In December 2019, ISANA will hold its 30th Annual Conference. This is a milestone for the Association and for the development and delivery of international student services in Australia.
Since its first modest conference in Melbourne in 1989, ISANA has built a reputation as a body that has lead student-focussed research, knowledge creation and best practice in services to international students. It has built a supportive network and has held a major conference every year in either a major city, a regional centre or at a New Zealand venue in collaboration with ISANA New Zealand.
For three decades the conference has inspired practitioners to develop ground-breaking services and programs, and has always nurtured collaborative relationships with institutions, student bodies and community groups.
Each year, the Conference raises issues, examines major themes in international education from the perspective of students, international education professionals and related stakeholders. This focus ensures that delegates and the wider membership have access to landmark and innovative research and practice. It draws on a wide range of material and provides a national and international discussion.
The 2019 Conference will showcase ISANA’s work over 30 years, reflects on past achievements, celebrates contemporary practice and embraces challenges arising in the future. We invite you to participate by submitting
papers, workshops and stories to our special conference event.
Watch for the Call for papers soon, with a due date for peer reviewed and non-refereed abstracts on 24th May 2019.
Since 2012, ISANA has invited international students from each State and Territory to the Annual National Conference through a Student Conference Bursary.
This Bursary valued at $1000 plus a conference registration is awarded to one student from each State and Territory. The aims of the Student conference bursary are to:
- Provide opportunities for engagement with other students and professional and academic staff in the international education sector;
- Ensure that international students interest’s and opinions are heard and noted in general discussion and through presentations;
- Develop leadership potential in the international student community
- Disseminate international education information through the student community
We invite ISANA members to nominate continuing international students who will be worthy recipients for your State or Territory. Nominated International students will need to submit complete applications to the ISANA Secretariat email@example.com by 31st July 2017
If you are an international student interested in this opportunity, please contact your student services office and ask to speak with a staff member who is an ISANA member.
“It’s what you choose to believe that makes you the person you are”
It was a privilege to be able to attend ISANA: International Education Association Conference in #wellington #newzealand #2016 as a Victorian State Student Representative #studentbursury .
I never thought that one day I will be going overseas to speak in for what I believe is right for students and represent Student voices .
A few caring people can change the world and #isana is an organisation filled with those few people who are willing to change and help the students #students need to do is to speak up in what they believe to speak up for what they feel is wrong #speakup #studentvoices
Congratulations to National Council member Dr Paula Durance (Dunstan) whose PhD was awarded on 21 December 2016.
Dr Durance was supervised by Professor Bob Lingard and Associate Professor Gloria Dall’alba at the University of Queensland and her thesis was entitled, ‘Bringing the World to Melbourne: Transnationalism, Agency and Contributions of International Students to Making a City, 2000-2010’.
On behalf of all members we congratulate Paula on her achievement and her contribution to International Education in Australia.
We would love to hear any news that you have to share. Email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2016 ISANA National Conference will be held in Wellington, New Zealand from 6-9th of December.
Each year ISANA calls for applications from students and ISANA members for a number of bursaries to attend the conference.
For more information see the ‘students’ or ‘members’ sections above.