24th May 2019 – Peer Reviewed and Non-refereed Abstracts Due
10th June 2019 – Non-refereed Abstract Notification
16th August 2019 – Peer reviewed Articles Due
1st October 2019 – Peer reviewed Article Reviews Returned
11th October 2019 – Early Bird Registration Closes
In this birthday year ISANA is asking members and associates to submit memories in the form of photographs or short reflections.
If you have anything to share please email to communications@Isana.org.au
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.
Wednesday 11 April 5:30 – 7:00pm – networking event for members and your colleagues
Join us for a post-work get-together to catch up on news and speak to sector representatives. For this first 2018 event we will meet at the MLC Centre Sydney, right by Martin Place Station. Details to follow soon.
Tuesday 1 May – half day PD session: under 18 students
This session will focus on case study examples of best practice policies and guidelines for under 18 students. We will review in consideration of the National Code 2018. Details to follow soon.
Coming Soon! – half-day PD session: international student mental health & staff self-care
This session will cover:
- What support services does your institution have for international students
- What is your institution’s critical incident policy?
- First-hand experiences of counsellor/student advisors on issues they encounter, how it affects them, and self-care practices
- Presentation from English Australia about the 2018 research and guidelines on international student mental health
- Opportunity to share your experiences and best practice
- Guidance on self-care/workshops for professional staff
The SA / NT state Conference to is planned for November 17 and the focus will include:
- Best practice to support LGBTI students.
- Industry updates and projections form Study Adelaide
- Managing expectations of international students
- Managing issues in under 18/Homestay/Accommodation,
- Developing coping strategies in our student populations.