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International Student Advisory Board

The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) is seeking undergraduate international student representatives to create a strong international student community that intends to serve the needs of fellow international students as well as create a global awareness among the larger Wake Forest community. You will serve as your class representative and will work closely with the International Student Advisory Board to improve the Wake experience for your classmates. The ultimate goal of the International Student Advisory Board is to advocate the needs of international students. To contact ISAB or learn more, email: isab@nullwfu.edu.

International Student Advisory Board Members 2014-2015ISAB_2014-15

  1. Genevieve Zhang: (Senior) Accounting Major, China – President
  2. Aly Olutimilehin: (Junior) Accounting Major, Nigeria – VP of Membership
  3. Anran Ni: (Junior) Accounting Major, China – VP of Public Relations
  4. Mengya Li: (Junior) Accounting Major, China – Treasurer
  5. Jason Xie: (Junior) Mathematical Statistics, China – Secretary
  6. Soo Jeong Lee: (Freshman) South Korea – Board Member
  7. Mishaan Uttamchandani: (Freshman) Hong Kong/United Kingdom – Board Member
  8. Ran Chang: (Sophomore) China – Board Member
  9. Zhengyang (Will) Wang: (Freshman) China – Board Member
  10. Tatenda Mashanda: (Sophomore) Political Science Major, Zimbabwe – Board Member
  11. Marianna Souza Pipino: (Sophomore) Brazil – Board Member
  12. Boyang (Michelle) Zhang: (Freshman) China – Board Member
  13. Xiaoxiao Ding: (Senior) Finance Major, China – Ambassador
  14. Kunzhao (Lily) Li: (Freshman) China – Ambassor
  15. Yuewen (Jane) Qian: (Freshman) China – Ambassador
  16. Yirou (Mia) Zhou: (Freshman) China – Ambassador
  17. Zhuoyi (Chianti) Yan: (Freshman) China – Ambassador

Goals:

  • Create a strong international student community and presence on campus within which students can better network and gain a sense of agency to resolve issues and concerns
  • Initiate a strong peer mentoring program that will help incoming students to better adjust and adapt by sharing experiences and knowledge of adjusting to the social, academic and professional atmospheres at Wake Forest
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and other student organizations to seek solutions to international student concerns
  • Create a sense of companionship and foster a sense of inclusion into a social group tailored specifically for international students

Responsibilities:

  • Willingness to commit to the International Student Advisory Board and contribute to teamwork for the entire 2014-2015 academic year
  • Ability to attend regular meetings twice a month
  • Ability to help plan and attend additional events put on by both the Advisory Board and GPS
  • Provide experience, insight, information and assistance to peers about the international student experience
  • Create a comfortable environment for fellow peers and incoming students to openly discuss issues and concerns
  • Represent GPS and International Student Advisory Board responsibly, accurately and professionally

Benefits:

  • Advising, mentoring and leadership experience
  • Enhance public speaking and intercultural communication skills
  • The opportunity to share your experiences as an international student with your peers
  • Build relationships with fellow international students to create a stronger international presence on campus
  • Opportunity to interact with various faculty, staff, and student and professional organizations on campus