Student Government

International Student Leadership Conference

ISLC Conference

The John Cabot University Student Government was pleased to host the 4th Annual International Student Leadership Conference at the campus of John Cabot University in Rome on March 7th through March 10th, 2013. The Conference brought together student leaders from the Association of American International Colleges and Universities (AAICU) representing an enrollment of over 35,000 undergraduate students who are pursuing their studies at one of the American university overseas.

AAICU is a leadership organization of American international universities whose member institutions "... promote the pursuit of learning and of democratic values so their graduates are prepared for the rapidly changing needs of the twenty-first century" (Cairo Declaration of the AAICU, 2008). The International Student Leadership Conference carries forward this tradition.

This year's International Student Leadership Conference hosted student leaders from Lebanon, Morocco, Italy, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Kyrgyz Republic, France, Armenia, Greece, Spain, Nigeria, and Egypt.

The primary focus of the International Student Leadership Conference is to foster coordination and cooperation among student leadership and government organizations of each respective institution regarding how to further the aims of the AAICU. This is facilitated through various meetings, social events, and discussions focusing on:

  • Increasing student participation in university activities and events;
  • Methods of expanding and improving outreach to students, faculty, and administrators;
  • Channeling new skills and technology for promoting student integration into university life of intellectual exchange, academic freedom, and responsibility;
  • Developing strategies of leadership in the to face the growing challenges of American overseas universities.

As overseas American and English-speaking universities, we each face similar challenges and offer unique perspectives on leadership that comes from the international nature of our home universities. A forum bringing together these various opinions provides the opportunity for our universities to establish a lasting dialogue with each other, as well as allowing for a productive exchange of experiences and ideas.

Student Governments interested in participating in future conferences should write to [email protected].


AAICU Member Institutions
American College Of Thessaloniki
American University In Bulgaria 
American University Of Armenia
American University Of Central Asia
The American University Of Sharjah
Central European University 
Franklin College, Lugano
Haigazian University, Lebanon           
Institute For American Universities


Irish American University
John Cabot University, Rome            
Lebanese American University            
Richmond, The American International University In London
The American College Of Greece      
The American University In Cairo      
The American University Of Beirut   
The American University Of Paris     
American University Of Rome

AAICU Associate Member Institutions
The American University Of Nigeria
Al Akhawayn University In Ifrane  
The American University In Kosovo  
Forman Christian College, Lahore   
International Space University
Saint Louis University, Madrid          
The American University Of Afghanistan