The University of Iowa

International Student Advisory Board


The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) seeks to voice international student concerns and to advocate for international student needs in order to to improve 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.

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. 

Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program for International Students

Up and coming. 






What ISAB has done

ISAB Bylaws

Stay Connected with isab


Alaa Albashayreh
Redwan Bin Abdul Baten, Grad Board Chair
Jeff Lai
Gordon Louie
Frankline Matanji
Yeji Son
Soumya Venkitakrishnan, Grad Board Secretary
Nafisa Kamal Ayntee
Mary Hartel, Get To Know Us Director
Cindy Huang
Mishma Nixon, Undergrad Board Chair
Ayushi Sood, Undergrad Board Secretary
Krystal Wu
Edward Luo
Zephyr Xiao
Tejaswini Kannan, Communication Director
Youkun Wang