International Student Association


Mission

The purpose of the International Student Association (ISA) is to bring International Students together as a unit and organize various activities which will not only enrich our lives but also the lives of those surrounding us.

 


Events

 Coffee Hour                                                              

Coffee Hour is a social event sponsored by the International Student Association and Office of International Programs. It is usually held every Friday (except breaks) from 4:00 until 5:00 p.m. in the North Pod of the Marketplace during the fall and spring semesters. Some special events held during Coffee Hour include country and culture presentations, international food tasting, cooking competition, etc. It is a great way to meet other international and American students. Free refreshments are served.  See who is hosting Coffee Hour this semester.

 Culturefest

Culturefest bellydanceEach fall semester, the Office of International Programs and International Student Association host Culturefest, a daylong celebration of cultures with country/culture exhibits, food court, talent show and style show. For more information, visit the Culturefest page.

 


Officers – Academic Year 2017-18

President- Zarni Chanapatdaychaporn

Vice President- Shirly Stephen

Treasurer- Ryan Wang

Secretary- Shweta Desai

We are also seeking a Public Relations officer, Community Liaisons, and other members to attend meetings and help to plan our events. All students whether international, local, undergraduate or graduate are welcome to be involved in ISA! If you are interested in a position or in becoming a more active member, please contact Zarni Chanapatdaychaporn at zar.ni@maine.edu.

 


Constitution

 
Article I. Name

The name of this organization will be The International Student Association.

Article II. Purpose/Objective

Section 1.
Represent International Students at the University of Maine.

Section 2.
Create an open atmosphere for every one in the University community to interact with the International Students, and an atmosphere for International Students to interact with each other.

Section 3.
Establish communication between International Students and administration.

Section 4.
Make the University aware of the importance of the presence of International diversity on campus through events like Culturefest and Spring Festival.


Article III. Membership

Membership is given to any person that attends the meeting or events of the International Student Association and registers with the officers of the association.


Article IV. Officers

Officers of the International Student Association will consist of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Officers will be elected by the members at the weekly meeting of “International Coffee Hour”. The duration of their term is one year. The elections will be held in April of each year. Sufficient notice of the dates of nominations and elections must be given to all members.

Last Bill – Monday, 1st January 2007

 


History

ISA was founded many years ago as a doorway to bringing the World to UMaine and preparing UMaine students for the world. It was formerly known as the International Club and was one of the most active clubs on campus. Even now, ISA is still keeping its reputation for being one of the largest and most active organizations. It now serves as a network and a support base for all other internationally-focused clubs.

 


Contact ISA 

We always like to hear from you. If you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to let us know.

International Student Association
c/o Office of International Programs
240 Estabrooke Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5748 U.S.A

E-mail: zar.ni@maine.edu