Invitation to Attend

I am excited to offer you an invitation to attend the ISANA International Education Association's 24th Annual Conference in Brisbane. The theme for this meeting is “Comprehensive Internationalisation of the Campus”.

This looks at Internationalisation not only of international students but also at home for local students, engagement between international and domestic students, opportunities for study abroad and exchange, volunteering with international and cross cultural organisations, and also internationalisation of the curriculum.



ISANA began as the Overseas Student Advisers’ Network (OSAN) in 1989. It was formed as a special interest group of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association (ANZSSA), as a network of people in new roles of delivering support services to international students. OSAN, later renamed the International Student Advisers’ Network of Australia, conducted conferences, and addressed issues of international student experiences in Australia. It very rapidly expanded to include New Zealand members and, in 2002, a New Zealand branch was formed. It has also expanded well beyond being of interest just to student service personnel to encompass all aspects and professions involved with international education. Because of the expansion of membership in 1999 ISANA adopted the name, ISANA: International Education Association Inc

Keynote Speakers

Dr William I. Brustein, Ohio State University
Dr Fran Martin, University of Melbourne
Ms Jo Asquith, James Cook International

Visit the Invited Speakers page for full biographies..

Who should Attend ISANA 2013?

Australian and New Zealand delegates from the following professions and organisations should attend this conference ...

  • International student advisors and counsellors
  • Exchange/Study Abroad coordinators
  • Coordinators of student services
  • Language and study skills staff
  • NZAID and AusAID liaison officers
  • International office administrators
  • Admissions officers
  • Accommodation officers
  • Students and teachers
  • International marketing managers
  • Government personnel
  • Overseas government, consulate and embassy officials
  • International educators from around the world
  • International education and recruitment agents
  • Researchers in international education
  • Supporting companies such as accommodation providers and insurance providers

Latest Information

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Doctoral Consortium Sponsor

Welcome Reception Sponsor

Student Performance Sponsor

Student Panel Sponsor

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Organising Committee
Shanton Chang
Catherine Gomes
Lio Lay
Samantha Hilbig
Andrea Konecna
Jocelyn Tan
Maria Valastro

ISANA Conference Proceedings

Important Dates

Registration open Early 2013
Call for Abstracts Feb 2013
Abstracts Due 24 May 2013
Abstract Acceptance 28 June 2013
Refereed Papers Due 26 July 2013
Comments from Referees 30 Aug 2013
Provisional Program July 2013
Presenters Registration Due 7 Sept 2013
Early Bird Closes 20 Sept 2013

Non-Members can register by downloading the 2013 ISANA Membership Form. One year's membership is $150.00.

Visit the ISANA website for more information.