International Student Advocates (INSTA)

Who We Are

INSTA an international students self-initiated community advocacy program, which was founded in fall 2017 to promote a culturally inclusive community in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development. The goal is not only to advocate for students, but also empower them to urge the institution to address issues of lack of support and take actions to be culturally responsive in teaching, supervision and program development. Thus, INSTA intends to build a bridge of understanding between the international students, domestic students and the college administration/faculty, with the ultimate purpose of improving students’ experiences and affecting change where needed.


We Welcome you to Join Us!

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Join Us!

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 12:30-2:00pm, Campion 306 - Acculturation and a Sense of Belongingness

Drop In Hour:  Come and meet with INSTA Representatives to discuss your questions about campus resources, mentorship needs, or any other questions you may have.  We're happy to have you drop in on our weekly meeting Thursdays 7:00-7:30pm in Campion Room 306.


Past Events:

- Dec 1st 2017: Social Event: INSTA Pizza Party

- Feb 8th 7-8:30: Interview Preparation Workshop - This mock interview opportunity is for international students who are applying for internship sites, Ph.D./Psy.D. programs, and jobs.   (Campion Room 306)

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- Feb 22nd 7-8:30pm: Social Event - International Community Vital Signs - for international students and our domestic allies.  The discussion and food are all about self-care, mindfulness, socializing and having fun!   (Campion Room 204)

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Clink this link to download our summarized list of valuable available campus resources for International Students!