GW ISCA

GW’s ISCAs improve the student life experience of all GW international students by facilitating acculturation, engagement, and professional development.

GW's International Student Career Ambassador (ISCA) Program provides peer-to-peer career advising for ALL international students, including graduate/professional students across all degree programs. The vision of the ISCA program is to supplement the career advising/coaching efforts of the GW Center for Career Services. The initial focus of the ISCAs is resume and cover letter critiques to help in

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02/08/2022

Join the International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCAs) to learn about the #1 job search strategy: networking! We will help you identify strategies to develop your verbal communication skills so that you can effectively promote yourself to potential employers. We will also discuss tips for networking online particularly on LinkedIn.

02/02/2022

Join the ISCAs this Friday on a trip to the Natural History Museum! Meet us in front of the elevators at the University Student Center at 12 PM. Register at the link shown! 😉

01/21/2022

Are you interested in employment in the U.S. following completion of your program? We invite you to join this webinar hosted by the ISO’s expert advisors to learn how to obtain post-graduation work authorization while on an F-1 visa. Click the link in bio to register today!!

01/18/2022

Join the International Student Community Ambassadors on Fridays for fun virtual activities and interesting conversations! The perfect way to end your week is a Friday Funday with the ISCAs ;) Register at go.gwu.edu/isoevents

11/12/2021

The ISO is proud to join educational institutions across the world to celebrate International Education Week (IEW) 2021, an initiative developed by the U.S. State Department to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide!!!

11/12/2021

Come to ISCA advising hours Mon-Thurs 11 AM-1 PM for all of your resume, cover letter, and mock interview needs!! Book appointments via Handshake.

11/09/2021

Do you want to know what it takes to ace your interviews? Then join the upcoming interviews webinar this Thursday! Registration link in our bio 😉

11/09/2021

Are you interested in employment in the U.S. following completion of your program? We invite you to join this webinar hosted by the ISO’s expert advisors to learn how to obtain post-graduation work authorization while on an F-1 visa. Click the link in bio to register!!!

11/08/2021

GW International Students: Join the ISO in a webinar session to learn more about CPT requirements this Tuesday at 1 PM! Register at the link shown in the post.

10/13/2021

Join us in our celebration of the beautiful and unique Chinese culture this Friday, 2 PM at Kogan Plaza! There’ll be entertaining performances, games, and food! Register at the link shown in the picture (tickets are free 😉).

10/11/2021

J-1 students and scholars! Join the ISO in our upcoming webinar this Wednesday to learn more about employment opportunities in the U.S. Register at the link shown in the post!

10/06/2021

Need to touch up a resume? Or advice on how to write a cover letter? Book an appointment via Handshake with one of our ISCAs to learn more on how to perfect your job-hunting skills!!

10/05/2021

Many of the most innovative and fastest growing businesses in the U.S. have been founded by foreign nationals working or studying in the United States. The GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in partnership with the ISO will host this brief virtual lecture on general guidance for how current international students can navigate the U.S. immigration system. This lecture will discuss the immigration options available to GW international students as they pursue their entrepreneurial dreams through creating a business or start up.

09/06/2021

Need to touch up a resume? Or advice on how to write a cover letter? Book an appointment with one of our ISCAs to learn more on how to perfect your job-hunting skills!

09/06/2021

Do you plan to work or participate in internships during your time as an international student at GW? This webinar is for you!! Please join us on Wednesday, September 8 , to learn how to obtain work authorization while on an F-1 visa. Click the link in our bio to register now!

09/02/2021

Mrunalini is an International Student Community Ambassador (ISCA) for 2021-2022!

Country: India
School: Columbian College of Arts and Science
Year: First year Master’s

Mrunalini is a first year Master's student in the Data Science program at the Columbian College of Arts and Science. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering and in 2020, has worked with an ed tech platform. Mrunalini enjoys socializing and building her network, likes to workout , and enjoys learning tools that enhance her work with communities. Mrunalini is very excited to share her experience as an international student and to be able to guide all students who dare to fulfill their dreams in a country other than their home-country.

09/02/2021

Latifa is an International Student Community Ambassador (ISCA) for 2021-2022!

Country: Saudi Arabia
School: School of Engineering & Applied Science
Year: Senior

Latifa is a senior majoring in Systems Engineering and minoring in Computer Science. She has lived in the DMV area for seven years, where she graduated high school in Falls Church, Virginia. Latifa understands that transitioning to college may be a difficult task, maybe even more so as international student. This, along with her appreciation of different cultures, is why she is interested in helping international students step out of their comfort zone and take advantage of opportunities and resources available to them. In her free time, Latifa enjoys cooking, experimenting with failed baked goods, and watching sit-coms.

08/30/2021

Steven Huang .hzw is an International Student Community Ambassador (ISCA) for 2021-2022!

Country: China
School: School of Business
Year: Senior

Steven is a senior at the GW School of Business studying international business and info system & tech management, minor in communication. He is from Hunan, China. He went to high school in Baltimore, Maryland and was one of the six Chinese students in a big thousand people American school. Steven got to experience the real American high school life and it helped him to blend into the American culture in a more authentic way. Steven considered himself an old DMVer, you can ask him about anything. Steven deeply knows that it is hard for an international student to open up and step out of the comfort zone at the beginning, and that is why he is passionate about helping other international students, especially underclass freshmen, to avoid unnecessary paths and provide thoughtful suggestions and guidances. Feel free to connect with him, he is super chill!

08/18/2021

Evelyn Campo is an International Student Community Ambassador (ISCA) for 2021-2022!

Country: Colombia
School: Columbian College of Arts and Science
Year: First year Master’s

Evelyn is a first year Master's student in the Applied Economics program at the Columbian College of Arts and Science. She obtained her Bachelor's degree as a Political Scientist and since then, in 2016, has worked with and for the most vulnerable communities in her country, Colombia, to generate greater social impact and input into public policy decisions in the Government. Evelyn enjoys writing about her daily experiences, runs as a way of meditation, and enjoys learning tools that enhance her work with communities. Evelyn is very excited to share her experience as an international student and to be able to guide all students who dare to fulfill their dreams in a country other than their home country.

08/18/2021

Gaolin Wu is an International Student Community Ambassador (ISCA) for 2021-2022!

Country: China
School: School of Engineering & Applied Science
Year: Sophomore

Gaolin is an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. As an international student, his favorite part of studying in the US, at GW specifically, is gaining a deep understanding of America and its history and learning about many different people and cultures. He is passionate about being a student ambassador and contribute to the international student community by sharing different perspectives and exchanging experiences with students from all over the world. During his free time, he loves to tour around the city and explore different tea/coffee shops that are great for studying. He also enjoys music, going to concerts (pre-covid) and singing with the GW Vibes.

05/12/2021

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The International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCAs) serve the entire GW international student population, including undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars. ISCAs supplement the acculturation, engagement, and professional career services provided by the work of the International Services Office (ISO) and GW Center for Career Services.

The ISCAs are international students who are committed to improving the student life experience of all GW international students by facilitating mentorship, acculturation, engagement, and professional development.

ISCAs provide the following services to ALL GW international students:


  • Review resumes and cover letters, provide advice on helpful interviewing and networking tips, and direct international students to useful job and internship search resources.
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