International Student Ambassador Program

Do you want to make an impact and contribute towards the international students’ community? Do you want to expand your social network as well as the horizon in your Melbourne experience? Are you interested in gaining some exposure in leadership roles and event/project management? If your answer is ‘yes’ for any of the questions above, our International Student Ambassador (ISA) program is for you!

What is the ISA Program?

The International Student Ambassador (ISA) Program is a volunteer program within UMSU International. It aims to actively engage students, both international and local, with volunteering and leadership opportunities.

Successful applicants will start as soon as you get accepted and conclude in Week 12 of the following semester. Throughout this period, they will have opportunities to volunteer in UMSU International events/projects such as Night Market, Festival of Nations, Orientation and other media/publications. At the end of their term and upon completion of the required 30 hours (inclusive of 15 hours of publicity) of volunteer work, ISAs will receive a certificate of recognition.

The program also serves as a possible preparatory stage for students who may wish to become UMSU International Office Bearers (OBs) in the future.

For more information, please refer to the ISA Program Description.

How do I sign up to be an ISA?

Applications for the ISA Program Semester 2 2021 (September Intake) will be open on the 23rd of August 2021!

Sign ups are closed! Keep an eye out on our socials for the next recruitment intake

I am not in Melbourne, can I sign up?

Certainly! We have plenty of upcoming online events and opportunities so don’t you worry! You will also start as soon as you get accepted and conclude in Week 12 of the following semester. As you are overseas, you are only required to complete at least 20 hours (inclusive of 10 hours of publicity) of volunteer work if you would like to receive a certificate of recognition. 

What Can I do as an ISA? 

  • Event Planning
  • Graphic Design/Photography/ Videography
  • Emceeing/ Speaking
  • Event Decorating
  • Management (Registration, Team Management)
  • Organiser of small events (e.g. Travel Buddies)
  • Communication/Publicity
  • Computer Technician (e.g. discord)
  • Logistics (e.g. Shopping for Event Supplies, Driving, Pre-event Preparations)
  • Social Media Influencers (e.g. TikTok, YouTube) – NEW

More questions?

Contact UMSU International’s Human Resources Team at and we will help answer your questions.