The International Students Association (ISA) is a registered student organization at UCSB. The main aim of ISA is to provide International students with the opportunity to experience and appreciate different cultures and promote international friendship. They encourage everyone, including American students interested in world culture to join.

They organize a number of cultural, social, and recreational events that give students the opportunity to interact with a variety of cultures further enriching their college experience. The events include foreign movie nights, dance nights, beach volleyball, soccer, barbecues and more. They also organize number of trips such as Disneyland, Universal Studios, Yosemite National Park and wine tasting trips.