International Student Advisory Board 

ISAB Group

                Members of the 2019-2020 first International Student Advisory Board 

International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) informs and advises the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) and other Wesleyan administrative offices on intercultural programs, services, issues, and needs that concern international students at Wesleyan University. 

ISAB is composed of 7-15 current Wesleyan students. The application process, which is open to all 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.

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 Wesleyan offices and student organizations. 

Responsibilities of ISAB Members

  • Participate in ISAB on-campus training.
  • Attend weekly ISAB meetings.
  • Undertake special projects or events within the purview of ISAB’s responsibilities and under the direction of OISA. 

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. The 2023-24 ISAB member application is now open. The deadline to apply is Sunday, October 8, 2023.  
  2. Current ISAB members conduct interviews with applicants.
  3. New members are selected and onboarded during the fall semester. 

To contact ISAB, please send an email to the Board's Co-Chairs.

ISAB was recognized as the recipient of a 2022 Wesleyan Excellence in Leadership Award. The Board received the Mosaic Award for "raising campus awareness through educational initiatives on issues of identity, culture, and social justice."