International Student Council

What is ISC

The International Student Council strives to increase International student involvement within the University of Central Oklahoma community, to build a dialog for cross cultural communication, to involve international students in campus activities, to encourage an understanding of the democratic process, to develop a strong voice for international student concerns, and to develop internship and scholarship opportunities for international students.

The International Student Council shall address and promote the issues and needs that concern international students and represent them in committees (if any) in the university.

The International Student Council shall work collectively to be involved in campus wide activities. This involvement serves to promote the identity of the International Student Council.

The International Student Council shall support any student or organization within the University of Central Oklahoma as far as resources permit.

The International Student Council holds meetings on Mondays from 4pm to 5pm throughout the semester. We meet at the Nigh University Center, Room 300 or Room 301.
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The International Student Council was awarded the UCO Student Organization of the Year in 2012.

ISC Executive Officers and Advisors
International Student Council

President: Kim Pham - Vietnam
Vice President: Shibo Wang - China
Secretary: Sajana Shrestha - Nepal
Treasurer: Nela Mrchkovska - Macedonia
Parliamentarian: Francis Sama - Ivory Coast
Senator: Charles Tape - Ivory Coast
Public Relations Officer: Serli Rumbiak - Indonesia
Graphic Designer:
Timba Le - Vietnam
Event Mangers: Sabrina Ngui - Malaysia
Benny Tham - Malaysia
Staff Advisors: Brandon Lehman – Office of Global Affairs 
Jared Scism – Office of Global Affairs

Country Associations Within ISC
International Student Council

Association of Latin American Students
Korean Student Association
African Student Association
Malaysian Student Association
Chinese Student Association
Nepali Student Association
European Student Association
Pakistani Student Association
Indian Student Association
Saudi Arabian Student Association
Iranian Student Association
Taiwanese Student Association
Japanese Student Association
Vietnamese Student Association

Country Association Presidents
International Student Council

  African Student Association: Seydou Gueye

Chinese Student Association: Quanxiu Jin

European Student Association: Ariane Papazoglou

Indian Student Association: Radhika Patel

Japanese Student Association: Saki Nozaki

Korean Student Association Dung Tran

Malaysian Student Association: Yoga Banu

Nepali Student Association: Aman Shrestha

Saudi Arabian Student Association: Fahad Althydi

Taiwanese Student Association: Hung-Lin Lai

Vietnamese Student Association: Lynn Trinh

Activities Sponsored by the ISC and/or the Office of International Services
International Student Council

UCO Annual International Festival

UCO Annual Night Market

Mr. and Ms. International Pageant UCO

Basant Kite Festival

Fall, Spring or Summer Field Trip

International Student Awareness Day

International Graduation Banquet

4th of July Parade

New International Student Orientation

International Scholarship Reception

International Sport Week


Subcommittees within ISC
International Student Council

International Student Advocacy Committee (ISAC)

International Presidents Council (IPC)

Fundraising Committee

Budget Committee

International Summit Committee

Constitution Committee

Mr. and Ms. UCO International Scholarship Pageant
International Student Council

The Mr. & Miss UCO International Pageant is held at the end of March every year. The pageant highlights the talent, culture and diversity of UCO's international students with pageant participants from around the world. There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female winners with each receiving varying amounts of scholarships. The 1st place winners become part of UCO's "Royalty" and represent the international student population at various functions.

The Mr. & Miss UCO International 2013 Scholarship Pageant will take place on April 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Constitution Hall. Admission is $3.00 and free for all UCO students who present their student ID.

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Mr. & Miss UCO International 2013 Pageant Winners, Benny Tham from Malaysia and Shanta Ghosh from India.


Roll of Royalty
International Student Council

Kamonwat Chanintakul, Thailand
Astrid Rojas, Columbia

Michael Hermann, Ivory Coast
Ilia Pant, Nepal

Amir Siddique, Pakistan
Yasin Saghafi, Iran

Zab Khan, Pakistan
Upasana Pathak, India

Stephen O. Ondiek, Kenya
Yin Hwee Chua, Malaysia

Anuj Karmacharya, Nepal
Anuja Magar, Nepal

Tanik Syal, India
Cindy Gunawan, Indonesia

FNU Jiemu, China
Dhwanisha Patel, India

Ademola Adeyemi, Nigeria
Eva Osoro, Kenya
Greisa Lalazi, Albania

Alvin Tai Yean Teh, Malaysia
Sue Lyn Tan, Malaysia

Stephen O. Ondiek, Kenya
Liuciana H. Kirana, Indonesia

Quanxiu Jin, China
Ines Manojlovska, Macedonia

Benny Tham, Malaysia
Shanta Ghosh, India


For more information about the UCO International Student Council, please email ucoisc@gmail.com or stop by the Office of International Services in the Nigh University Center, Room 137


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Contact Us

  • Centre for Global Competency
  • 100 N. University Drive NUC Rm 137L
  • Edmond, OK 73034
  • Phone: (405) 974.2390
  • Email: cgc@uco.edu