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ISA Today’s Top 10 Articles from 2016

There were some great articles written by ISA staff and posted on ISA Today in 2016.

Here’s a look back at 10 of the most popular posts.

1.) 6 Places I Wish I Would Have Studied Abroad

Let’s be honest. I’m not going back to school. I’ve written enough term papers and worked on enough group projects to realize that I’m happy to not have to do that anymore. At this point only a doctorate program could tempt me back into the land of “student” and I’m not that tempted.

2.) ISA Pay It Forward: Funding Sustainable Projects Around the World

We are proud to announce ISA Pay It Forward, a grant fund that supports ongoing sustainable development projects to serve under-resourced communities around the world. All ISA students have the opportunity to ‘pay it forward’ by contributing a $5 donation when applying for an ISA program online.

3.) 5 Fun Facts about the Dominican Republic

Thinking of studying abroad in Dominican Republic with ISA? Here are five fun facts to convince you to plan your semester abroad in this Caribbean country!

4.) Alumni Spotlight Feature: Andrew Bennett

Our alumni are doing pretty incredible things, and Andrew Bennett is no exception. Musician, Filmmaker, and Instagram Star are just a few ways Andrew is making his mark on the world. In a recent interview, we sat down with Andrew and asked him about his time abroad with ISA, and how he’s parlayed that into a dream career that is uniquely his own.

5.) Griffith University and a Canadian Perspective

Outdoor cafés, a tropical climate, the most beautiful beaches in the world, and instructors who care deeply for their students – these are some of the reasons why the Gold Coast, in the state of Queensland, is where more Canadians choose to study than anywhere else in Australia.

6.) Think You Can’t Study Abroad? Think Again!

Picking a study abroad program can be difficult, especially when you have a long list of “Must-haves” or specific requirements for your major. After all, as a student, you want to make sure your experience abroad is enriching not only culturally, but academically as well. Some students think that because of their major, or their class standing, that they can’t go abroad, but that’s not the case at all!

7.) Lessons Learned From Traveling Abroad

Traveling is pretty great, but I’ve realized that it’s definitely one of those “you don’t know what you don’t know” kinds of things. Throughout my experiences abroad I have learned many valuable lessons not only about travel, but about people.

8.) Cuba: What a Difference a Year Makes

Last summer I had the privilege of directing an ISA partnership program with the University of Colorado, Boulder, in Havana, Cuba. I’m back in Havana this year, directing our first ISA five-week catalog program at the Universidad de las Artes in the Miramar district of Havana, and what a difference a year makes.

9.) 10 Things To Do in Thessaloniki, Greece for UNDER 10 EUROS

Thessaloniki, Greece is one of Europe’s premier budget destinations. With over 25% of the city’s population being college age, Thessaloniki has many fun and affordable activities to offer. In fact, you can spend an entire day out and about for less than 10 Euros!

10.) 2 Off the Beaten Path Study Abroad Destinations

The world is full of beautiful, amazing, and exciting places to explore. Europe has been the site of some of the world’s most popular study abroad destinations. But if you are a student looking for adventurous and exciting locations that are a little off the beaten path of traditional study abroad, ISA has programs that would work for you!

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