What is the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB)?
The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) gives international students the opportunity to provide advice and feedback to the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office on issues that are important to the international student population and that impact the international student experience at UW-Platteville.
What is the purpose of ISAB?
The goal of ISAB is provide ISSS and other campus offices and departments with advice and guidance to help make UW-Platteville a more welcoming, friendly, and inclusive environment for international students. ISAB members represent the needs and concerns of international students at UW-Platteville and work towards improving the UW-Platteville experience for all international students. Board members will provide feedback about ISSS social events and programs, International Student Orientation, community initiatives, information sessions, immigration support, the ISSS website, and much more. ISAB members are also encouraged to propose and follow through on new ideas and initiatives.
Who can join ISAB?
The board will be composed of up to six undergraduate and graduate international students from different programs and countries who apply and are accepted to ISAB. To be eligible for ISAB, students must have at least 2 semesters remaining until their graduation at the beginning of their one-year ISAB term. Other students or representatives from the university may be invited as guests to meetings.
What do ISAB Members Need to Do?
ISAB members are expected to attend all monthly meetings and represent the international student population to the best of their ability. Members are asked to help shape the short-term and long-term objectives of ISSS. It is important that ISAB members not try to push their own personal agendas at the cost of the group's voice.
What are the Benefits of Being an ISAB Member?
There are many rewards of being a board member on ISAB, including:
• Building leadership skills
• Learning to articulate your ideas and opinions in front of diverse groups
• Representing the voices and experiences of international students across campus
• Making the UW-Platteville campus more "international student friendly"
• Giving back to the international student community and the university
• Building closer relationships with other international students and ISSS staff
• Creating a stronger international presence and awareness on campus
• Enhancing public speaking and intercultural communication skills
When does the term of an ISAB member begin?
ISAB members are expected to commit themselves to serving on the board for one full academic year. A term on ISAB begins at the beginning of the fall semester and ends during the last month of the spring semester. In addition, students may choose to apply to serve on the board for more than one year.