The Study Abroad Magic Sauce: 5 Reasons Students Keep Coming Back to Valencia

Born and raised in gorgeous Valencia, Spain, ISA Student Services Coordinator Bárbara Gasquet, is part of an ongoing series on ISA Today called “Resident Director’s Journal.” #5. The Climate Sun snobs for sure, with over 11 months of sun and temperatures that rarely remind visitors into slipping into something warmer than a sweater, spending a relaxing day at the beach with your friends in the middle of February is just another day in paradise. Students can’t seem to get enough of the tan-to-perfection/fun-in-the-sun weather in this Mediterranean hotspot. #4. Fresh Local Food at your Finger Tips Valencia’s huerta, a vast … Continue reading The Study Abroad Magic Sauce: 5 Reasons Students Keep Coming Back to Valencia

Resident Director’s Journal: Speaking the Language in Northern Ireland

Paul Pelan is the ISA Resident Director in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The following is a guest post and part of an ongoing series on ISA Today called “Resident Director’s Journal.” Northern Ireland is renowned amongst many things for its caustic wit. It’s no surprise that the Irish who are generally loquacious would have their own special vocabulary within different regions. “Norn Iron” is the term of speech given to unique sayings from Northern Ireland. If one is serious about understanding this part of Ireland and wants to be accepted by the locals, it is recommended to learn this lingo. It’s … Continue reading Resident Director’s Journal: Speaking the Language in Northern Ireland