International Student Advisory Council


The International Student Advisory Council (ISAC) works to improve the experience of international students at NC State by providing informed feedback and recommendations to OIS and other campus units towards globally relevant programs, services and policies.


> Connect with programs and services offered by OIS to develop knowledge base

> Communicate with international students, student organizations and campus administrators to solicit relevant information and feedback

> Advocate for the needs of international students and opportunity areas through developing recommendations for OIS

> Maintain communication with OIS to follow up on progress and outcomes related to ISAC recommendations

Organizational Structure and Expectations

Members of ISAC are a diverse group of international students representing a variety of colleges, educational levels and countries of origin. The council is composed of 10 members, with four positions being held by the Chair, Vice-Chair, Historian, and First Year Perspective member. 

Council members commit to the following:

> Serving on ISAC for one academic year (Fall and Spring)

> Attending the monthly ISAC meeting

> Thinking critically, asking questions, engaging in research and dialogue between monthly meetings to make progress on ISAC initiatives

> Attending at least one OIS program during each semester of service

> Helping to develop recommendations through an annual or semi-annual report and helping to facilitate an annual or semi-annual open forum for the international student body 

How to Apply

We welcome applications from any F1 or J1 international student who will be on campus for the 2020/21 academic year and who is committed to enhancing the experience of international students at NC State!

The application is now open and we will continue accepting applications through Sunday, March 22nd.  Applicants will then be invited to participate in interviews during the following two weeks, so decisions should be available by early April.

Please remember: attendance at monthly meetings is required as may be some work between meetings. Please make sure you have the time to commit before submitting your application.

Contact the International Student Advisory Council

The International Student Advisory Council wants to hear from you!  If you have questions or recommendations on how to enhance the experience of international students at NC State, let us know and we will be in touch.  You can email us at