About Us!

The International Student Council (ISC) represents the international student body at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in all matters pertaining to student welfare, student activities and student life.

ISC also voices concerns, issues, and/or struggles of international students in the planning and administration of the university at large. Our executive board members are dedicated to serving, advocating for, and bringing together our diverse international student body.

The International Student Council is an officially recognized student umbrella organization. As an umbrella organization, ISC fosters communication and collaboration amongst all of the international Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) on the SIU campus.

ISC also partners with a number of different international and U.S. RSOs to support the SIU student community at large and support student outreach efforts. We believe that collaboration among different student groups helps to foster a more interculturally aware and respectful atmosphere across our campus community. We believe that student involvement has a beneficial impact on our students’ experience as a member of their RSOs, as well as the SIU community at large.