ISA Today’s Top 10 Posts of 2017

There were some great articles written by ISA staff and posted on ISA Today in 2017.

As the year comes to a close, here’s a look back at 10 of the most popular posts.

1.) 5 Things You Probably Don’t Know about Lille

Much of the world knows virtually nothing about the city of Lille, France, including how to pronounce its name (hint: rhymes with deal!). Well, we think it’s time that changed.

2.) Access Abroad With a Disability

In 2013, I participated in a semester-long ISA program in San Pedro San Jose, Costa Rica. That study abroad experience has without a doubt changed my life.

3.) ISA Global Ambassador Program Nominated for 2017 GoAbroad Innovation in Alumni Engagement Award

ISA’s Alumni Relations (AR) department was created in 2009 with the multi-tiered goals of easing alumni re-entry, providing experiential, real-world opportunities for professional development (through our ISA Global Ambassador (GA) Program), strengthening our relationships with Study Abroad offices, and marketing our programs through engaging, peer-to-peer interactions.

4.) Staff Highlight: An Interview with Lima Resident Director, Michelle McRaney de Winder

One of ISA’s most veteran staff members, Michelle McRaney de Winder pioneered ISA programs in Peru. In 1998 she started working in our U.S. office and traveled the world leading programs.

5.) Announcing the Spring 2017 ISA Alumni Photo Contest Winners

After sorting through dozens and dozens of photos, winners have been selected for the Spring 2017 ISA Alumni Photo Contest.

6.) Top 10 Things to do in Australia – in the first 72 hours!

Every ISA semester abroad program in Australia begins with a jam-packed, exciting 4-day/3-night orientation, known as the Bridging Cultures Program.

7.) 5 Things You’ll Learn Outside of the Classroom in Lima

I currently work at ISA as a Latin America Program Manager, but my time with ISA first started as a student. As an undergrad, I decided to enhance my Spanish and Global Studies degree by spending a semester in Peru.

8.) ISA Pay it Forward Program nominated for 2017 GoAbroad Innovation in Philanthropy Award

In 2015, ISA launched ISA Pay It Forward, a grant fund that goes toward sustainable projects in 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.

9.) What’s So Special About Lima?

One of the most interesting things about living in Lima is that it’s next to the ocean. You don’t find many cities with over 9 million people sitting next to the sea!

10.) The Silver Linings of Study Abroad

Many times, when students prepare to study abroad, they spend most of their time dreaming of all of the wonderful new things they will see, do, and experience.

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