International Student Advisory Council

Banner featuring members of the 2022-2023 International Student Advisory Council

The Office of International Student Services (ISS) created the International Student Advisory Council (ISAC) to improve support for and engagement with international students at Case Western Reserve University.

The council includes undergraduate and graduate student representatives of the international student body who work on projects within ISS to hone their leadership skills and engage with the campus community to increase outreach and advocacy. 

In order for the ISAC to be truly representative of the international student body, ISS selects applicants from across campus and as many of the various nationalities on campus as possible.

Once the ISAC members are selected each year, ISS staff provides guidance and makes recommendations about areas of focus, but also empowers members to suggest and investigate other opportunities.

Goals of the Advisory Council 

The ISAC will benefit international students, ISS and the campus community in multiple ways:

  • Provide ideas, guidance, and/or advice to ISS on topics including student engagement, event planning, communication strategies, etc.
  • Develop deliverables each year that will support Case Western Reserve's international students
  • Create a new direct line of communication between ISS staff and the university's international students
  • Build trust in ISS among the international student body
  • Facilitate relationships beyond international students' home country and area of study
  • Offer opportunities to connect following the pandemic
  • Give international students a stronger voice at Case Western Reserve

Get to Know the International Student Advisory Council

Aneesha Avasthi
Lawrence Chu
  • PhD Student
  • Studying Integrated Biomedical Sciences
  • College of Arts and Sciences
Diala Izhiman
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Communications Sciences and Psychology Major
  • College of Arts and Sciences
Pooja Khatija
  • PhD Student
  • Studying Organizational Behavior
  • Weatherhead School of Management
Japneet Sachdev
  • Undergraduate Student in a BS/MF Dual Degree Program
  • Finance and Economics Major
  • Weatherhead School of Management
Vivek Saraswat
  • PhD Student
  • Headshot of Vivek Saraswat
  • Studying Chemistry
  • College of Arts & Sciences
Reema Sen
Junwoo Shim

Graduate Student
Junwoo Shim headshot
Studying Law (Juris Doctor Program)
School of Law

Christelle Yameogo
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Economics (Quantitative Methods concentration) Major
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Helio (Liwen) Dong
  • Yiwen Gao
  • Paola Giammattei
  • Geng Hua
  • Tejaswini Haraniya
  • Fabiana Irigoyen
  • Pooja Khatija
  • Hyunjune Lee
  • Laurie Celia Ngompe Mbiegue
  • Thy Nguyen
  • Atsadaporn Niyomyart
  • Abolade Oladimeji
  • Tenzin Palmo
  • Vivek Saraswat

Contact the International Student Advisory Council

If you have an idea, question or concern to share with the International Student Advisory Council, you can email the members at