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International Student Advisory Board

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The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) provides counsel and constructive feedback concerning the general effectiveness of international programs and services offered by the Office of Intercultural Relations (OIR) and other university departments. The ISAB not only offers suggestions for improving current programs and services, but also makes recommendations for new initiatives. ISAB feedback and recommendations will assist the Division of Student Engagement and Enrollment Services, and particularly OIR, in providing excellent programs and services for international students. Upon request, the ISAB will also meet and provide feedback and counsel to other departments within the university.

* ISAB Description - Click here to learn about International Student Advisory Board policy.

President:

  • Abhishek Biswas, Indian Student Association

Vice President:

  • Ilyas Ustun, Turkish Student Association

Secretary:

  • Shoaib Quader, Office of Intercultural Relations

Board Members:

  • Frency Verghese, Global Student Friendship
  • Simona Tringali, Independent Member
  • Yvonne Kienast, Independent Member
  • Linmin Pei, Chinese Student and Scholar Association
  • Somayeh, Panahi, Persian Student International Association
  • Syed Ehsan, Bangladeshi Student Association
  • Tayyaba Batool, Muslim Student Association

President:

  • Faisal Mahmud, Bangladeshi Students Association

Vice President:

  • Wolfgang Mairinger, Independent Member

Secretary

  • Shoaib Quader, Office of Intercultural Relations
  • Caylie Zidwick, Office of International Programs

Administrative and Financial Concerns

  • Abhishek Biswas (Chair), Indian Student Association
  • Mohamed Abdelkader, Egyptian Student Association
  • Frency Verghese, Global Student Friendship

Housing and Public Safety

  • Ilyas Ustun (Chair), Turkish Student Association
  • Mohamed Abdelkader, Egyptian Student Association

Public Relation

  • Ivan Medynskyi (Chair), Graduate Society for International Studies

  • Mazin Abuharaz, Muslim Student Association

  • Sai Chaitanya Tirumerla, Independent Member

  • Simona Tringali, Independent Member

Academic Performance and Integration

  • Yvonne Kienast (Chair), Independent Member
  • Khadidiatou Dieye, Independent Member

Student Life and Cultural Integration

  • Nontavat Siangchokyoo (Chair), Thai Student Association

  • Alioune Diaw, The F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S

  • Mariam Abdelhamid, Student Government Association

  • Ali Teymouri, Persian Student International Association

    Previous President and Distinct Member
  • Kaveh Moghaddam, Persian Student International Association

Faculty Advisor

  • Rachawan "Aey" Wongtrirat, Assistant Director for International Initiatives, Office of Intercultural Relations (OIR)

President:

Kaveh Moghaddam - Persian Student International Association

Vice President:

Abhishek Biswas - Indian Student Association

Secretary

Shoaib Quader - Office of Intercultural Relations

Administrative and Financial Concerns

  • Faisal Mahmud (Chair) - Bangladesh Student Association

  • Mohamed Abdelkader - Egyptian Student Association

  • Ilyas Ustun - Independent Member

Housing and Public Safety

  • Rifat Aras (Chair) - Turkish Student Association

  • Mohamed Abdelkader - Egyptian Student Association

Public Relation

  • Ivan Medynskyi (Chair) - Graduate Society for International Studies

  • Mazin Abuharaz - Muslim Student Association

  • Sai Chaitanya Tirumerla - Independent Member

Academic Performance and Integration

  • Ziniya Zahedi (Chair) - Office of International Admissions

  • Wolfgang Mairinger - Independent Member

  • Yvonne Kienast - Independent Member

Student Life and Cultural Integration

  • Nontavat Siangchokyoo (Chair) - Thai Student Association

  • Alioune Diaw - The F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S

  • Mariam Abdelhamid - Student Government Association

  • Irwin Gil - La Unidad Latina