Participants at the 2014 IFSS in Canada

Discover the International Forestry Students’ Association, the world’s largest forestry students organization.
IFSA is a non political, non religious and not for profit organization that connects forestry students from all over the world in a wide spectrum of activities.

Our Vision

IFSA’s vision is for global cooperation among students of forest sciences in order to broaden knowledge and understanding to achieve a sustainable future for our forests, and to provide a voice for youth in international forest policy processes.

Our Mission

To enrich our members’ education through international events, networking and intercultural exchange.

Our 2018-2022 Strategy

Members and partnerships

IFSA’s members are generally local associations of forestry students, called Local Committees (LCs), but can also be individuals persons (students or not).

IFSA achieves its goals by organizing extracurricular activities which promote an exchange of experiences and information between students. Those activities take place in International Forestry Students’ Symposiums (IFSS), regional meetings, seminars, several working groups called commissions, publications, etc.

IFSA also maintains excellent partnerships with international forest related organizations such as IUFRO, CIFOR, UNFFF, FAO, EFI,  as well as many international students’ associations. Read more about our partners