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 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:

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.

What's New

ISAB members

Help Us Advocate for Changes

Let ISAB know any university-related and/or personal problem(s) through this short survey and get an insightful perspective along with substantial help.

Submit problem here

Winter Clothing Drive

ISAB is working with the Dean of Students Office and International Programs to host a Winter Clothing Drive. The intent of the clothing drive is to help students, especially international students who are encountering Iowa winter for the first time, to have winter clothing. If you have additional winter clothing that you would like to donate, please drop them off at the locations below. If you have any questions about the Winter Clothing Drive, please reach out to Ebenezer Aidoo ( or Shuhui Lin (

Drop-off Locations:

  • International Programs: 1111-47 UCC 
  • Offices of Dean of Students: 135 IMU 

Applying to ISAB

2021-2022 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 2021 retreat will be held on Zoom for two half days instead.

Retreat dates:

  1. Saturday, August 28, 2021, 9:00am-4:00pm  (or two alternate half-days on Saturday, August 28, 2021, 9:00am-12:00 and Saturday, September 4, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm)
  2. Saturday, January 22, 2022, 9:00am-4:00pm 
  • Must attend a full-day NCBI training in the fall semester (7 hours)  
  • Must attend a monthly joint meeting from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. on October 2, November 6, February 25, March 26, April 23 
  • Graduate board members must attend bi-weekly graduate board meeting (1.5 hours) 
  • Undergraduate board members must attend weekly undergraduate board meeting on Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. or 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   


ISAB members on Zoom for reunion

What ISAB has done

ISAB Bylaws

Connect with isab


Ebenezer, Grad Board Chair
Jeff, grad member
Frankline, Grad Communication Director
Yeji, grad member
Onyeche Oche, Grad Board Secretary

Byeolbee, grad member

Ya'u, grad member

Myhao, grad member

Hao, grad member
Mishma, undergrad member
Ayushi, Undergrad Board Chair
Divija, Undergrad Board Secretary
Tong, undergrad member
Yujun, undergrad member

Seongsu, undergrad member
Tejaswini, Communication Director

Khaled, grad member

Rajiv, grad member

Xinyu, grad member

Ify, grad member

Fay, undergrad member

Anthony, undergrad member

Ariadna, undergrad member