Get Involved

 Leadership and Events


The International Student Center (ISC) has a variety of leadership oppourtunities for students to get involved. Explore this section to find out more!


                                                Student Staff

                                                Global Ambassadors


                                                Minidoka Pilgrimage


                                                International Dinner



Cultural Events

Throughout the year, the International Student Center hosts various cultural events that change quarter-to-quarter and year-by-year. Past events include the United Nations Luncheon, Real Talk, Spring Exchange Fair, and more! Examples of previous cultural events include...

International Dinner

Our annual signature event, the International Dinner, is hosted every Winter quarter and includes cultural performances and food from around the world! This historic Seattle University event is entirely student-organized and engages with various student organizations and the local Seattle community! Planning for this event starts in Fall and there are various ways to be involved: marketing, entertainment, etc. For more information on International Dinner, please visit the official International Dinner website.


Taste of Nicaragua

When a handful of exchange students from Nicaragua attended Seattle University, they co-organized an event with the International Student Center to share their experiences, food, and culture with the Seattle University community!


Henna Workshop

The Henna Workshop event was co-organized between the International Student Center, the South Asian Student Association of Seattle University, and the Seattle University International Student Association.


Navroz/Nowruz Celebration

Navroz is a Persian celebration of Spring and the beginning of a new year. The event included snacks and traditional events, including egg painting! This event was co-organized between the International Student Center and Campus Ministry.


Social Events

The International Student Center also hosts a variety of social-oriented events, to keep international students connected to each other and to domestic students, and connected to Seattle University and the surrounding area.

Trivia Night and Movie Night

With the onset of COVID-19, Spring 2020 and onward will feature a collection of various virtual events, with Trivia Night and Movie Night starting us off strong! Led by our student leaders, the Global Ambassadors, these events are oftentimes co-organized with other student clubs and organizations around campus.


Pumpkin Patch

Every fall Seattle, Washington experiences the change of seasons, including leaves changing colors and pumpkin patches! This event brings international students outside the bustling city to enjoy a ride to a classic American experience of exploring a local pumpkin patch, going through corn mazes, enjoying a local petting zoo, and more!


Immigration-Related Workshops

International Student Online Orientation on Canvas

All new students are required to complete the International Student Online Orientation. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce you to services at the International Student Center, assist you in managing your student immigration status, inform you about international student health insurance, and learn more about resources at Seattle University. The discussion board can be used to conenct to other international students. 


Online OPT Course on Canvas

If you are on an F visa and plan to work off-campus via OPT, completing a OPT Canvas Course is a pre-requisite for the application. 


H-1B Workshops

Every year the International Student Center hosts an informational workshop on the H-1B visa with an immigration attorney. This is an opportunity for international students to learn and ask questions about the requirements and overall process of obtaining this particular work authorization.


More Events and Staying Connected

The International Student Center events are advertised on our CONNECT SU, FACEBOOK, and INSTAGRAM pages. Follow our pages for more information and please contact the International Student Center at for any questions or concerns.