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 2018-19

President- Zarni Chanapatdaychaporn

Vice President- Hannah Holbrook

Treasurer- Cristal Gonzalez

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.

Elections for Officers are held at Coffee Hour in April of each year. Click here to learn more about elections. Click here to learn more about the responsibilities of each officer.

 


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