International Student Organization



Southwest Minnesota State University is the melting point of many cultures and origins, represented by various countries around the globe. The International Students Organization, better known as the ISO, helps the international students get acclimated to the new environment when they first step into the United States.

The International Students Organization was started in 1979. The purpose of this organization is to promote international understanding, goodwill and interaction between international and American students. It promotes unity and welfare of the students and helps them to achieve their academic goals.

ISO is an entirely student run organization that is open to any and all SMSU students.  ISO does a wide variety of programming for SMSU students including our annual International Food Festival, International Art Festival, cultural nights based on various regions around the world, sponsoring tournaments such as soccer and table tennis, and providing an outlet for international culture and world view to be shared with the SMSU community.  


ISO Executive Commitee - 2015-2016 Name Position
David Shittu President
Olympia Lala Vice President
Moses Ogundipe Secretary/Treasurer

Lisa Suwa

Animesh Maharjan 

Ola Abimbola

Senior Event & Programming Coordinators

Olumide Adeogun Graduate Student Advisor
October Homecoming, Pumkin Carving, and other events  
Animesh Maharjan  Senior Event & Programming Coordinator
Mustapha Musa Abuchi John Onyenekwurum
Krischal Lageju Rajesh Hamal
Samip Sedhain Salina Lamichhane
Arishka Khadka Nischal Shrestha
November International Education Week Committee  
Lisa Suwa Senior Event & Programming Coordinator
Commitee Members  
Beauty Edia Tsering Dolma Sherpa

Prakash Kafle

Sabita Tamang
Manoj Sapkota

Hem Thapa

Sunil Pandey Daniel Wey
Monthly Food Fundraisers and Trips & Excursions  
Ola Ambimbola  Senior Event and Programming Coordinator
Joseph Odirih

Madan Shrestha

Romit Tajale Nimisha Srestha 
Rosha Maharjan Muna Lamichhane


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