Understanding Your Rights as an International Student, Scholar of Postdoc

ISSO is hosting a virtual “Understanding Your Rights as an International Student, Scholar, or Postdoc” event on Wednesday, October 28th from 5 – 6:30 PM. During this virtual information seminar, our panelists will discuss the rights that an international student, scholar, or post-doc has in the United Students, and also share information about what to expect with the upcoming U.S. Presidential election, and how to share one’s voice without jeopardizing their immigration status. The seminar will also include an open 30 minute Q&A with the panelists. This is a very timely, relevant, and important conversation to have! All international students, scholars, are postdocs welcome to attend this seminar, as well as any staff members that are interested in hearing the presentation.


·       Paul Johnson, Director of Student Legal Services

·       Natasha Greene, Engagement and Inclusion Officer

·       Kat Worley, Senior International Student Adviser

·       Elliot Uhl, Senior International Student Adviser

Understanding you rights

If you are interested in attending, you can also fill out the registration form and just click on “ISU Staff/Faculty Member” to receive the zoom link.

Upcoming ISSO Events

ISSO is offering various virtual opportunities for this Fall 2020! They are launching I-LEAD, English Together, and a new International Hangout program. Please see below for more details for the programs. The links to apply/learn more are all found in the flyers.

International Hangouts

This semester is making it difficult to meet others. Through International Hangouts, we will put you into a group based on your mutual hobbies and interests so you can meet and become friends with other international students and scholars. Register to join the International Hangout program, and mark your calendars for Friday, September 18th 4 – 6 PM for a virtual Zoom event to meet your group!

Available To: all international undergraduates, graduates, scholars, post-docs, dependents and community members.

Application Form: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6mSE2luPP0j4HJj

Deadline to Apply: Wed, Sep 16th at noon

International Student Hangout Flyer
International Student Hangout

English Together

Improve your English virtually through conversations on Zoom with international students, scholars, and community members through games and topics of interest lead by native English Conversation Leaders. Sign up here, and get the Zoom link to join the program! You can join English Together any Tuesday or Thursday when you are free. Come to any or all English Together sessions!

Available To: all international undergraduates, graduates, scholars, post-docs, dependents and community members.

When: English Together is held every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. starting September 22nd and ending November 12th. Participants can choose to attend any, or all English Together sessions.

Application Form: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d59una7KkvJzwUd

English Together Poster
English Together


I-LEAD gives undergraduate international students an opportunity to gain leadership skills by engaging in various personal development activities, assessments, discussions, and hands-on projects with departments on campus. International students who successfully complete the program will receive a $500 scholarship as well as the chance to grow as a leader.

Available To: only international undergraduates

Seats Available: 15

Scholarship Amount: $500

Length: 6 classes during both Fall 2020, and Spring 2021

Application Form Due: Fri, Sep 18th at 11:59PM

Deadline to Apply: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_01Wl4GhsnT2mWrz

I-LEAD Poster

Application for ISC 2020 Open!

Hello Cyclone Family!

Apply to be an International Student Council member!

World Cuisine 2019

International Student Council is now accepting applications for committee members for the academic year of Fall 2020 – Spring 2021. This is a great opportunity for you to be part of an organization that works closely with Iowa State University, the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) and a large number of Multicultural Student Organizations on campus.

We promote and showcase international diversity and cultural here at Iowa State by collaborating with a multitude of International / multicultural student organizations to organize events such as International Week, International Food Fair, World Soccer Tournament. We also host events and lectures shedding light on international humanitarian issues. In addition, we work closely with the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) and the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) to represent the voice of international students on campus.

If you are enthusiastic and passionate to learn about different cultures and work together with students from many different parts of the world, this is definitely for YOU!


All Iowa State students in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduates students are eligible to apply.

You DO NOT have to be an International Student to join!


Application Form (or copy and paste this link to browser https://forms.gle/AFo8GvZNuYdhZYPZ8)