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the boston college graduate international student association


GISA is a student organization run by graduate international students at Boston College. Our mission is to provide educational, social and cultural opportunities to the graduate international student community at Boston College. In addition, we seek to promote and enhance positive interactions among American and International graduate students.  We therefore organize and sponsor events that are open to and encourage all graduate students to take a break from their busy academic lives and have some fun while learning about each other's cultural heritages and our diverse world community.


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Past Event Highlights:

GISA Afternoon Tea

Group Dinner and a Movie


Blue Man Group Outing

GISA Spring Party

Wine Tasting Outing

Opera Evening

Resume & Cover Letter Writing Workshop

Diwali Celebration

GISA Mini-Cultural Nights (Featuring Boliva, Bulgaria, China, India, Pakistan, Rwanda, Turkey, etc.)

"A Quick Look at Ramadan & Eid around the Muslim World" Mini-Cultural Night

Graduate Student Group Tickets to the BC Football Game (co-sponsored with the GSA)

GISA/GSA Holiday Party