Cultivating Global Citizens | ISA Service-Learning

By Megan Kane, Marketing Coordinator An interview with Miranda Johnson, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville alumna.  Miranda participated in an ISA Service-Learning program in San José, Costa Rica, where she volunteered her time at the National Museum.  Tell us a bit about yourself. I graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a double major in Anthropology and Hispanic Studies. I am originally from Harrisburg, North Carolina, right by the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and have spent the last five years living and studying in Knoxville, Tennessee. How did your previous experience of living in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, spark your interest in Tico … Continue reading Cultivating Global Citizens | ISA Service-Learning

No Time to Go Abroad? We Fixed That.

With new short term, summer program offerings, we’ve made it easier for anyone who’s got a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it who still wants to study abroad. These affordable 2-3 week programs in some of our top study abroad destinations are the ideal opportunity study abroad for those with limited time or budget. LATIN AMERICA Colombia Medellín Summer 1 International Business. 2-week July program Costa Rica Heredia Summer 1 Spanish Language & Latin American Literature. 3-week June program Heredia Summer 2 Spanish Language & Latin American Literature. 3-week late June-mid July program Cuba Havana Summer 2 … Continue reading No Time to Go Abroad? We Fixed That.

Latin America: Short-Term Programs as Diverse as Your Students

By Kimberly Sarna, Geographic Oversight Manager, Latin America, and Megan Kane, Marketing Coordinator From realities of high program costs to daily commitments to family and work, many university students feel study abroad is unattainable. Even with today’s busy, face-paced lifestyle, … Continue reading Latin America: Short-Term Programs as Diverse as Your Students

Handmade Goods Highlight – Proyecto Mantay

This fall we will be providing baskets of handmade items to some of our university partners to raffle off during study abroad fairs. The items come from local artisans in locations in which ISA hosts Service Learning programs. Keep an eye out for these at your campus study abroad fair. This product was handcrafted by young mothers who live at Casa Mantay in Cusco, Peru. The Mantay workshop’s aim is to create jobs for young mothers so that they are able to attain financial independence and social inclusion, while looking after their son or daughter. 100% of their profits go … Continue reading Handmade Goods Highlight – Proyecto Mantay

Handmade Goods Highlight – Wire & Bead African Animals

Head to your local study abroad fair this fall for a chance to win a basket of handcrafted artisan goods from all over the world! These handmade items come from some of ISA’s service-learning locations where students have the opportunity to take classes abroad while they work on the front lines to enrich and support local communities. These special prizes will be raffled off during your campus study abroad fair, so keep an eye out for the ISA booth! Zimbabwe-born Richard Tityiwe became a crafter when he turned a hobby into his full-time occupation. The variety and quality of his … Continue reading Handmade Goods Highlight – Wire & Bead African Animals

Handmade Goods Highlight – Moroccan Amazigh Rug

Stop by your college’s study abroad fair this fall for a chance to win a basket of handmade goods from artisans all over the world, courtesy of ISA. These special baskets contain products made in ISA service-learning locations, where students can take classes and volunteer their time to make a real difference in communities around the globe. Keep an eye out for the ISA booth at your campus study abroad fair for a chance to win a basket of prizes you won’t find anywhere else! These rugs are handmade by an Amazigh woman named Khadija Elhakaoui, from the Atlas Zayane … Continue reading Handmade Goods Highlight – Moroccan Amazigh Rug

Handmade Goods Highlight – Bamboo Pens

This fall we will be providing baskets of handmade items to some of our university partners to raffle off during study abroad fairs. The items come from local artisans in locations in which ISA hosts Service Learning programs. Keep an eye out for these at your campus study abroad fair. Señor Milton – Arte Tropical Eco friendly art and decor. A native of San Jose, Costa Rica, Milton Salazar Rivera was looking for a job change in 1999. Almost accidentally, he came upon the world of crafts. Without having any previous experience, he started trying to create different types of products and … Continue reading Handmade Goods Highlight – Bamboo Pens