Commonly known as DISS, the Delft International Student Society is “from students, to students and for students.” DISS aims to represent the needs of international students at TU Delft. They support students when it comes to housing, career and education.
Recently, international student Mahya Rohani had a problem at the start of the school year. She contacted DISS who supported her in the process. “Ran Qetar (DISS Chairperson) kindly helped me to solve my problem as a new student in Delft," explained Rohani. Too often international students are faced with problem with housing and at school that they may not have been prepared for. DISS can be helpful through the rough patches and can help to get your voice heard.
Not only does DISS deal with the day-to-day problems of the university‘s international community, they also organise activities, workshops and events. The calendar includes everything from a monthly movie night and bowling to cooking workshops excursions. It's a fun and easy way to meet other students. “We’ve had a great and productive eight months which included a new website, new offices, performing the multicutural event with 1000 students, starting the ambassador program and organizing more than 20 events," says Chairperson Ran Qetar.
Though they have 15 committee members, they are actively recruiting more. With all the events on their calendar the DISS team is looking to establish a common area to hold them. They are teaming up with BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) and AEGEE (Association des états Generaux des étudiants de l'Europe) for the search.
This is part of our ongoing series Meet The Society which highlights different student groups and societies at TU Delft. If you'd like to suggest an organziation for us to cover, please email us at email@example.com.