Who We Are
ISI West LA is a student/scholar-centered group to help the needs of international students/scholars and their families. We believe every international student and scholar should be treated with dignity, compassion, and sensitivity. Our group exists to develop loving family-like community among local Americans and help internationals fondly remember these loving community experiences as they return to their home countries to share with their communities back at home. Therefore, we welcome all international students and scholars from any country who want to experience a community that takes care of and supports each other as a big family here in a foreign country. Many of the students and scholars attend UCLA, USC, Loyola Marymount and Santa Monica College.
You will meet a group of amazing American friends who have been working together as a team for 5-10 years with International students/scholars and their families. Health guidelines permitting, you will be warmly welcomed to such varied activities as Friday Family Night, Community Group, English Through Storytelling, Saturday morning hiking, friendship partners, and camping trips. Come check out our latest events by following us on Instagram and Facebook.
Saturday Morning Hikes
Every Saturday morning at 8am, we hike to various Los Angeles landmarks and Southern California hiking trails. Hiking usually lasts until 11am or later depending on how far the hiking location will be. We will try to list our hiking location by Wednesday evenings on Instagram and Facebook. Check our updates to events and sign up by click on the button below to our links page.
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