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The Official Representative of all International Students at the University of Melbourne

International Student Ambassador (ISA) Program

Do you want to make an impact and contribute towards the international students’ community? Do you want to expand your social network as well as the horizon in your Melbourne experience? Are you interested in gaining some exposure in leadership roles and event/project management? If your answer is ‘yes’ for any of the questions above, our International Student Ambassador (ISA) program is for you!

What is the ISA Program?

The International Student Ambassador (ISA) Program is a volunteer program within UMSU International. It aims to actively engage students, both international and local, with volunteering and leadership opportunities.

Recruitment occurs four times a year (February, March, July, August), and is the perfect opportunity to get a sense of fulfillment that you cannot get from studying/grades!

Successful applicants will start as soon as you get accepted and conclude in Week 8 of the following semester. Throughout this period, they will have opportunities to volunteer in UMSU International events/projects such as Night Market, International Brekkie, Orientation and other media/publications. At the end of their term and upon completion of the required 30 hours (inclusive of 15 hours of publicity) of volunteer work, ISAs will receive a certificate of recognition.

The program also serves as a possible preparatory stage for students who may wish to become UMSU International’s Committee Members in the future.


For more information, please refer to the program description.  


What can I do as an ISA? 

There are plenty of positions you are able to do as an ISA! Not only can you do the things you are good at, you are also welcome to sign up for roles that you would like to try/ interested in! 

Roles that you can do as an ISA includes: 

  • Emceeing/ Speaker
  • Decoration 
  • Management
  • Designing
  • Logistics
  • Communication
  • Photography
  • Social Media Influencer
  • Video Editing

We will not fixate you into one role so you can try as many as you want! 


How do I sign up to be an ISA?

Application for the ISA Program Semester 2 2023 (August Intake) is now closed. Stay posted on our socials for information regarding the next recruitment! 


More questions?

Contact UMSU International’s Human Resources Team at and we will help answer your questions.



Passionate about supporting the international student community, working with a team of like-minded peers, and gaining valuable leadership and volunteering experience? Then it’s time to nominate yourself for the positions that suit you best as we gear up for another exciting round of elections!

Election Nominations & Regulations

Submit your nomination to the Returning Officer by filling the form found on our Linktree. Electoral regulations for the UMSU International Annual General Election can also be found on the page.


Candidate Information Session

The information session for candidates will take place on Friday 30 April and will be conducted via zoom. Further details, including the time and zoom link will be made available closer to the session.


Policy Speech Session

The policy speech session will occur after the close of nominations. The venue, form and date for the policy speech session will be circulated upon the close of nominations.


Voting Session

Voting will be conducted via the BigPulse platform, with an individual voting link sent to all eligible voters via their student email at the beginning of the voting session. After the voting period ends, The candidate(s) with the most votes will be elected for the position.



Co-Option is when our committee holds interviews to hand-pick the best, the skilled and the brightest to join us as central committee members. Because it is competitive, it is recommended that applicants have relevant experience to the role they are applying for. Co-options typically occur during late semester 2 (September) annually.

Co-option requirements

All students of the University of Melbourne will be eligible to run for Co-Option. Applications for the 2023-2024 intake has closed! Stay posted on our socials for information regarding the next recruitment!


If you have any questions, please contact us at