My name is Jane Jing and I am the founder of the International Student Association. I deeply understand the challenges and hardships of going abroad. I was initially intimidated when I experienced the huge differences between American and my native culture and education systems; however, I worked very hard to adapt to my new environment by making friends and committing myself to community services. I sincerely understand the hard transition that every single international student experiences and that’s why I took the initiative to solve not only my own struggles, but to help so many others like me with their struggles as well. The International Student Association aims to provide student consultation, resources, internship, volunteer service opportunities and a chance to become a student leader that can best prepare international students for his or her college career. My goal is to make every international student’s life abroad easier and happier.
Chief Director of China
Four years ago, I came to America to pursue my academic career. As an international student, the beginning was harsh. Not being able to understand the class clearly or know the culture comprehensively, I struggled a lot in my high school years. However, everything began to flow smoothly with the help from my surroundings. With that experience, I wish to help those who are alike me, helping them adapt to American lifestyle and educational system, and better prepare them for college in the future.
The is why I joined ISA. As a part of the team, we aim to provide all international students the opportunities to explore, improve and succeed. While away from your home, ISA is able to provide you the sense of belonging, friendship, and opportunities. This is ISA.
Chief Director of US
We are not living in the world until we fall in love with the world.
I’m NinaLi. This is my second year of high school in the US. I have enjoyed both the lifestyle and education here. I believe all international students deserve a happy fulfilling life with all possible resources and opportunities, which is why I joined the leadership team of ISA. ISA is an outstanding platform to which I give my utmost support. I enjoy working with a team, and I believe the difficulties that we will all inevitably face will only make us closer and stronger.
ISA Event Coordinator
As a sophomore at Sierra Canyon High School, I have been in the international student program for nearly two years. Joining ISA fulfilled my wish to create an international student program to help other students like me and also help students who are about to come abroad. ISA strives to provide students with volunteer service, internship, college workshops opportunities and beyond. I feel compelled to be a member so I can maximize the number of international students that are impacted by this program.
ISA Event Coordinator
I am Jessica Li, a junior at Sierra Canyon High School. This is the third year I have been participating in programs that help international students. I would like to put my own effort to make changes in our community. ISA is different from all the other student programs I’ve joined as it strives to help out all international students in all possible ways. I could see the changes that ISA can potentially bring to the community, which in the future will not only benefit international students, but also local students. It provides a chance for students with different cultural backgrounds to bond, a chance be challenged, and it provides a chance for international students like us to feel at home in this foreign country. As a member of ISA, I would like to share my experiences and help international students adjust to their life abroad.
ISA Event Coordinator
This is my first year in America as a sophomore in Sierra Canyon School. As a new student, I understand the fear and difficulty of international students when they first come to America. I want to be a part of the group that helps students to go through this often difficult period. I see that ISA will give advantages to students from all around the world, including local students. ISA is a positive resource that provides students many great opportunities to participate in the events both inside and outside of school. The association also gives many resources to foreign high students here in America. I am committed to an organization that helps students to adapt to their new environment more quickly and easily. This is why I joined ISA.
Adjusting to a new environment is a common difficulty everyone must deal with at a time in their life. However, it’s becomes harder when someone doesn’t feel welcome in the new environment. That’s why many international students tend to gravitate and stick to the things that remind them of home. ISA’s goal is to help international students become immersed in American culture. Everyone in the team is made up of a variety of ethnicities, and together, they create a new environment where international students and Americans learn to communicate and work together. Not only will those from other countries learn about America, but Americans can learn about the countries they haven’t seen and potentially fall in love with their language and culture.