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Welcome to Chakra Indian Student Association at University of New Orleans

• CHAKRA INDIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (CISA) is recognized by the Student Government (SG), the Student Activity Council (SAC) , Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) and International Student Organization (ISO) as one of the most active & dynamic cultural student organization.

• CISA at University of New Orleans strives to provide a stable support system and a rich cultural experience especially for Indian students and students of Indian origin. We enable all the students, faculty and staff members, both of Indian origin and interested non-Indian folks to enjoy, appreciate and be a part of our rich & colorful heritage of INDIA.

• Halfway across the world, we attempt to assimilate the American culture and also to keep in touch with the rich Indian culture. CISA caters to the Indian community at University of New Orleans. We work along with the other INDIAN Communities, Organizations towards propagating the culture, traditions and arts of INDIA in the United States of America.

• CISA provides means for the students to adjust to the new environment and culture and inform him/her about all policies and procedures of the School. Being so far from Home; it is also important to nurture the feeling of Love, Care and Uniqueness among the Indians. We gain this by hosting many events, Cultural & Traditional Celebrations at UNO.

• Since its inception, the CISA has conducted several events. We actively participate in the International Night hosted by ISO every at UNO. Major events from CISA are Holi celebration, INDIAN/ Diwali Night. Apart from these we have few other events like Tea Hour; Screening Indian movies and taking part of other events on campus. As per the Tradition, Students show interest to celebrate Vinayaka Chavithi, Dussehra, Pongal, Ram Navami, Ugadi etc.

• Its mandatory for the students who enroll at UNO to have an insurance coverage. International Students may choose their Insurance coverage either from University (or) from the known third parties. We recommend students choosing the third party service from ISOA - International Student Insurance. This is very cheap and flexible to students. We recommend the students for cheap international calling services. You can make cheap calls to India or any other place of your choice and stay connected with your loved ones at a very low calling rate.

• Join us for regular meetings: This is when decisions are made. Participate/volunteer in our events - Be the organization member - Buzz yourself!!! Please make sure to visit our website frequently for any upcoming events and updates. We hope you have a pleasant and memorable interaction with CISA.