International Student Ambassador (ISA) 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, UMSU International 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 have the chance to volunteer for 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 of service, 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.

Refer to ISA Program Description for more information and click here to fill in the online ISA application form.


What are the requirements to be an ISA?

  • You must be a University of Melbourne student.
  • You must be able to commit to UMSU International from Week 4 of the current semester to Week 8 of the following semester.
  • It is compulsory for applicants to carefully read through the ISA Program Description and declare this before submitting their application.


How do I sign up to be an ISA?

Applications for the ISA Program for Semester 2 2018 intake opens from 10 July 2018 to 27 July 2018

Click here to fill in the online ISA application form! Application closes at 11:59pm, Friday 27 July 2018.


I am an exchange student, can I sign up?

Certainly! You will start on Week 4 of the current semester and conclude at Week 12 of the same semester. As you will be present for only one semester, you are required to complete at least 15 hours (inclusive of 8 hours of publicity) of volunteer work.

Check out the ISA Program Description for more information!


I have signed up. What happens next?

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to arrange a time for an interview during Week 2 by email. Selected ISAs will be required to attend an induction session and a bonding event on the Saturday after Week 3.


More questions?

Contact UMSU International’s Human Resources team at umsuintlhr@gmail.com and we will help answer your questions.