International Student Organizations

Many International Student Organizations exist on-campus to help promote cross-cultural engagement at the university. 
2017 International Student Orgs

African Caribbean Association (ACA)

President: Dynelle Leblanc
President's E-mail: dcleblan@go.olemiss.edu
Organization E-mail: olemissacsa@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/acaolemiss/

The Afro-Caribbean Student Association is geared towards uniting students of different cultures, mainly African and Caribbean, in hopes that we also educate those who are interested in learning about the rich cultures of our members. ACA hopes not to only educate the Ole Miss/Oxford Community, but also the neighboring schools and communities.

Association of Bangladeshi Students & Scholars (ABSS)

President: Mohammad Riaz
President's E-mail: mriaz@go.olemiss.edu
Organization E-mail: abss.olemiss@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/460987580687545/

This association is formed by the Bangladeshi people here at Ole Miss to support and organize the Bangladeshi students and to promote the Bengali language and Bangladeshi culture within the ole miss community.Those who are interested and want to know about our culture and our country please feel free to join us.

Cultural Connections Club (C3)

President: Joseph Magness
President's E-mail: jmagness@go.olemiss.edu
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/53071078288/

Cultural Connections Club (C3) is a university-based multicultural club that is designed to bring together international and local students to share their unique cultural experiences in a friendly environment. C3 also serves as a support group for international students by helping them with their adjustment process, by addressing their cultural concerns and connecting them to the university-wide community. C3 also organizes regular education and recreation activities where international and local students meet to have fun, make friends and share their cultures .

Friendship Association of Chinese Students & Scholars

President: YunShu Wang
President's E-mail: ywang20@go.olemiss.edu
Website: http://www.olemiss.edu/orgs/facss/index.htm

We are a international students organization in Olemiss. Our goal is making a Chinese community in the campus. Although most of our members come from mainland China, we are very happy to see more and more friends from American and other countries to join us to share the excited oriental culture and Chinese language!

Indian Student Association (ISA)

President: Vinny Udeshi
President's E-mail: vsudeshi@go.olemiss.edu
Organization E-mail: olemissisa@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ISAofOleMiss/

​Namaste, welcome to the University of Mississippi, Indian Students Association! We are a non-profit student organization working towards propagating the culture, traditions, and arts of India here at Ole Miss.

International & American Student Alliance (IASA)

President: Kelly Slater
President's E-mail: kdslater@go.olemiss.edu or kdslater@olemiss.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/olemissiasa/
Website: www.olemissiasa.com

​The International and American Student Alliance (IASA) is a student-led organization dedicated to bridging the gap between International and American students at the University of Mississippi. IASA advocates global awareness and acceptance by bringing a variety of different cultures and diversities together. This is accomplished through various events such as, but not limited to Welcome Dinners, Cultural Events, Bonfires, Labor Day Barbecue, International Movie Series, Grove Tailgating, and more. We organize free English Classes called English/Culture Clusters, as well as the Conversation Partners Program and International Neighbors Program, which pairs International students with American Students and Local Families respectively. Membership is open to all International and American students.

International Ladies Club

President: Rachel Marsh
President's E-mail: rjmarsh@go.olemiss.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2229218104/

​The International Ladies Club (ILC) is an open social support group offered for female international students, faculty, staff, and community members, as well as Americans acting as mentors for international members. The ILC also serves as a counseling and psycho-educational group, allowing members to process their emotions and feelings and discuss challenges, strengths, and/or practical strategies for coping. The ILC hosts a series of meetings and social events (i.e. art crawl, shopping trips, etc.) to help members build lasting relationships with other international women and strengthen their social support in the community.

Iranian Student Association (ISA)

President: Mohammad Afrough
President's E-mail: mafrough@go.olemiss.edu
Website: isaum@go.olemiss.edu

​The purposes of the ISA are: • To promote Iranian culture and traditions by organizing events for all Iranian and people who are interested in Iranian culture. • The ISA will remain a non-religious and non-political entity. Defined: non- religious- will not promote nor discriminate any religion or practitioners any religion. Defined: non-political will neither support nor demote any particular political party in the United States, the Government of Iran, and any Organization or Political entity in opposition. • To provide a connection between the Iranian community and the other communities. • To be non-profit and will not be a medium for person of monetary profit from any activities.

Korean Student Association (KSA)

President: Jiwon Lee
President's E-mail: jlee30@go.olemiss.edu
Organization E-Mail: ksaolemiss@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OlemissKoreanStudentsAssociation/

​Our purpose is to support and serve the Korean students studying at the University of Mississippi. We strive to provide aid for all matters and difficulties for all Korean students. We are also dedicated to the display and expansion of Korean culture and knowledge. We are welcome to all students who have an interest in Korea!

Latin American Student Association (LASO)

President: Armando Suarez
President's E-mail: jsuarez@go.olemiss.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LASOolemiss?ref=bookmarks

​The purpose of LASO is to provide a comfortable social atmosphere for students at the University of Mississippi with an emphasis on Latin American cultural celebration.

Nepalese Students' Association (NEPSA)

President: TBA
President's E-mail: TBA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nepsa.Olemiss/

NEPSA strives to bring together Nepalese, American, and other international students, faculty, and staff at Ole Miss, and other community members by celebrating Nepal, Nepali culture, multiculturalism, and diversity.

Pakistan Student Association 

President: Zafar Ali Siyal
President's E-mail: zasiyal@olemiss.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pakistan-Student-Association-Olemiss-1528677240691359/

Our main purpose is to promote interest in and awareness of Pakistani culture and current affairs within the Olemiss community. Through events that bring Pakistan to the fore and stimulate further dialogue, PSA aims to cater to a diverse community interested in developing an understanding of Pakistan: its culture, affairs and issue.

Rebel Global Connections

President: Michaela Watson
President's E-mail: mwatson1@go.olemiss.edu
Organization's E-mail: rebelglobalconnections@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebelglobalconnections/

​Rebel Global Connections aims to alleviate the problem of cultural isolation for elementary schoolchildren from high-needs districts by introducing them to a variety of cultures and languages from around the world through age-appropriate programming. RGC also combats the cultural isolation seen on college campuses by charging university students from a variety of backgrounds with the task of organizing and implementing the activities. Previously unconnected groups of students will work together as a group, and they will benefit from the task through language exchanges, networking, and service. Domestic and international college students and Mississippi’s elementary schoolchildren will gain an awareness of each other and the many opportunities the world has to offer through Rebel Global Connections.

Saudi Arabian Student Organization (SASO)

President: Mohamed Abdulaziz Suaib
President's E-mail: masuaib@go.olemiss.edu
Organization's Email: saso.olemiss@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/631294813695261/

Saudi Arabian Students Organization is the organization that represents Saudi students and encourages good relationship with the American society and the other students of different nationalities. In addition, it promotes civilization, history and heritage of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through its activities and programs of cultural, social, sports and media under supervision of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in The U.S. Moreover, it enhances the good interrelationship between Saudi students.

Taiwanese Student Association (TSA)

President: Cheng Chen
President's E-mail: cchen3@go.olemiss.edu
Website: http://www.olemiss.edu/orgs/tsa/

Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)

President: Andrew Pham
President's E-mail: aapham@go.olemiss.edu
Organization E-mail: olemissvsa@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/olemiss.vsa/

The University of Mississippi Vietnamese Student Association was created in order to promote an understanding of the Vietnamese culture within the university communities and the community at large, to develop and execute programs to support the interests of the university student bodies, to provide opportunities for greater expression of the Vietnamese culture, and to represent Vietnamese students at the University of Mississippi.