In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the association has decided to postpone the ISANA conference from November 2020 to November 2021. 

The meeting location and venue will remain the same.  Please click here to sign up to the conference mailing list for further updates.

31st ISANA International Education Association Conference

23 – 26 November 2021
Town Hall, Christchurch, NZ

The 2021 ISANA committee were delighted to announce the 31st ISANA International Education Association Conference is returning to Christchurch, 23 – 26 November 2021

The theme for the conference is Managing challenges and nurturing resilience in international education.  The conference will give us the opportunity to explore and discuss the many factors that contribute to the overall student success, both within and outside the classroom. There will be an exciting program of speakers, workshops, social activities and lots of networking opportunities.

Meeting Venue

Christchurch Town Hall, 86 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central City

The Christchurch Town Hall is one of Christchurch’s most recognisable pieces of architecture and one of New Zealand’s premier performance venues.  Christchurch Town Hall reopened to the public for the first time in eight years in February 2019.  The Town Hall has been strengthened to 100 per cent of the new building standard and significantly refurbished, ensuring it is a modern, world-class facility that can be enjoyed for many years to come.  More information.

Who Should Attend?

  • Mentor program staff
  • Mediation and conflict resolution staff
  • Chaplaincy and multi-faith support
  • Careers advisors
  • Student wellbeing advisors
  • Academics
  • Academic advisors
  • Student support services
  • International student advisors and counsellors
  • Exchange/Study Abroad coordinators
  • Learning and Language providers
  • NZAID and AusAID liaison officers
  • International office administrators, marketing managers
  • Accommodation officers
  • Students and teachers
  • Government personnel
  • Overseas government, consulate and embassy officials
  • International education and recruitment agents
  • Researchers in international education
  • Supporting companies such as accommodation providers and insurance providers

And anyone else with an interest in the quality of the international student experience.

2021 Organising Committee

  • Caroline Stevenson (Co-Convenor)
  • Carla Rey Vasquez (Co-Convenor)
  • Chris Beard
  • Gabrielle Nguyen
  • Terry McGrath

Past Conference Proceedings

All ISANA conference presentations from 2004 – 2019 are collated in the ISANA online proceedings.

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ISANA International Education Association is the representative body for professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in international student services, advocacy, teaching and policy development in international education. For more information, please visit the ISANA website.

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