Mission

The MISSE areas provide intra- and cross-cultural education, leadership and organizational development opportunities, social justice education and change, a "home away from home" for students, and a safe space for cultural and psychosocial development. The Centers compliment the academic mission of the University by enhancing students' experiences inside and outside of the classroom.

Vision

The International Student Support and Engagement, or ISSE, focuses on supporting international students and international student organizations' development to enhance international students' experience within and outside of the classroom.

History

In spring of 2016, two students, Akash Bhalerao and Brian Leal advocated to add a staff member to support international students within the Division of Student Life. A spilt position was created between former Center for Student Involvement and Leadership (CSIL) and the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). In 2017, this position officially became part of the Multicultural and International Student Support and Engagement (MISSE) team as the International Student Support and Engagement area.

Location

152 IMU, 125 N. Madison Ave, Iowa City, IA

Hours

Monday, 1:00-3:00pm

Wednesday, 1:00-3:00pm

Friday, 1:00-3:00pm

Professional Staff

Portrait of Shuhui Lin

Shuhui Lin

Coordinator, International Student Support and Engagement

Upcoming Events

Recipe for Start-Up Nation: 'Chutzpah', Innovation, Academia, and Everything in Between promotional image

Recipe for Start-Up Nation: 'Chutzpah', Innovation, Academia, and Everything in Between

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Pappajohn Business Building
International Programs and the Tippie College of Business are pleased to present a lecture by Dr. Daniel Aschheim entitled, "Recipe for a Start-Up Nation: 'Chutzpah', Innovation, Academia and Everything in Between," which will take place Tuesday, February 8, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in S401 Pappajohn Business Building.  Attendees are also welcome to join this event via Zoom. What’s the secret to Israel’s ‘start-up nation’ culture? Why are there hundreds of Fortune 500 R&D centers in Israel? Israeli...
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EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Anne Frank (PT I)

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums explores current exhibition Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank through the Exhibition Spotlight program series in a special two-part virtual panel event. Pentacrest Museums Director of Education & Engagement, Carolina Kaufman will moderate discussion with panelists on a variety of related topics to share the story and legacy of Anne Frank and her impact on society. These sessions will illuminate how Frank's story has inspired new approaches...
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Iowa City Better Bridges Institute Supplemental Session #2: Socially Just Customer Service

Thursday, February 10, 2022 8:30am to 12:30pm
University Capitol Centre
REGISTER FOR FREE! The Iowa City (I.C.) Better Bridges Institute is a one-and-a-half-day event designed for business owners and managers to learn more about identity, bias, and strategies.Included are core concepts, strategies, and resources for you to build your knowledge and develop your skills based on the Institute's four area's of focus: Equitable hiring practices and retention efforts Socially just customer service Leading and managing diverse teams Inclusive marketing As a...
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Hawks of Color

Friday, February 11, 2022 11:30am to 1:00pm
Virtual
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Diversity Councils, and the Graduate College are pleased to announce the Hawks of Color event schedule for Spring 2022. Be sure to register here in advance below to save your spot. Hawks of Color is a place of welcome and community building while celebrating excellence! Formerly Faculty and Staff of Color, Hawks of Color is a re-envisioned community space to support and promote conversations among historically underrepresented, global...
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EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Anne Frank (PT II)

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums explores current exhibition Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank through the Exhibition Spotlight program series in a special two-part virtual panel event. Pentacrest Museums Director of Education & Engagement, Carolina Kaufman will moderate discussion with panelists on a variety of related topics to share the story and legacy of Anne Frank and her impact on society. These sessions will illuminate how Frank's story has inspired new approaches...

Hawks of Color

Friday, March 11, 2022 11:30am to 1:00pm
Virtual
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Diversity Councils, and the Graduate College are pleased to announce the Hawks of Color event schedule for Spring 2022. Be sure to register in advance below to save your spot. Hawks of Color is a place of welcome and community building while celebrating excellence! Formerly Faculty and Staff of Color, Hawks of Color is a re-envisioned community space to support and promote conversations among historically underrepresented, global majority...
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Hawks of Color

Friday, March 11, 2022 11:30am to 1:00pm
Virtual
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Diversity Councils, and the Graduate College are pleased to announce the Hawks of Color event schedule for Spring 2022. Be sure to register here in advance below to save your spot. Hawks of Color is a place of welcome and community building while celebrating excellence! Formerly Faculty and Staff of Color, Hawks of Color is a re-envisioned community space to support and promote conversations among historically underrepresented, global...
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Iowa City Better Bridges Institute Supplemental Session #3: Leading & Managing Diverse Teams

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 8:30am to 11:30am
University Capitol Centre
REGISTER HERE FOR FREE! The Iowa City (I.C.) Better Bridges Institute is a one-and-a-half-day event designed for business owners and managers to learn more about identity, bias, and strategies. The Institute will teach core concepts, strategies, and resources for you to build knowledge and develop skills based on the four areas of focus: Equitable hiring practices and retention efforts Socially just customer service Leading and managing diverse teams Inclusive marketing As a participant of...
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Hawks of Color

Friday, April 8, 2022 10:30am to 1:00pm
Virtual
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Diversity Councils, and the Graduate College are pleased to announce the Hawks of Color event schedule for Spring 2022. Be sure to register here in advance below to save your spot. Hawks of Color is a place of welcome and community building while celebrating excellence! Formerly Faculty and Staff of Color, Hawks of Color is a re-envisioned community space to support and promote conversations among historically underrepresented, global...
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Iowa City Better Bridges Institute Supplemental Session #4: Inclusive Marketing

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 1:30pm to 4:30pm
University Capitol Centre
REGISTER HERE FOR FREE! The Iowa City (I.C.) Better Bridges Institute is a one-and-a-half-day event designed for business owners and managers to learn more about identity, bias, and strategies.Included are core concepts, strategies, and resources to build your knowledge and develop your skills based on the Institute's four areas of focus: Equitable hiring practices and retention efforts Socially just customer service Leading and managing diverse teams Inclusive marketing As a participant of...
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Hawks of Color Social Event

Friday, April 22, 2022 4:00pm to 6:00pm
University Capitol Centre
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Diversity Councils, and the Graduate College are pleased to present and host the Hawks of Color events.  Please register here to attend this event. Hawks of Color is a place of welcome and community building while celebrating excellence! Formerly Faculty and Staff of Color, Hawks of Color is a re-envisioned community space to support and promote conversations among historically underrepresented, global majority, and/or marginalized faculty...