International Student Advisory Committee (ISAC)

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 campus.

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

It is also a platform for UAlberta International and campus partners to offer professional development to council members and 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 campus community members.

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

How to Apply?

No prior experience is needed; ISAC is an excellent opportunity for students who have never been involved with ISS.

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

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

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Application deadline: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Meeting Dates 2021 - 2022:

Meetings are held online on Zoom, once a month on Thursday, from 5 - 7 pm: 

  • October 21, 2021
  • November 18, 2021
  • December 2, 2021
  • January 20, 2022
  • February 17, 2022
  • March 24, 2022

Those selected for membership will receive meeting links. 


As an ISAC member, expectations are you:

  • 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 student representatives 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 2021, 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:

  • Name:
  • UAlberta Email:
  • Home Country:
  • Level of Study: (Graduate, Undergraduate)
  • Current Year of Study:
  • Faculty:
  • Other group/organization affiliations type and name:
  • Student Group contact info
Your application MUST include a cover letter to assess the motivation, skills, and expertise that you contribute to the International Student Advisory Committee. Your cover letter must address 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:

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