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The Council of International Students and Organizations (COISO)
Your International Student Club

Founded in 1967 by UM international students specifically to represent the needs and interests of undergraduate and graduate international students at the University of Miami, COISO also serves as the umbrella organization for all international student organizations and coordinates campus wide activities such as International Week and United Nations Day. All UM international students are automatically members of COISO. By participating in COISO meetings and events, you will get to know international students from over 100 countries and ensure that COISO provides the types of services and activities that meet your needs and interests as an international student at UM. For additional information and for dates of upcoming COISO meetings/events, email

International Student Organizations

UM has over 30 international student organizations including the Asian-American Students Association, the Indian Student Association, and the Alliance for Latin American Students. Email for more information on international student organizations at UM.

Contact Us!

The Council of International Students and Organizations (COISO)
University of Miami
213 University Center
Coral Gables, FL 33124-6921
Phone: (305) 284-3548

N E W S   &   U P D A T E S

COISO's E-Board for '09-'10!

Congratulations to our newly elected COISO E-Board for the '09-'10 school year!

Niki Ralph-Forton

Vice President:
Patrick Bethell

Valerie Valero

Jenelle Lin

International Dance Competition 2009

COISO org ALAS placed third in IDC!

Congratulations to ISA, SwingU and COISO org ALAS who placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively! Special thanks goes out to all the amazing performers!

Mr. and Miss International 2008-2009

Congratulations to Kenji Suzuki and Crissy Lauron on being crowned Mr. and Miss International 2008-2009! Special congratulations to runners-up Kushla Talbut and Sam Kugbei (who also won Mr. Photogenic), Miss Photogenic Shavon Whitehead and Miss Congeniality Maria Martinez!

Homecoming 2008

Congratulations team COISO for placing first in the float parade, winning the spirit tree competition and placing second in the Alma Mater singing competition pre-lims.