International Student Services (ISS)

International Student Advisory Committee (ISAC)

Now Accepting Applications! 

What is ISAC?

ISAC is a student working group dedicated to sharing perspectives on international student programs and services and increasing international student engagement with the campus at large.

ISAC allows you to voice your concerns and give feedback on-campus resources, supports and systems. As an ISAC member, you are encouraged to represent the diverse perspective of international students by attending events, meetings and to provide crossover representation on various committees. 

It is also a platform for UAlberta International and campus partners to offer professional development to council members, as well as build awareness of services and resources available to international students.

Who can join ISAC? 

ISAC is open to international undergraduate or graduate students who hold a valid study permit and are active members of the campus community.  

*Preference is given to students who have not been involved with ISS before.

How to Apply?

This is a great opportunity for students who have never been involved with ISS, as no prior experience is needed. 

Submit a cover letter and resume along with the ISAC application. 

Please note: Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered. 

Apply Now!

Application deadline for 2020 - 2021 sessions: Friday, October 9, 2020. 

Meeting Dates 2020 - 2021: 

Meetings have moved online. Once interest is shown, we will work with members to determine the best dates to meet.


ISAC members are expected to:

  • Participate for one full academic year
  • Attend monthly meetings (It is expected ISAC members attend 80% of meetings) 
  • Perform tasks with an assigned working group 

Members may also serve as a student representative on high-level University committees

Benefits of being an ISAC member:

  • Enhance communication, leadership, and community building skills 
  • Help to affect positive change on your campus.

Unable to Register?

If you cannot access the form (such as a national firewall does not permit), email Gavin Palmer at with the subject line: ISAC Application 2020, and answer the ISAC form questions displayed below.  

  • ISAC Form Questions

    Are you a current international student enrolled in Fall and Winter? (Y/N)

    Provide the following:

    UAlberta Email:
    Home Country:
    Level of Study: (Graduate, Undergraduate)
    Current Year of Study:
    Other group/organization affiliations type and name:
    Student Group contact info

    In order to assess your motivation, skills, expertise that you contribute to the International Student Advisory Committee, your application MUST include a cover letter addressing the following four topics:

    * Why do you want to become a member of ISAC?
    * Why are you a suitable candidate for ISAC?
    * How would you provide input and share feedback with the group(s) you represent? 
    * As a member of ISAC, what would you like to accomplish for the upcoming academic year?

    Please include, in your cover letter, any additional information you feel will strengthen your application. Cover letter submission is MANDATORY to complete your application. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered for ISAC membership.

Present to the ISAC Group 

Do you have a topic or issue; you would like to get an international perspective on? 

Our committee members represent a wide range of countries, faculties, study levels, cultures, and experiences. We work to offer as many perspectives as we can to whoever addresses the committee. 

Contact Gavin Palmer to work/present with the ISAC group, at

Please note: Preference will be given to Campus partners, but City and Community requests will also be considered. 


Email Gavin Palmer, International Student Engagement Program Coordinator: