Deepak H.V (Deepu darshu)
Vice president of HUISA,
Graduate school of advanced life science,
HUISA – Hokkaido University International Students Association, is a volunteer student group set up for promoting the well-being of international students at Hokkaido University.One of HUISA’s intentions is bridging the foreign students of Hokkaido University to the people, culture and life style of Sapporo, Hokkaido. In this regard, participation in home stay programs, interaction camps are brought to the foreign students via HUISA. International Food Festival –HOKUDAISAI- is volunteered by HUISA for providing a opportunity for the international students to showcase their native cuisine. HUISA also organises seasonal trips for the international students and a sports day is also organised annually for the international students. Cultural festival(BUNKASAI) organised by HUISA aims at presenting the cultural dance, singing, music of their respective countries by the international students. The executive committee of HUISA is elected every year, which has students of different countries volunteering to be the member of executive-committee. HUISA is always there whenever a foreign student needs any information regarding their stay at Hokkaido University. Being a ex-com member it gives me a sense of satisfaction of doing something for the international student committee and with the international student committee. I would say,HUISA is for the international students, by the international students.