The Mekong River International Schools Association (MRISA) is our regional sports and activities league, of which NISC is a charter member. The organization is made up of eight international schools: NISC, International School of Phnom Penh, Vientiane International School, International School of Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon South International School, Hanoi International School, United Nations International School in Hanoi, and the International School Eastern Seaboard in Thailand.
Sports exchanges - basketball, soccer, and volleyball - and a cultural exchange are scheduled annually to take place within the MRISA region. Model United Nations (MUN), and swimming are set aside for occasional invitational exchanges.
The Sports Exchanges are broken into two divisions: Junior, 14 years of age or younger by the first day of competition; and Senior, 18 years or younger by the first day of competition. Cultural Exchanges are open to students from grades 7-12.
Students participating in an exchange are expected to take part in all practices leading up to the event. In addition to the practice schedule, athletes will compete against other local teams in preparation for an exchange. A schedule of these games is published at the beginning of each sports season.
When NISC is hosting a MRISA event, it is our hope that our students and their families will support this exchange with their time and energy and/or by providing accommodation for visiting participants.