Since 2013, the ISS has had representation from 50 countries including Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Denmark, Fiji, France, Germany, Haiti, Indonesia, Italy, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vietnam & Yemen, in addition to students originating from different states & regions of India. 

Students from past ISS sessions have attended some of the most renowned universities, globally. In fact, the ISS has formal partnerships & associations in place with institutions such as the University of California, the National University of Singapore, the University of Oxford, The University of Tokyo, Singapore Management University, the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, the Royal University of Bhutan and the University of Adelaide.


To get a better sense of the overall experience at the ISS, please have a look at the following documents prepared by students from past sessions. In 2017, the ISS launched 'Bridges', an e-magazine containing highlights from its session that year from the students' perspective while depicting their four- to six-week journey. The name, Bridges, was also selected by the students of our 2017 session as they felt it reflected the connections they made with their peers. Bridges has now become an annual e-publication.


Upon completing the program, students are immediately inducted as members into the ISS Alumni Network (ISSAN), formally established in 2016, in order to create a community of future leaders spread across six continents. 

The objective of ISSAN is in line with the aim of ISS, which is to promote international goodwill and cross-cultural dialogue. To achieve this objective, ISSAN seeks to function as a platform for young leaders willing and ready to assist fellow members by serving as local points of contact wherever & whenever the need may arise.