International Student Organizations
International Student Union
The International Student Union (ISU) functions as the umbrella organization for internationally-focused student organizations at Ohio University. The members come from all corners of the world, representing the collective educational, cultural, and developmental interests of countries across the globe.
ISU is committed to assisting international students as they become part of the Ohio University and Athens communities. In addition, ISU strives to promote diversity and cultural exchange at Ohio University and aims to create a more global and inclusive campus.
International Student and Faculty Services serves as an adviser and support for ISU throughout the year.
The current member organizations include:
- African Students' Union
- Arabic Language Student Association (ALSA)
- Chinese Cultural Exchange Association (CCEA)
- Chinese Language Student Association (CLSA)
- Chinese Learners Association (OHIO-CLA)
- Communication and Development Studies Association (CommDev)
- Fulbright Scholars Association (FSA)
- Indian Students Association (ISA)
- Iranian (Persian) Students Society (ISS)
- Japanese Language and Culture Association (JLCA)
- Latino Student Union (LSU)
- Muslim Student Association (MSA)
- Nepalese Student Association (NEPSA)
- Omani Student Association (OSA)
- Southeast Asian Student Association (SEASA)
- Salaam: Student Union of Ethiopian and Eritrean Heritage (SSU)
International Student Union Mission
To represent international students by fostering an inclusive community through developing global awareness, promoting intercultural exchange and cultivating understanding.
International Student Union Vision
To promote unity, diversity and a global mindset
The African Students' Union is a network of African and non-African Students interested in building a community that represents the beauty and diversity of the continent.
AIESEC is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. Arabic Language Student Association
As an organization CCEA hopes to create a better environment for Chinese students at Ohio University and make them feel like OU is their home away from home.
The Communication and Development Studies Association s a student organization at Ohio University that aims to inspire social change by bringing together communication for development practitioners from around the world
The Fulbright Scholars Association is a student organization which aims at increasing cultural, social, academic, and professional exchanges and networking among Fulbright awardees and other like-minded parties at Ohio University
PERMIAS seeks to promote Indonesian culture, endorse a good relationship, encourage Indonesian students' participation and representation, and develop activities to increase multicultural exchange and awareness
The Iranian Student Society's goal is to promote the appreciation and celebration of the Iranian culture at Ohio University; to build strong social and educational ties and foster excellence, leadership and team work among its members
LSU promotes the identity and unity of Latino students at Ohio University through intellectual, cultural and social growth
SSU's goal is to foster Ethiopian and Eritrean solidarity and friendship, as well as to promote the history, cultures, and traditions of their people to the Ohio University community