The OISS strives to provide a positive learning environment at EMU for the international students. To continue OISS commitment to support the academic and personal goals of students, the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) serves as a liaison between the international student community and the university by providing constructive feedback on programming, policies, procedures, services, and general concerns. The ISAB meets on a monthly basis with the OISS to discuss current issues, provide suggestions for improvement, give recommendations on activities and services, and collaborate on programming ideas. ISAB members may also have the opportunity to meet with and offer feedback to other EMU departments upon request.

Meeting dates for Fall 2013
All meetings will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
October 11, October 25, November 1, November 15, December 6.

Team ISAB 2013-2014

Terefe Ejigu

New Zealand
Masters of Business Administration/HR

Odai Khasawneh

Ph.D in Technology

Areel Mohanna AL-lami

Saudi Arabia
Masters in Urban and Diversity Education

Maria Mercè Miras Boronat

Masters of Business Administration in Marketing

Nicole Campbell-Thompson

Masters in Health Administration


Applicants must be international students currently enrolled at EMU. Applicants must be in good academic standing and must remain in favorable academic standing throughout the term of their ISAB appointment.

How do I apply? What is the application process?
Click here to complete the online form. Applications must be submitted on or before September 25, 2013. A selection panel will review your application. If your application is selected, you will be invited to an interview. Interviews will be held later in September.

If I am appointed, what is the time commitment?
In order to have a successful board, ISAB members must remain actively engaged in the international student community and the EMU community at large. Therefore, it is expected that members will not only attend regular monthly meetings during the academic year, but also participate in university programs and events and have regular interactions with other international students.

How will my participation in the ISAB benefit me?
Based on your feedback and opinions, you have the ability to directly influence international student matters at the OISS and university at large. Through the ISAB, you also have the opportunity to develop leadership skills by participating in conversations and decisions concerning issues important to international students. In addition, public speaking skills are essential to many professional jobs and this board will offer various opportunities to practice public presentations. Due to the varied nature of activities, serving on this board will also be an experience that may enhance your resume.

What kind of people are you looking for?
The ideal advisory board member would be enthusiastic, creative and outgoing. This person would be a student in good academic standing with the university who wants to make a difference and enhance the international student experience at EMU.

Are the board positions paid?
No, the International Student Advisory Board is voluntary and unpaid.

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