6 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Custom Program Location

Custom Programs is dedicated to providing your students with the best program imaginable. We utilize the culture of whichever site you could choose, offering excursions and educational activities to develop a unique and unforgettable study abroad experience. But before you … Continue reading 6 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Custom Program Location

Where To Begin? 3 Steps to Creating Your Custom Faculty-Led Program

By Stephanie Keinz, ISA Custom Program Manager for France, Belgium, Czech Republic & Germany

ISA Custom Programs works with university study abroad offices and faculty leaders to develop customized, faculty-led programs in over twenty-five countries. Establishing a faculty-led program is extremely exciting, but it is a process that requires much preparation. We have created this outline to provide faculty leaders and study abroad offices with some guidance in taking the first steps to develop your unique, faculty-led program. Please contact your NAFSA region Custom Programs representative with inquiries about creating new programs.

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New Year, New Opportunities: Service Learning with ISA Custom Programs

By Emily Grant, ISA Custom Program Manager, Service Learning

At the beginning of every year I take a moment, even if it’s small, to think about my goals and aspirations for the upcoming year. Although clichéd and slightly over-rated in my opinion, New Year’s resolutions never fail to creep into my consciousness come the end of December, providing me with a laundry list of all the things I wish to achieve in the coming months. This year, my New Year’s resolution is to give back more to my community in Austin: to provide a service, or a lending hand, an open heart, or just an ear.

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Tips to Promote Your Custom Study Abroad Program

The start of the new year brings optimism and resolutions.

Some people aim to exercise more. Some to eat better. Some to be a better person. And some resolve to scratch their travel bug itch and see the world.

Hit the ground running this new year by implementing these tips on your campus to promote the custom program you’ve been planning to ensure that it will succeed! Students are seeking out ways to satiate their wanderlust; make your custom program a great pathway for them to go abroad.

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What to read next: 15 ISA CP Student & Class Blogs

The 2013-2014 academic year marked ISA’s Custom Programs’ 15th year in service to U.S. universities for their faculty-led and partnerships study abroad programming. Thank you for joining us for this series of 15 things as you imagine, develop, and implement your own custom programs abroad. 1. Becca Schwecke – University of Minnesota in Cape Town 2014 A favorite post on Becca’s blog about finding her Ubuntu is titled The Little Things, highlighting some of the joys, nuances, and disparities she experienced in South Africa. 2. Dr. David Bartholomae – University of Pittsburgh Pitt MAP: Brazil, India, & China 2013 David … Continue reading What to read next: 15 ISA CP Student & Class Blogs

15 Amazing ISA CP Resident Staff: Part 2

ISA’s Custom Programs division is celebrating its 15th year in service to U.S. universities for their faculty-led and partnerships study abroad programming. Join us for this series of 15 things as you imagine, develop, and implement your own custom programs abroad. 6. ISA Brussels – Pauline LeFloch & Matilda Talvio ISA Brussels Resident Director & Student Service Coordinator,                     Pauline LeFloch & Matilda Talvio What is your favorite cultural site or activity you most enjoy sharing with students? We love the excursion to The Netherlands. As it’s a bus trip and we visit lots of places, it gives us a chance … Continue reading 15 Amazing ISA CP Resident Staff: Part 2

15 Amazing ISA CP Resident Staff: Part 1

ISA’s Custom Programs division is celebrating its 15th year in service to U.S. universities for their faculty-led and partnerships study abroad programming. Join us for this series of 15 things as you imagine, develop, and implement your own custom programs abroad. 1. ISA Cape Town – Ouma Mpela & Sarah Lowe   What is the cultural site or activity you most enjoy sharing with students? OM: The Hector Peterson museum in Soweto; it commemorates the 1976 student protest against the mandatory use of Afrikaans as a language of instruction for black schools. SL: I love going to Robben Island to … Continue reading 15 Amazing ISA CP Resident Staff: Part 1

15 Game-Changing Custom Programs

ISA’s Custom Programs division is celebrating its 15th year in service to U.S. universities for their faculty-led and partnerships study abroad programming. Join us for this series of 15 things as you imagine, develop, and implement your own custom programs abroad. 1. Arizona State University Sustainability in Morocco and Spain ASU’s Sustainable Development across the Mediterranean in Spain and Morocco takes students on a slam dunk of a trip through the historic cities and diverse countryside of Morocco and Spain to understand the political and social context of sustainable development and energy transitions. As a part of this ISA custom … Continue reading 15 Game-Changing Custom Programs

15 Outstanding Custom Program Faculty Leaders

ISA’s Custom Programs division is celebrating its 15th year in service to U.S. universities for their faculty-led and partnerships study abroad programming. Join us for this series of 15 things as you imagine, develop, and implement your own custom programs abroad. 1. Dr. Chris Anderson             A member of the faculty at The University of Tulsa since 1990, Dr. Christopher L. Anderson teaches courses in Spanish prose fiction and Spanish cinema. Dr. Anderson is Co-Editor of the Revista de Estudios sobre Blasco Ibáñez / Journal of Blasco Ibáñez Studies, supported by the City of Valencia, … Continue reading 15 Outstanding Custom Program Faculty Leaders

15 Creative Ways to Promote Your Custom Study Abroad Program

In 2014, ISA’s Custom Programs division celebrated its 15th year in service to U.S. universities for their faculty-led and partnerships study abroad programming. Join us for this series of 15 things as you imagine, develop, and implement your own custom programs abroad. 1. Post ISA’s program flyers in pre-approved designated locations on your campus and utilize ISA Graphics to design images for digital screens in student unions and other gathering places. 2. Set up a time to talk briefly with classes that deal with subjects related to your program themes — Custom Programs cover a whole host of topics and are not … Continue reading 15 Creative Ways to Promote Your Custom Study Abroad Program