The University of Iowa

International Student Advisory Board

Mission

The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) seeks to voice international student concerns, to advocate for international student needs, to voice international student feedback and concerns, to improve international student experience, and to advocate for a more inclusive campus environment to international students.  

History/Background

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.

Board functions

To fulfill the mission, ISAB serves the following functions:

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.

Program Facilitation - ISAB will facilitate programs to connect international student groups with domestic student groups to increase engage and cross-cultural interaction on campus.

Advocacy - ISAB serves to raise concerns from international students collectively and formally, and to educate the campus about issues related to international students. 

What ISAB has done

APPLY FOR isab 2020 - 2021  

 

ISAB Member Time Commitment for 2020 - 2021

  • August & January: 
    • All members: Full-day retreats on Saturday, August 29 & Saturday, January 23 + 1 board meeting
  • September & February:
    • All members: 1 full-day NCBI training on Saturday, 1.5-hour joint meeting on Saturday, February 20, 1:00pm-2:30pm
    • Undergrad members: Weekly 1-hour meeting + project time
    • Grad members: Bi-weekly 1.5-hour meeting + project time
    • Leadership team members: Additional weekly 1-hour leadership team meeting + 1:1 with advisor (adjusted based on individual/board needs)
  • October, November, March, & April: 
    • All members: 1.5-hour joint meeting on Saturday, October 10, November 7
    • Undergrad members: Weekly 1-hour meeting + project time
    • Grad members: Bi-weekly 1.5-hour meeting + project time
    • Leadership team members: Additional weekly 1-hour leadership team meeting + 1:1 with advisor (adjusted based on individual/board needs)
  • December & May: 
    • Undergrad members: One 1-hour board meeting
    • Grad members: One 1.5-hour board meeting
    • Leadership team members: One leadership team meeting + 1:1 with advisor

ISAB 2020 - 2021 Members 

 

ISAB Bylaws

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