Why Students Read ISV Magazine

Maya Ye Nandar, Burma, The University of Hawaii at Hilo Featured on the cover of the fall 2015 issue


fall 2015 cover


“I am so thankful ISV Magazine has taken an interest in my story. It is so motivating!”

“Thank you for publishing my articles. It has even been translated into Burmese by a writer in Mandalay. I greatly appreciate the opportunity you have given me, a simple student from Burma, to express myself to my peers.”




Sid Thatham, India, The University of Cincinnati 

SidSid has been contributing to ISV Magazine since 2013. He has written several articles about his own experiences and advice regards to find the best university, finding apartments, networking, student safety, and the importance of being involved on campus. Sid is a strong international student leader, thus earning him the ISV Spotlight Award in fall 2015.





Cindy Orsorio, Honduras, graduate of the College of Lake County 

USA here I go“I love so much the ISV Magazine because it is a great way to help others through stories. It is really amazing how many things you can learn from other cultures and students as well.”







Onalie Ariyabandhu, Sri Lanka, Iowa State University 

Onalie“Winning the ISV Magazine scholarship gave me the opportunity to voice the experience I had with a tsunami in 2004. This was the first time I had voiced my experience in public.”




Adila Wahdat, Afghanistan, Eastern Mennonite University 

Adila Wahdat“This scholarship means a lot to me. I have no words to express my  happiness right now. It is a great honor to be the winner off this scholarship and I feel extremely happy and excited. It takes some financial burden off my and my family’s shoulders. Once again, thank you so much for your generous scholarship.”

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