This rewarding program for current students, known as the International Student Liaison Program (ISLP), is designed to help new international students make a smooth transition to SPP and the surrounding area. The ISLP strives to promote cultural understanding by building strong relationships among the diverse student body of our School. This will be achieved by pairing liaisons with new international students and hosting extracurricular activities that are open to all students.
Typically an ISL volunteer participates by:
- Serving as a point of contact for an international student throughout the semester
- Attending an SPP or GMU event (social, academic, or career related) with a new international student
Liaisons choose their level of involvement based on their interests and availability. All current SPP students can apply to serve as a Liaison. There are also several ISLP events and activities that are offered each semester for liaisons and international students to participate in, such as: film screenings, local hikes, dinners, sports events, and more.
How can you get involved with ISLP?
All graduate students are welcome to participate in ISLP events, but if you would like to register for the International Student Liaison Program, please fill out the ISL application form.
International Student Liaison Program GMU School of Public Policy