International Student Association (ISA)

The International Student Association is open to all undergraduate students.

It was established in 1989, and has proven to be one of the most active clubs on campus. Its purpose is to foster international awareness and cultural exchange between all members of the Salem State University community. Two of the ISA's major functions are helping international students cope with emotional difficulties like homesickness and culture shock and facilitate the students' assimilation into the American culture and environment.

Every spring, ISA hosts a cultural night, and every fall it hosts an international dinner. Both celebrate the cultural mosaic of Salem State University and its community. Hundreds of students, staff, faculty, and residents of Salem and nearby communities enjoy presentations, including dances by various groups and international music, and a smorgasbord of international cuisine.

In spring 2011, Salem State's International Student Association will host a conference on campus for students from other New England colleges and universities.

If you are interested in joining ISA or want more information, please contact the Center for International Education or email ISA directly at isa.ssc@gmail.com.

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