International Assistant Program (Summer 2013 Orientation)

Lend a helping hand by becoming an 

International Assistant

Mandatory training dates: 6/21 (training), 6/25-6/27 (orientation dates), 6/28 (Seattle tour activity)

International Student Services offers this opportunity for students who are interested in volunteering during the new international student orientation. This is the perfect opportunity for you to gain or improve skills, such as communication and leadership, that will help you thrive in your future endeavors. We are in great need of individuals that are able to speak and translate Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Mongolian, Vietnamese, Japanese, Indonesian, French, Arabic, or Portuguese. We also strongly encourage all students who have not been International Assistants before to apply and also past International Assistants to reapply. This program is a great addition to job applications and resumes and all International Assistants will receive a certificate after the completion of the program.

If you are interested, applications are available to pick up at ISS (both buildings).

For more information, please contact the WOW Programmer, Danisa Alamsyah:

(425) 640 – 1399 |



ISS Programmer Position Available

ISS is currently accepting applications for a part-time hourly student position as the ISS programmer for 2013-14. Please see the announcement below. Deadline to apply is 6/3/13, or until the position is filled. Must be able to commit to one full year. This position is not eligible for OPT.


Responsibilities will include:

• assisting ISS staff with the planning, preparation, and execution of the quarterly Welcome Orientation Week

• developing quarterly programming by planning and implementing a range of activities that  promote cross cultural understanding and interaction among international and domestic  students;

Duties may include:

• creating promotional materials for Welcome Orientation Week and a quarterly activity  calendar;

• assisting in training international assistant volunteers for Welcome Orientation Week;

• reserving rooms for meetings and events;

• coordinating publicity and promotion of activities across campus;

• coordinating with the Center for Student Engagement and Leadership and other departments on  campus to promote activities and events that benefit the international student population on   campus;

• attending meetings as needed with other student programmers and staff on campus;

• performing other duties related to the objectives listed above as assigned by supervisors


Must be an enthusiastic and motivated individual who possesses a high level of speaking/listening and written communication skills.  Candidate should have good organizational skills and attention to details. Program planning and demonstrated leadership experience preferred, but not required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and be able to write clear emails. Must be available to work the entire academic year including summer quarter (summer quarter 2013-summer quarter 2014).

NUMBER OF HOURS/TERMS: Up to 16 hours per week.

RATE OF PAY: $9.50/hr. This is an hourly position.

APPLICATION: Please submit a cover letter describing how your past experiences have helped you develop skills that are relevant to the position AND resume to the ISS office in the Glacier building.  ISS is seeking to fill the vacancy starting mid-June.

The deadline for applications is 6/3/13 before 5:00pm, or until filled.

If you have any questions, please email Jesse Aspree at:

International Student Services Video Contest


 Deadline for submissions: May 31st. Entries that are submitted after the contest period will be disqualified.


How to Enter

·         Review all contest rules and eligibility requirements.

·         Create an original video, 5 minutes or less in high-resolution format.

·         Submit video on a DVD, CD, USB or via email to Marla Tembreull,, International Student Services, Pilchuck Building (formerly South Duplex).

·         All submissions must have a student’s name, SID number, email and phone number.

·         Contest participants must showcase the suggested topics below:


Suggested Topics:

·         Videos should tell a story, be educational and promote Edmonds CC’s programs and services for international students.

·         Why do international students choose Edmonds Community College?

·         What do international students like about Edmonds Community College?

·         What is the typical education plan for international students?

·         How do international students combine classes, clubs, athletics and involvement in our local community?


Contest Rules

·         Videos may be no longer than five (5) minutes in length and produced in a high-resolution format.

·         Only one video may be submitted per student.

·         Only currently enrolled students at Edmonds Community College may participate in contest.

·         Winners must provide all original video files.

·         All testimonials must be accompanied by a Promotion Release Form (can be obtained at ISS, Marketing Office, Pilchuck Building).

·         All videos submitted will be considered for public viewing.

·         The video must be your own original creation and must not infringe on any third party copyright or license rights. Video must not contain any obscene language, clothing, music or lyrics.



Contest winner will have their video placed onto the Edmonds Community College, International Student Services website and will be promoted worldwide. Plus $100 gift certificate to the Edmonds CC Bookstore.