International Students, Inc. (ISI)
Getting to know the national organization
Douglas Shaw has been the President/CEO of International Students, Inc. since January 2002. After receiving his initial education in Calcutta, India, he came to the United States and earned both an MA and Ph.D. degrees. His professional experience includes work as a consultant, producer and guest in various media endeavors, including television, radio and multi-media. He is a dynamic follower of Jesus Christ and is committed to seeing people from other nations brought into the Kingdom of God. Dr. Shaw is married to Susan, and they have three children, Cilicia, Kassania and Rajeev, and two grandchildren, Asha and Jaron.
ISI was begun in 1953 by Bob Finley, a former missionary to China, with the encouragement of Dawson Trotman of the Navigators and Billy Graham. It began as an outreach to international students arriving on ships in San Francisco harbor. In that year there were 33,000 students from other countries enrolled in U.S. colleges. Today there are over 750,000 international students studying in the United States. ISI has staff on many of the major universities and colleges where those students live. The headquarters of
ISI is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
You can learn more about ISI at their regular web site, http://www.isionline.org/ or at their special web site for students at http://www.internationalstudents.org/.