It is an honor to me that I have been given the chance to serve as the President of SISA and I will try my utmost best to fulfill the responsibilities bestowed upon me as a President. I take this opportunity to welcome the new students who have joined SNU this semester, I congratulate all of you and wish you the very best. To the returning students, I welcome you back on the campus, this semester, let us continue to work together and grow steadily in our academic career. Finally, my heartfelt congratulations for all the graduating students, I wish you the best for your life, and I hope you will achieve all your goals.
Last year was not an easy year. The pandemic hit hard, and the entire world has suffered. We are still in the process of healing. People, be it medical professionals, political decision-makers, researchers, everyone are doing their very best to help the world out of the pandemic situation. SISA has also faced challenges over this past year as well. We are making sincere efforts to adapt to the current situation. We are trying to ensure a better flow of information in the international community of students. We made efforts to become more accessible with our online channels. We focused on making health related information available to the community. In these hard times, we promise to be with the international community of students even more. Whatever problems you come across SISA will reach out to you and try to the best of our capacities to hold you through them. We will work together to make a better and more comforting environment for the international students.
SISA has been interested in working together and collaborating with multiple organizations. Through our online pages we regularly circulate information about events and programs. Alongside, we are going to organize different extra-curricular activities to help us all in coping with loneliness, despair and anxiety in these difficult times. SISA will continue to make efforts to make these times a little better for you all. And we will continue to do the same even after we come out of the pandemic. We are also working closely with Office of International Affairs to aid students to have better access to information. Both SISA and the OIA are working together for making things easy, to make the campus a sustainable place for the international students.
We are a family. We will look after the international students like a family. We will work together, make memories and hold each other through bad times.