Formerly known as International Committee (ICOM). Established in 2020, the Otago International Students' Association (OISA) serves to represent international students and domestic students with international background studying at the University of Otago.
We work with the OUSA International Students' Representative to advocate for international student issues as far as nationally by collecting voices and opinions of international students to give feedback on university and national consultations that concerns international students' welfare, ensuring that they are supported and looked after during their time in Dunedin.
OISA is the umbrella body for all OUSA affiliated cultural clubs to relay the issues and concerns of international students and collaborating on huge events, such as International Food Festival and International Cultural Expo, celebrate the cultural diversity present in the university and share the different cultural backgrounds and experiences with the whole university population.
We work hard and play hard in university, and it applies the same for OISA. We have social events, workshops, resources aimed all for you. Our social events are primarily aimed for students to have some fun time, make new friendships and listen to new stories from many different people. Our workshops are targeted for students who want to have a further discussion, understanding and awareness of international student issues. Check out our events to stay updated on our works, we also put up events from other cultural clubs, you may also want to join them. Stay tuned.
We want you to be a part of the OISA family - whether you are an international student, domestic student with international background or someone who is passionate about cultural diversity. Everyone is welcome regardless of age, gender, level of study, sexuality, religious affiliation. Also, there's no membership fee, so it's free for you to join Fill up the membership form and that's all you need to get updated with us and be a part of our family.View constitution »