International Student Services

Division of Student Services

International Student Advisory Board

The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) brings together Reedies from around the world to share their international experiences. 


CREATE opportunities to interact outside the classroom and dorm environment (we understand how tricky that can be at Reed!). Last year we led weekend off-campus trips, for example, to Dairy Queen, Bubble Tea, Saturday Market and the Bins.

FACILITATE events to share perspectives and engage in Reed-esque Conversations whilst partaking of Coffee and Cookies (our famous C3s). Last year, we organized on-campus discussions of international issues both serious and playful, with topics like Arranged Marriage and "Does your mom do your laundry?"

CELEBRATE international diversity at Reed. Every year, we organize and run Reed's International Festival. This event includes stage performances by Reedies showcasing international music and dance, and food from around the world.


Vladislav Mankov

My name is Vladislav Mankov and I am an international student from Bulgaria. Currently I am a freshman and plan to major in Economics. I have always enjoyed meeting and talking to people coming from different parts of the world and in this way learning interesting facts about the customs and traditions of their culture. Since I want to contribute to the development of the international community in Reed and in the same time to get to know its diversity more closely, I have decided to join the ISAB.

Aside from volunteering for the ISAB, I am working as a language resource assistant in the language lab and as a circulation desk worker in the library. In addition, I am proficient in Bulgarian, English and German and exhibit strong interest in international political, historical and economic issues. I also try to keep myself fit by playing practicing different sports such as tennis, volleyball, biking etc. If you have any questions relating to the role and work of the ISAB and the events we organize, feel free to contact me.


Camila Medina Mora

Hello! My name is Camila and I am from Mexico City and went to High School in the UK. I am a sophomore at Reed and a potential Art History major, although it’s not unlikely that I’ll change my mind while I’m here. I love food, photography and Jack Kerouac.

My friend Suhai suggested I join ISAB, and I’m so glad I did because I want to make sure international students have the opportunity to meet and share their experiences, as life in a new country can sometimes be a little bit scary. I also love event planning, so that’s a bonus!



Suhaibu Yehuza

My name is Suhaí and I'm a sophomore. I'm from Ghana and grew up mostly on the coasts where I developed a passion for the ocean. I've spent the past few years in the Virgin Islands where I went to high school. 

I'm on the ISAB to learn from and contribute to the wide range of perspectives assembled in the Reed international community and the general community as a whole. I love soccer and avocados.


Ieva Dalbina

Hey! My name is Ieva and I am an international student from Latvia. I'm a freshman at Reed, quite possibly an Economics or Political Science major. I am also a runner who consumes excessive amounts of coffee, enjoys talking about things like alternate universes and Doctor Who a bit too much. I joined the ISAB because I really like the international community at Reed, and I want to give others more opportunities to share their cultures and experiences!


Korina Yoo

Hello! My name is Korina and I am from the tiny island of Guam! I am a freshman and potential Linguistics major. I am half Korean and half Filipina (guess what portmanteau that makes!) and I spent most of my childhood in the Philippines. I love languages and learning about different cultures so I am very much excited to be part of the Reed international community. I am also a huge foodie and music junkie so hit me up if you want to share some good eats and good beats!


Ki Choi

My name is Ki Choi (Won Joon Ki Choi is my official name), and I was born in Pasadena, California. When I was five, I moved to Korea, and when I was twelve, I moved back to California, and when I was fifteen, I moved back to Korea (You get the idea!) Before coming to Reed, I attended a tiny international boarding school in Korea with a group of people who all lived a very interesting life. I love running, playing chess, and reading good books (All of which I plan to pursue during my time at Reed!)


Flozzie Randari

My name is Florence Randari, an international student from Kenya and a freshman.

I am really interested in joining the ISAB so I hope you consider me as you take in international students.


Weekie Yao

Hello! My name is Weekie and I'm from China. I also spent three years in Australia for high school. I'm a freshman and my intended major is biology or BMB. I like delicious food and I would like to try all kinds of cuisines from different countries around the world.  I also would like to make friends with people from different countries, and different cultural backgrounds. I'm excited share my Chinese culture and also learn and experience different cultures.


Zuyun Wang (Levy)

Hello! I am Levy and I'm from Chengdu China, a city in Southwestern China where panda bears are from! I spent most of life in that city until I went to high school in Massachusetts. The past three years in Massachusetts I made a lot of Asian friends because there are a lot of them in that high school. Now here I am at Reed College as a freshman, I am looking forward to meeting more people and sharing cultures and experiences.
I am especially interested in Japanese culture and that is the reason for living in J-dorm. If you are also interested in Japanese culture please let me know! Even if not, I's still love to talk!


Neil Johnson

Hi! My name's Neil and I am an exchange student from the University of Nottingham in England. I'm only here for one year, but I'm hoping to make as much of a contribution as I can to International Student Services at Reed. I'm studying History and Political Sciences, and I'm huge fan of music (you'll find me in the music  dorm cross-canyon), and skateboarding.

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Yuka Esashi

Hi I'm Yuka, and I'm a freshman from Kyoto, Japan. I've also lived in Oxford, UK between ages 12 and 16. I'm currently interested in anthropology and sociology as possible options for my major, but this year I'm pursuing my other interests, including psychology and physics. I've always enjoyed organising events in my high school, and that's why I joined the ISAB! I also work as the ISS intern so let me know if you have any questions!