Your full potential is waiting to be discovered, and at IIHS we’re committed to helping you achieve something unique and extraordinary. Throughout your time here, you’ll be mentored by our researchers and educators who are dedicated to shaping a generation of forward thinking, environmentally conscious, and socially engaged individuals. The combination of your ambition and our expertise won’t just help shape your future, but through your positive impact shape the world you live in. Together we can make a difference,
IIHS would like to extend a warm welcome to those thinking of joining us from near or far. Of course, student orientation is a great time to learn more about life on campus and make new friends. It’s packed with activities and workshops to get you ready for life at IIHS. You can take a tour of the campus, get involved in clubs, register for social sport and find out all about the opportunities available to you as an IIHS student. Hence, make sure you attend the Orientation to get yourself set up and ready to go on the first day of term.
Your Student Orientation gives you access to key information for successfully transitioning to campus life, essential information on classes, student services, and key academic dates. Orientation workshops include the following and are not limited to:
Did you know future international students can now buddy up with a current local Sri Lankan student? This will allow you to:
• Help ask any questions you have or alleviate worries from the perspective of a fellow student;
• Go beyond the brochures and the web copy and learn more about what life is actually like on campus;
• Make a network, and get connected before you start studies.
Dr. Nihal De Silva is an Obstetrical and Gynecological surgeon who has served in the faculty of four foreign universities including Stanford University, California, USA where he did his Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine and Fetal surgery. His MD is from the National Osaka University and the MPH from the University of Hawaii. Dr. Nihal De Silva is a Fellow and Diplomate of the American College and American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and presently serves in the National Human Resources Development Council and a sub-committee of the Sri Lanka National Olympic Council.
Dr. Kithsiri Edirisinghe has over 25 years of experience in the health industry and over 12 years of experience in the education industry. He is an experienced medical administrator, managing hospitals and has also established and operationalized a chain of hospitals in the private sector. Dr. Kithsiri Edirisinghe has been involved as an academic in healthcare training and development for over a decade, where he possesses a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and he is also a Certified Master Trainer, Australia.
Dr. Mahesh Gunesekera is a Medical Administrator and Humanitarian worker with extensive experience in public health and disaster response and recovery programs. He has over 27 years of professional experience in Asia, Africa and Europe, while headed the health programs of IFRC in Europe. A specialist in Health Management, Health Strategy Development and Implementation, he also has extensive experience in coordinating and managing development and emergency health programs in different contexts.
Dr. Patrick Hemalal has vast experience in the areas of Research & Development and Quality Assurance. He was the former Director of Research & Development, QA Innovations at Hemas Holdings PLC which is one of the largest conglomerates in Sri Lanka.
Ms. Stephanie Anthony has over 13 years’ experience in the service sector, predominantly in the healthcare education sector for over 10 years. She currently works alongside the state sector nurses in Sri Lanka to promote professional development in the Sri Lankan health care sector. Her research expertise is in student learning styles in healthcare and quality in education. She is also an Honorary Administrator for the University of Aberdeen Scotland.
Mr. Tharindu Edirisinghe graduated from the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus with Bachelors in Civil Engineering (Hons.) in 2015. Worked as a Civil Engineer at Infrastructure project for Sierra Construction for duration of 2 years. Later moving to Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants to work as a Structural/Civil Engineer for 2 years where he worked on the design of several high-rise apartment buildings.
Mr. Carl Jones has years of experience in education marketing in prestigious Universities including Deakin University, Australia. Carl has represented Deakin University at industry, community, and government events, and has been a regular presenter on international education marketing and career development in various international forums. His work has seen him recognised with University Awards in 2014 and 2019. He is also the Founder and Managing Director of Study Village, a student mentoring service operating in the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Mr. Jones is currently reading for his Ph.D. in education sociology at Deakin University.
We Are Here for You Every Step of the Way!
We have a range of support and development services to assist our students from the time they arrive through to
From picking them up at the airport (if needed), running new arrival workshops and taking them on campus tours, our dedicated Student Support team will make sure our students feel welcome, safe and well connected.
Our “Cultural Mentor” program introduces new international students to a senior student ‘buddy’ who will answer questions about IIHS and Sri Lanka to learn about Sri Lankan culture, customs, and being a student at IIHS. Student Support team is always here to help our students with personalized advice and information about all aspects of campus life, student visa, wellbeing, and academic performance. IIHS students will have access to free online resources, academic skills workshops, individual consultations with Academic Language & Learning Facilitators, exam preparation advice, and more.
IIHS courses are vigorous academic programmes of international standard. At IIHS we’re committed to getting you through, happy and healthy. Our Study Groups are but one example of our innovative, people-centered approach to teaching and learning.
IIHS actively encourages study groups among students and we’ve created all the support to help you prosper within them. They’re often led by a student from a senior cohort who has completed the module / subject in discussion.
IIHS also encourages a peer assisted learning scheme where students receive individual tutoring in the subject of difficulty from another student – usually a senior in the program. These students themselves see active benefits, be that skill development, public speaking skills, leadership experience and much more. We are very proud of the sense of cohesiveness, and teamwork that springs from programs like these. But don’t just take it from us – please take the time to listen to our students.