International Student and Study Abroad Centre

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

Address
Room 80, Place Riel, 1 Campus Drive, University of Saskatchewan
Hours
Mon to Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. During June and July, ISSAC will be closed from 12 - 1 pm.

About

Arrival, Transition and Cultural Support

The International Student and Study Abroad Centre is a place for international students to:

  • receive support with their transition into student life in Canada
  • get involved in transition events and social activities
  • access advising services, including immigration advice
  • make friends from around the world
  • attend workshops on topics such as employment in Canada and immigration
  • get support throughout their studies
  • inquire about supports during unexpected life events

Study Abroad, Awards and Travel Safety

ISSAC supports all USask students who wish to travel abroad with the university. Through ISSAC' s various programs and services, the centre is a place where students can:

  • apply to go on exchange for one or two terms
  • take part in summer programs offered by our international partners
  • get travel safety support and complete the University's pre-departure process
  • apply for travel awards and conference funding
  • get support while studying abroad with the university

Intercultural Programming

ISSAC supports the university in its internationationalization efforts also by offering intercultural programs that students can participate in. Through ISSAC, ratified student associations can:

  • Become members in the Global Connections Network
  • Apply for support for student-led events that are open to all students
  • Take part in the planning and delivery of the annual Global Village event

Drop-in advising

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

ESL students drop-in advising is offered on Thursday from 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm.

Study Abroad drop-in advising is available on Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Wednesdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 

Building Bridges

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

Events

Global Connections Lounge

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

Faculty

Assisting faculty with immigration matters

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

Travel safety

ISSAC assists faculty and staff with risk assessment and emergency planning. The centre oversees the USask pre-departure process.

Staff

Bassey Bassey
International Education Officer


Leslie Bowditch
International Education Officer


Chantal Hanson
International Education Officer


Jordan Hartshorn
International Education Officer, Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA)


Mirjana Mandaric
International Education Officer, Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA)


Zoe Zhou
International Education Officer, Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA)