.5 hours)
- Undergraduate board members must attend weekly undergraduate board meeting on Fridays, 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
- Members are expected to devote roughly 10 hours per month (for meetings, outreach, projects, email or in-person communication, etc.)
- Maintain communication between board meetings
- If members are interested in implementing new initiatives, additional meeting will be needed
Khyathi, Grad Board Chair
Jeff, grad member
Manisha, Grad Communication Director
Yeji, grad member
Sailee, grad member
Raaman, grad member
Ya'u, Liaison to Graduate and Professional Student Government
Ikechukwu, grad member
Miguel, grad member
Ziyi, grad member
Xinyi, Grad Secretary
Divija, Undergrad Board Chair
Ariadna, Undergrad Secretary
Fay, Undergrad Communication Director
Vivian, undergrad member
Tejaswini, Liaison to Undergraduate Student Government
Nafisa, undergrad member
ISAB in the News
What ISAB has done
- ISAB Reunion (2021 January)
- ISAB 2021-2022
- ISAB 2020 - 2021
- ISAB 2019 - 2020
- ISAB 2018 - 2019
- ISAB 2017 - 2018
- Presentations/awareness about housing rights
- Video response to racism towards international students (2016)
- ISAB Bylaws (updated Spring 2022)
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