International Student and Study Abroad Centre

The International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC) is a resource and campus partner for all students, staff, and faculty. ISSAC is dedicated to fostering a welcoming, globally aware and engaged campus community.

Room 80, Place Riel, 1 Campus Drive, University of Saskatchewan
Mon to Fri, 8:30am - 4:30pm.


Transition Support

Through ISSAC's various programs and services , the centre is a place where international students:

  • receive support to transition into student life in Canada or abroad, including immigration information
  • get involved in intercultural events and activities
  • make friends from around the world

International Travel and Study Abroad

ISSAC administers the International Travel Registry and certain travel awards. Through ISSAC' s various programs and services , the centre is a place where students:

  • apply to go on exchange or to take part in summer programs
  • get travel safety support
  • can apply for travel awards

Drop-in advising

International students drop- in advising is offered from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Study Abroad drop-in advising is available on Tuesday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Wednesday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Thursday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 

Building Bridges

  • An opportunity for international, Aboriginal and domestic students to learn and build multicultural relationships and understanding informal and semiformal activities, workshops, sharing circles and events.
  • Help students to learn about one another's identities and their own

Global Connections Network

Learn about the many internationally-oriented student associations available on campus and about Global Village, a one-day intercultural event that celebrates cultural diversity at the U of S.


Global Connections Lounge

A place where you can relax with friends, enjoy your lunch, study or get involved.


Assisting faculty with immigration matters

ISSAC is the first point of contact for faculty and staff regarding immigration matters involving students.

Travel safety

ISSAC assists faculty and staff with risk assessment and emergency planning and overseeing the U of S pre-departure process.


Bassey Bassey
International Education Officer

Leslie Bowditch
International Education Officer

Chantal Hanson
International Education Officer

Jordan Hartshorn
International Education Officer

Mirjana Mandaric
International Education Officer (on leave)

Christine Ruys
Office Administrator

Zoe Zhou
International Education Officer