Emory International Council (EIC)

EILP EIC Retreat 2023

What is the EIC?

The EIC is a diverse group of selected international students from a variety of schools at Emory University. EIC members meet one to two times monthly with ISSS senior staff as representatives of international students to generate new program ideas that will support international students and foster connections between US and international students. The EIC will provide suggestions and input on ISSS programs and offer new ideas about the types of support and services that will help international students have a fulfilling and successful Emory experience. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, members will receive a certificate.

What are the benefits of being in the EIC?

  • Make a lasting impact as an ambassador and advocate for international students
  • Gain experience providing input and implementing change
  • Become part of a diverse team working together to make a difference
  • Meet new people from around the world and across disciplines
  • Develop professional skills in organizing, planning, and communication
  • Expand your leadership and intercultural communication skills
  • Explore your level of intercultural competency by taking and debriefing the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)
  • Build out your professional experience for your resume

What are the qualifications and expections?

  • Must be a full-time international student on an F-1 or J-1 visa​ for the entire academic year
  • Must commit to a term length of one academic year with an option to reapply in future years
  • Must attend a leadership retreat
  • Must be available to meet one to two times monthly 
  • Cannot miss more than two meetings during the membership term 
  • Must assist with planning, preparing, and staffing ISSS programs and events
  • Must attend at least one ISSS event per semester and provide input

2023-2024 EIC Cohort

Valentyna Burlaka, Ukraine
1st year, Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Pratik Deshpande, India
1st year, Rollins School of Public Health

Hanti "Evelyn" Jiang, China
3rd year, Emory College of Arts and Sciences

JaeHong Lee, South Korea
2nd year, Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Kyunghee Moon, South Korea
1st year, School of Law

Rikhil Nanda, India
3rd year, Goizueta Business School (BBA)

Amartya Pradhan, India
1st year, Laney Graduate School

Srijon Sarkar, India
1st year, Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Shikha Shah, India
2nd year, Rollins School of Public Health

Ruijia "Anna" Su, China
2nd year, Goizueta Business School (BBA)

Ziben Zhou, China
3rd year, Laney Graduate School

How do I apply?

Registration has closed for 2023. For questions or more information, contact Amber Cordell.