International Students Union (ISU)

ISU Bodø and ISU Steinkjer are subsidiaries of the umbrella organisation ISU Norway. ISU Norway aims to highlight the social, academic and political situation of international students in Norway.


  • Members in the International Committee
  • Highlight the challenges international students face at Norwegian institutions.
  • Participation in orientation week at the beginning of each semester
  • ISU Bodø is required to submit a biannual financial report to the International Committee
  • Maintain a dialogue with student associations and buddy leaders
  • Dialogue with the Student Organisations, StudentiNord and the Internationalisation Unit

Student welfare

ISU arranges regular activities and events, like Arctic Escape, which give international students the opportunity to socialise and look around Bodø.  Events include international week, film nights, quizzes and an annual farewell party for students leaving Bodø. The weekly coffee hour takes place at UFO (student bar) on Wednesdays.


ISU's Bodø office is located across the hall from Alexandria Cafe. Students can also contact and follow ISU on Facebook: ISU Bodø  //  ISU Steinkjer.