International Students’ Council


The International Students’ Council (ISC) is one of ASWSU’s largest committees and is the official voice of Washington State University’s international student population. The ISC hosts a number of events throughout the year to promote cultural exchange on campus and in the Pullman community.

Membership is open to all students. The International Students’ Council (ISC) offers leadership opportunities in a variety of positions.

ISC news

International Education Week comes to Pullman campus

In observance of International Education Week at WSU April 1-5, the International Student Council (ISC) is hosting a series of events.

April 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Cub Auditorium

Kicking off the week on April 1, a showcase of short films and discussion with the director, Ammar Basha, will spotlight the continuing refugee crisis in Yemen and the impacts it has globally and within the Pullman community.

April 3 | 5-7 p.m. | Chinook 150

During Faculty Sharing Night, faculty members of international origin will share their experiences and talk about how belonging to different cultures and backgrounds shaped their lives in the U.S. This is a catered affair and dress is business casual.

Tea around the World | Tuesday, April 2 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | CUB L46

Desserts around the World | Friday, April 5 | 5-6 p.m. | Chinook 150

ISC is also working with the International Center to host Tea around the World and Desserts around the World events.

ISC and Dining Hall Services are collaborating to bring international dishes to campus throughout the week. “With finals approaching, we wanted to help comfort students and elevate their experiences through cuisine,” said Rutuja Sonawane, ISC vice president. “We sent a survey to our affiliated RSOs (registered student organizations) and asked students what cuisines or specific items they wished to be included in the menu and forwarded these results to dining services.”

Mission statement

The mission of the International Students Council is to unite the international registered student organizations and serve as a voice for the international student population at WSU. The ISC promotes mutual understanding across cultures, races, and beliefs; fosters communication between people of different nationalities; and improves global awareness on campus and in the Pullman community by hosting International Education Week and diverse intercultural programs.

Contact the Council

Meeting time

Mondays 5-6 p.m.

Meeting location

Spark 327

For up-to-date information about events, etc.: WSU Presence 

Interested in joining? Want to find or start a student organization? Is there an issue we should know about?

You are welcome to contact us.

Office location

CUB L46 (in the International Center)
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Rutuja SonawaneVice
Arthur JiaChief of
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Nahian SarwarFinance
Chloe DangMarketing
Grace ReyesMarketing
Angel IkuezeProgramming
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