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International Student Leadership and Advocacy Board

Mission Statement: The OISL International Student Leadership and Advocacy Board is dedicated to celebrating global diversity and identity, initiating polycultural exchange, and empowering international students.

Activities and Initiatives for the 2015/2016 Board have included:

And more!

The International Student Leadership and Advocacy Board is open to all undergraduate and graduate international students, and domestic students interested in being involved in the international student population.

Students selected to be on the board will meet together twice a month to discuss current issues and plan programs for international students. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 6-7 PM. Students will also be assigned to one subcommittee, and expected to participate in one additional initiative. Subcommittees and initiatives for this year include: International Festival, Hardship Fund, International Student Forum, General OISL events, New ISLAB Selection, Resource Creation, and more.

The total time monthly time commitment for participation in the board is expected to be between 5-7 hours.

We want to make sure that we have an equal representation of students representing different schools at Emory, majors, countries, and gender. Therefore we will be looking for at least one representative from each school: Medical School, Law School, Candler School of Theology, Rollins School of Public Health, Goizueta Business School, Laney Graduate School, Oxford College, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory College of Arts and Sciences. We will also have a domestic student representative, and a freshman representative on the board to be determined in the fall. The goal is to have this board represent the general international population at Emory.

Ideal qualifications of board members include:

-          Passion to give back to the international community

-          Students that have been involved in organizations or groups outside of their classes

-          Creative ideas about events and services for the International Student community

-          Organized and committed to follow through on planning events for the office

-          Prior involvement in the OISL office this year (though not required)  

For any questions, please e-mail Rick Huizinga, ISLAB advisor, at Nominations for students may be sent to

Click here to see our ISLAB members.

Thank you!