ISA Alumni Interview: Jada on Why Going Off the Beaten Path in Spain is Totally Worth It

Kayla Dummer is an ISA Site Specialist for Spain. Kayla works with students studying abroad in Santander, Sevilla and Valencia. What makes Santander so great, you ask? We’ve turned to and ISA Santander Alum, Jada Taylor, to share her experiences. Jada studied abroad in Santander during the Fall 2012 term. She recently graduate from North Caroline State University. Jada: “It only took one look at the ISA website to decide that Santander, Spain was the place for me. The smaller size of Santander makes it easier to learn the place and establish relationships with the locals. The landscape of the … Continue reading ISA Alumni Interview: Jada on Why Going Off the Beaten Path in Spain is Totally Worth It

Alumni Guest Post: 5 Easy Steps to Study Abroad Success in Panama

Tiffani Lewis-Lockhart is a student at the University of Richmond and an ISA Today alumni guest blogger. Tiffani studied abroad in Panama City, Panama, on the ISA Summer 2 2012 program. 1) Try Everything. The food, the places, the activities. Try it all! Take in as much as you can, because it’s new. You might not like all of it, but that’s the worst-case scenario. But you’ll be glad you tried it. I know I was! 2) Talk to Strangers. This is something that initially made me uncomfortable, as I’m not big on talking to strangers. But Panama’s a foreign … Continue reading Alumni Guest Post: 5 Easy Steps to Study Abroad Success in Panama

Alumni Relations: Happy to Announce a Successful Inaugural Global Ambassador Workshop

Lindsey Lawrence is an Alumni Relations Coordinator and contributor to ISA Today. Lindsey helps manage the Global Ambassador Program, an internship designed for returned ISA students to help connect their experiences from abroad to life back on campus. The inaugural Global Ambassador Workshop was a fun-filled success! On Wednesday, August 15th, fifteen elected ambassadors flew into the ISA headquarters in Austin, Texas to take part in a three-day workshop focusing on Global Ambassador training, professional development and team building. With a wealth of new information, a mock fair and fifteen pristine resumes under their belts, these study abroad warriors still … Continue reading Alumni Relations: Happy to Announce a Successful Inaugural Global Ambassador Workshop

Alumni Relations: Meet Our Newest Global Ambassadors

Lindsey Lawrence is an Alumni Relations Coordinator and contributor to ISA Today. Lindsey helps manage the Global Ambassador Program, an internship designed for returned ISA students to help connect their experiences from abroad to life back on campus. Brian Beckmeyer ISA London Alumnus, Spring 2012 The College of New Jersey I am currently a Senior at The College of New Jersey where I am studying marketing. This past spring semester I studied abroad in London with ISA, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. My favorite experience while studying abroad was the trip I took to … Continue reading Alumni Relations: Meet Our Newest Global Ambassadors

Alumni Relations: Excited to Hold First Global Ambassador Workshop

Lindsey Lawrence is an Alumni Relations Coordinator and contributor to ISA Today. Lindsey helps manage the Global Ambassador Program, an internship designed for returned ISA students to help connect their experiences from abroad to life back on campus. We are happy to announce that ISA will be holding their inaugural Global Ambassador Workshop August 15-18! Fifteen ambassadors were nominated from all over the country for an all-inclusive three-day workshop that will focus on Global Ambassador training and professional development. Meet the attendees! Gillian Arnold (ISA Barcelona & ISA Valparaiso and Vina del Mar), Towson University Jill Beytin (ISA Prague), University … Continue reading Alumni Relations: Excited to Hold First Global Ambassador Workshop

Guest Post: Why I Chose to Study Abroad with International Studies Abroad (ISA)

Blakely Grimm is a student at Louisiana State University and an ISA Alumni Guest Blogger. Blakely studied abroad with ISA Salamanca in Spring 2012. This post originally appeared on her blog La Visa Española and is being republished with permission. It’s been 18 days since I left Spain, so that makes me an authority on all things study abroad related, right? After all, I am an alumni which makes me sound fancy and sophisticated. Okay, maybe not, but I do know a lot more about study abroad than I did five months ago! Before I studied abroad, I was a … Continue reading Guest Post: Why I Chose to Study Abroad with International Studies Abroad (ISA)

Fall 2011 Photo Contest Winners

The Fall 2011 ISA Photo Contest Winners have been chosen! After reviewing more than 1000 student submissions, ISA Staff have agreed on the following winners. Thanks to all those who participated! Believe it or not, were already accepting submissions for the Spring 2012 Photo Contest. Favorite Overall Photo: “Bird Tracks” Lindsay Stoll (Valencia Fall 1) University of Nebraska, Lincoln Sahara Desert in Morocco, Africa This is a picture of bird tracks on a sand dune in the Sahara during the sunrise. I’m With ISA “Jungle Cruise” Matthew Wunderlich (Cusco Summer 1) University of Southern California Puerto Maldonado, Peru After a … Continue reading Fall 2011 Photo Contest Winners

Welcome To ISA New Global Ambassadors

ISA would like to welcome six new alumni to our Global Ambassador team! Natalie Garner- University of Tennessee – Knoxville Ari Hinojosa- University of California – Irvine Kimberley Keslin- University of Georgia Vanessa Marfil- Texas A&M University Betsy Schneider- University of Louisville Justin Welch- University of Colorado Thank you for all of your hard work and effort to promote ISA on your campus. Currently the Global Ambassador team has more than 150 members and its still growing. If you or any classmates are interested in joining the ISA team as a Global Ambassador, please contact ISA Alumni Coordinator Nannette Taft for application … Continue reading Welcome To ISA New Global Ambassadors