Podcast Series


Looking for a fun way to connect with ISO and stay informed? Listen to our podcasts every other Friday at 2pm. We will discuss relevant topics and resources for you, feature amazing guests each week, and share interesting stories from our international students all around the world. If you would like to be featured in our podcasts, please email us at [email protected]gwu.eduSend us an interesting story, something you are grateful for, an accomplishment you are proud of, helpful tips for fellow international students, and many more!



Episode 3

On this episode, we discuss how to achieve your career and professional goals in the midst of covid-19! Listen to the podcast to hear about how to effectively tackle your job and internship search, ace virtual interviews and networking, and explore other professional development opportunities available to you during this time. 

HostPadmini Kucherlapaty (International Student Community Ambassador)

GuestsAvia Zhang (International Student from China), Elizabeth Boesen (Career Coach, The Center for Career Services)

Referenced Resources: GW Career Connect | LinkedIn Learning | HandshakeAdditional Virtual Resources & Guidance

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Episode 3

On this episode, we discuss how to ace finals and finish the semester strong! Listen to the podcast to hear about how GW students are tackling finals week in the midst of covid-19 and learn about academic resources and peer tutoring available to you during this time. 

HostSaumya Rajamohan (International Student Community Ambassador)

GuestsChanchel Zorblewu (International Student from Ghana), Chante Clarkson (Director of Academic Success & Retention Programs, in The Office for Student Success), & Kevin Knudsen (Director of Academic Commons) 

Referenced ResourcesVirtual Academic Tutoring | Remote Library Services & Resources | The Writing Center 

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Episode 2

On this episode, we discuss how to maintain your physical and mental health during the covid-19 pandemic. Listen to the podcast to hear a GW student who has covid-19 share her experience and learn effective ways to protect yourself from covid-19 and take care of your mental health. 

HostPeace Obisesan (Program Associate, ISO)

GuestsNopi Suraminitkul (International Student from Thailand & ISCA), Camille Hippolyte (Nurse, Colonial Health Center), & Stephanie Prymas (Counselor, Counseling & Psychological Services) 

Referenced Resources: Mindfulness Apps (Calm, Aura, Insight Timer) | Free Virtual Meditation Sessions | Free Zoom Yoga Sessions | Counseling & Psychological Services

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Episode 1

On this episode, we discuss international students' experiences with covid-19, resources available to help you during this time, fun activities to do at home, and answers to your immigration questions. 

Host: Jonathan Benjamin (Applications Administrator, ISO) & Saumya Rajamohan (ISCA)

GuestsJoshua Kai (Assistant Director, ISO)

Referenced Resources: ISO Advising | Peer Advising with the ISCAs | News & Updates | Resources

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