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International Student Leadership Program

Have you heard about the International Student Leadership Program?

The International Student Leadership Program (ISLP) is an exciting new initiative designed to give undergrad and graduate students the chance to develop leadership skills, self-efficacy, and confidence. The program aims to share these skills and apply the unique perspective international students have. Read on below to find out more about this program, entering its third year of empowering students at McGill.

"Being a part of ISLP is an extraordinary experience - not only do you have access to frequent leadership and development opportunities, you get to learn from some of the most wonderful McGillians on campus." - Waters Cahill, McGill Class of 2015 (See more successful stories here.)

What is the International Student Leadership Program?

By actively contributing to the development of International Student Services projects, programs & communications initiatives; by attending inspiring leadership training workshops; and by engaging in peer mentoring and coaching, you will raise your McGill experience to a whole new level.

You will have the opportunity to help raise awareness of international student issues at McGill, promote greater understanding and cooperation amongst campus groups, and contribute to the ongoing internationalization of the campus community.

Make your mark at McGill - become an International Student Leader!

What kinds of programs, activities & events do International Student Leaders engage in?

Principal experiential learning opportunities for International Student Leaders (ISLs) include:

  • Post-Arrival Orientation (“Meet & Greet” lounge, basic peer advising, referrals)
  • i-Week in January or February (planning, elaboration, promotion, delivery, assessment)
  • Events (planning, elaboration, promotion, delivery, assessment)
  • Faculty & Residence Outreach Activities (on-site advising, referrals, event & workshop promotion)

Other experiential learning opportunities for ISLs include:

  • Understanding the campus resources available to all students
  • Managing ISS student-focused communications, publicity, and social media
  • Acting as an international student guest speaker at events or on panels
  • Providing a student perspective on ISS projects, programs & initiatives
  • Acting as a representative of ISS in your faculty, department, or residence