The International Student Centre is a student-run group operating as the social branch of Edinburgh Global and an associate member of the Edinburgh University Student Association. We are run entirely by volunteers who organize trips, events, and run a student lounge space complete with free tea and coffee every week day.

We encourage integration of home and international students through cultural diplomacy and shared experiences and are dedicated to providing the best overall experiences for international students. Open to all students at the University of Edinburgh, the volunteers are international students passionate about creating a safe and comfortable environment where members can come to create connections with a variety of people.


Mission Statement

Given the University’s increasingly global community, the International Student Centre’s ultimate goal is to help ease the transition of international students into life at University of Edinburgh.

The ISC aims to create a community of international students on campus by facilitating their experiences of Scotland and its culture through trips and by bringing together home and international students though our Lounge and social events.


To encourage the greatest cultural exchange among students, the ISC values: