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International Chapters

If you are an interpreter who does not live in the US, you are eligible for a 1 year trial membership. (for NEW memberships, not renewals) 
The IMIA is committed to expanding internationally and encouraging members to join from all over the world.  This will enable you to have all the benefits and website access of members and then at the end of the period you can decide if you want to join the IMIA interpreters worldwide.
All you have to do is fill out the application form HERE and under notes just put 'international 1 year trial'. Please allow up to one week for application to be approved.


International Chapter Liaisons

Kazumi Takesako, IMIA Japan RepresentativeJapan Chapter

Kazumi Takesako
IMIA Japan Representative

Contact:  IMIAJapan@imiaweb.org

Visit the Japan page

   South Korea Chapter

   Gieun Oh
   IMIA South Korea Representative

   Contact:  Korea@imiaweb.org

   Visit the South Korea page

Eric Candle
Contact: ecandle@imiaweb.org.

Dennis Caffrey
Contact: Dcaffrey@imiaweb.org


Mylene Queiroz, IMIA Brazil RepresentativeBrazil Chapter

Mylene Queiroz
IMIA Brazil Representative

Contact:  IMIABrazil@imiaweb.org

Visit the Brazil page 

Andrew Clifford, IMIA Board MemberCanada Chapter

Andrew Clifford
IMIA Canada Representative

Contact:  IMIACanada@imiaweb.org

Visit the Canada page

 Lin Zhang, IMIA Beijing RepresentativeChina Chapter - Beijing

Lin Zhang
IMIA Beijing Representative

Contact: IMIABeijing@imiaweb.org

Visit the Bejing page

Ester Leung, IMIA Hong Kong RepresentativeChina Chapter - Hong Kong

Ester Leung
IMIA Hong Kong Representative

Contact:  IMIAHongKong@imiaweb.org

Visit the Hong Kong page

   Costa Rica Chapter

Evelyn Cervantes
   IMIA Costa Rica Representative
Contact: Costarica@imiaweb.org

IMIA Egypt RepresentativeEgypt Chapter

Manal Abunar
IMIA Egypt Representative

Contact:  Egypt@imiweb.org

Visit the Egypt page

Ravi Kumar, IMIA India RepresentativeIndia Chapter

Ravi Kumar
IMIA India Representative

Contact:  IMIAIndia@imiaweb.org

Visit the India page

Italy Chapter

Maurizio Di Fresco
IMIA Italy Representative

Contact: IMIAItaly@imiaweb.org 

Visit the Italy page

 IMIA Russian RepresentativeRussia Chapter

Sergey A. Popkov, M.D., Ph.D, Dr.Med.Sci
IMIA Russia Representative

Contact: IMIARussia@imiaweb.org

Visit the Russia page 

Dr. Lolie Makhubu, IMIA South Africa RepresentativeSouth Africa Chapter

Lolie Makhubu
IMIA South Africa Representative

Contact:  IMIASouthAfrica@imiaweb.org

Visit the South Africa page

Spain Chapter

Bárbara Navaza
IMIA Spain Representative

Contact:  IMIASpain@imiaweb.org

Visit Spain page

IMIA is Seeking International Representatives


and more!!

The IMIA does not yet have a state representative in every state, nor a country representative in each country but we are growing rapidly with your involvement!

The responsibilities of an IMIA International Chapter Chair are:
- To represent the IMIA members in their country
- To promote the profession and the IMIA organization in their country to non-members
- To enable and coordinate IMIA Symposiums in their country
- Act as a liaison with the IMIA country members and with regional and national organizations interested in language access by forming strategic alliances
- Moderate periodic conference calls with members of their country (could be bimonthly or quarterly)
- Act as our liaison to keep the IMIA Executive Board informed of what is happening in your country
- To attend monthly or quarterly IMIA country rep meetings via conference call - Schedule TBD (Skype accounts are highly recommended for county reps)
- To attend yearly Country Representative face-to-face meeting at IMIA conference in October
- To agree to a term of two years concurrent with Board elections
- Update country page on IMIA website with information relevant to national initiatives and organizations
- Other initiatives as deemed necessary for the specific needs of their country

Responsibilities of Vice-Chair:
To assist the chair in all the tasks listed for chair as required, including chairing a meeting for the chapter should the chair not be able to attend.
Qualifications: Same as Chair

Requirements for IMIA Representation

Additional Documents

>FREE 1 Year Trial IMIA Membership for Interpreters Outside the US

>IMIA Representative Evaluation Form

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