The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) provides a direct line of communication between the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) and the international student community at Illinois State University. The ISAB is offered the opportunity to provide input on projects and services organized by OISP, and to discuss important issues impacting the international student community. The primary goal of the ISAB is to ensure that all projects, programs, and services provided to international students are focused on enhancing the overall experience of these students during their time at Illinois State University.
Starting the Fall 2018 Semester, ISAB Meetings will be regularly held on the second and fourth Thursday of every month, from 12pm to 1pm in the International House Lounge in 105 Vrooman Center. These meetings are free and open to all international students currently enrolled at ISU. An ISAB meeting agenda will be sent out through the International Student Listserv prior to each meeting so that students may provide feedback, even if they are unable to take part in the meeting.
While meetings are free and open to all currently enrolled international students, there are additional opportunities for students to take on a larger role as part of the Advisory Board. The ISAB has three student leadership positions: Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary.
The Board Chair is responsible for assisting OISP staff with guiding and moderating meeting discussions. The Chair also acts as the student representative of the Board to the Office of International Studies and Programs and to the University.
The Board Vice-Chair is responsible for assisting with meeting coordination and set-up, facilities or technology needs, and acting in place of the Board Chair when necessary.
The Board Secretary is responsible for keeping meeting minutes, recording attendance, and sending out information about upcoming board meetings and business.
All ISAB Board members must: