Student Club Spotlight: International Student Society
Published on Oct 14, 2020 by Jess Reider
The International Students Society promotes community, learning, and understanding for international students at Full Sail.
Established in 2012, the International Student Society is a diverse social group with more than 2,400 members. The club promotes a sense of community, learning, and understanding for Full Sail's International students. By providing a multitude of opportunities for students to connect and celebrate one another's cultures and traditions, ISS is a support system for students. Activities include International Education Week, Culture Shock, Talent Festivals, Global Grad Sessions, and recreation events such as soccer tournaments.
We recently spoke to Brandy Watters, the group's staff advisor, to learn more about the International Student Society:
What are some unique opportunities ISS offers to its members?
Gain leadership and communication skills while building a global network.
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- Events & Activities
In what ways does ISS connect/contribute to the Full Sail community at large?
ISS helps to increase the visibility of different cultures and internationalize the Full Sail campus which helps make the student population more globally-minded. ISS also hosts events that allow for cultural awareness and sensitivity and invites international alumni to give back and share their insights from working in the States and abroad.
How does ISS make an impact on the community beyond Full Sail?
The International Student Society is a welcoming and active community, committed to inclusion, respect, and networking. This allows for open communication and life lessons for the workplace and collaborating in teams.
What can members expect to gain from joining ISS?
ISS gives members an opportunity to work with others from around the world. Members will learn about various cultures and leadership skills needed to collaborate in an inclusive work environment - now and into life after graduation.
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