International Student Organization

We are a family made up of international students from around the world who are determined to help each other fully embrace our college experience and promote cultural exchange on campus.

The ISO meets so that students can voice their needs and problems. We also coordinate fun and exciting weekly events. We seek to improve conditions for international students and contribute to the entire college community through our events.

This organization opens its doors to everyone regardless of ethnicity, academic background, and fields of interest. It's a chance to be yourself, find new inspiration, and promote your own culture as well as others. The ISO welcomes all Columbia College students and invites everyone interested in learning about other cultures, far away lands and making friends from all over the world!

ISO E-Board: 

  • President – Heloisa Carramate
  • Vice-President - Amber Tsai
  • Marketing Manager – Bruna Jeremias
  • Social Media Manager – Zihuan Ma

Whether you are from Korea, China, Switzerland, Japan or even the USA, everyone is welcome to the ISO! The ISO meets every Friday at 5:30 p.m. in 618 S Michigan Ave, 4th Floor. You can also contact them on Twitter and Facebook.

The ISO sponsors events such as:

  • Foreign film festivals
  • International Education Week
  • World Enigma
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Field trips
  • Social gatherings

We also collaborate with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services and the Office of International Programs in creating and supporting programs and workshops aimed at enriching the international student experience at College as well as that of all Columbia College students.

Come and explore all the worlds of Columbia! 

Learn more with the ISO brochure (PDF)!

Columbia College Chicago, International Student Organization group photo