International Studies Student Association

Who is the International Studies Student Association?

If you are a student majoring, minoring, getting a certificate, or taking 1 class in IS...YOU are part of the Internatioanl Studies Student Association (ISSA)! Run by an enthusiastic exec team, the ISSA is a student union that promotes SFU's School for International Studies through a variety of events each semester.

The ISSA vision is to promote engagement among IS students through our academic and social events, and reach out to IS students to encourage participation in the ISSA and IS related events.

Fall 2020 Meetings

Bi-weekly meetings on Tuesdays 10AM - 12PM PST

Via Zoom (link and more info available on our Discord)

All International Studies students are welcome to attend!

Social Media Channels


F Facebook

T Instagram

 Website (newly updated!)

Upcoming events

We are excited to announce the upcoming discussion series - The Status Quo. This 3-part discussion series will be held on a monthly basis with different topics per month. It is exciting to see how different perspectives can come together and procreate these discussions!

COVID-19 and the Economy

Nov 5th, 7 PM PST

How are student employees being affected by covid-19?

How should governments intervene in the economy in response to COVID?

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Climate Change & International Studies

Nov 26th, 7 PM PST

How will the creation of climate refugees impact existing refugee law? Should it be expanded?

Who should contribute more to Climate Change protection?

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The Death of Democracy

Dec 15th, 7 PM PST

Is democracy a universal value?

Is equality or freedom more important to democracy?

With the launch of Confluence Issue 2.

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Confluence is the official open-access journal of SFU's International Studies Department, published by the International Studies Student Association. It focuses on the views and opinions of IS students, as they explore regional, national and international topics related to race, class, environment, power, politics and more. It also explores the field of international studies, including experiences in the field, traveling, jobs and co-ops.

Read the latest issue →