International Student Speakers Bureau (ISSB)

What is the ISSB?
The International Student Speakers Bureau is an organization sponsored by the International and Multicultural Student Services Office at Arkansas Tech University. The main purpose of the ISSB is to encourage understanding and collaboration through the sharing of cultural experiences between the international student body and the Russellville community. ISSB provides local schools and community organizations with international speakers that can share about their countries and cultures with audiences of all levels. These students come from a variety of cultural backgrounds and are eager to share stores about life in their home countries.

Information for Community Organization & Schools
In order for the ISSB to provide well prepared, quality presentations, groups requesting speakers from ISSB must do so at least two to three weeks before their planned event. Presentations may vary in length, topic, and complexity according to the host’s requests and specifications. Our students can also bring clothing, photos, music, PowerPoints, and other visual aides. Transportation for speakers is provided by the ISSB.

If you are interested in requesting a speaker, please contact:

International and Multicultural Student Services
Arkansas Tech University
E-mail: imsso@atu.edu
Phone: (479) 964-0832
Tomlinson Building, Room 29

Information for International Students

The ISSB is an excellent learning opportunity for international students as well. The benefits include:

1. Opportunities to practice and improve English speaking skills
2. Learn how to build effective presentations and keep your audience captivated.
3. Become acquainted with new new friends and potential employers.
4. Learn team building and leadership skills
5. Introduction to community groups.

At the end of each semester, each ISSB member will receive an official certificate from the IMSSO recognizing your service. It will help you build an impressive resume.

If you would like to be a part of the ISSB, please contact:

International and Multicultural Student Services
Arkansas Tech University
E-mail: imsso@atu.edu
Phone: (479) 964-0832
Tomlinson Building, Room 29

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