International Student Advisory Board

ISAB Group

                     Members of the 2021-2022 International Student Advisory Board 

Want to become more involved with shaping the international student experience at Wes? Apply to be a member of the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB)!

ISAB is composed of 7-10 current Wesleyan undergraduate students. The application process, which is open to all undergraduate students on campus, is competitive and seeks to seat a board that is highly diverse and broadly representative of the university’s international student body. ISAB members are expected to think critically, ask difficult questions, perform research and analysis, engage in dialogue, work with a myriad of cultures, and promote advocacy.

Only Wesleyan students who will be enrolled for the spring semester (either on campus or remotely) and will continue on for the 2021-22 academic year can apply.

For more information about the ISAB, including membership rules and responsibilities, visit OISA’s ISAB page.

ISAB members will:

  • Be an accessible and visible resource for the international student community.
  • Foster a supportive intercultural learning community among international students.
  • Keep the University accountable and responsive to international students and their concerns.
  • Act as campus leaders in encouraging discussions, collecting feedback, advocating for their needs, and raising the visibility of international students.
  • Give insight and develop relationships with other Wesleyan offices and student organizations.

Membership rules:

  1. Students may not maintain membership with ISAB if they plan to study abroad during the academic year.
  2. More than two unexcused absences from regularly scheduled ISAB meetings are grounds for dismissal from ISAB.
  3. Board membership is effective for one academic year but is renewable for one additional year with the discretion of the Director of the Office of International Student Affairs.

Application process:

  1. Recruitment for new members begins in the fall semester. An application form will be circulated to the international student community via email, the Wesleyan International Student E-newsletter (WISE), and OISA's Facebook and Instagram pages. 
  2. Current ISAB members and the Director of OISA conduct interviews with applicants.
  3. New members are selected and onboarded during the fall semester.