The 5 Most Affordable Study Abroad Programs in Latin America

By Maddie Townsend, Program Manager for Peru, Brazil and Dominican Republic Wanting to spend a full semester abroad, but don’t want to break the bank? Check out these 5 cost-effective programs. 1) Brazil At just $7,950, the ISA Florianópolis fall program is the most … Continue reading The 5 Most Affordable Study Abroad Programs in Latin America

9 Myths about Studying Abroad in Latin America, Debunked!

Myth 1: Studying abroad is too expensive Fact: Many students believe that studying abroad will cost them an arm and a leg, but with research and motivation, you will find a program that doesn’t break the bank. Latin America is a low cost destination to study if you are on a tight budget and according to the Travel’s South & Central American Backpacker Index for 2014, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama and Costa Rica are ranked the top five cheapest countries in Latin America. Students can use Financial Aid and outside scholarships to help pay for their study abroad experience with … Continue reading 9 Myths about Studying Abroad in Latin America, Debunked!

An Insider’s Perspective: A Day in Buenos Aires – Part 2

Maddi Reising is the ISA Site Specialist, Argentina and Brazil Part two: Sunday I sleep soundly after a Saturday full of exploring, and wake up ready for more adventures. After a light breakfast and coffee,  I start my day at the MALBA (Mueso de Arte Latinoamericana de Buenos Aires), where I feast my eyes on the works of some of Latin America’s most important 20th century artists. It is surreal to stand in front of many of the famous paintings I have only seen in books until now!           After a few hours at the MALBA, I venture … Continue reading An Insider’s Perspective: A Day in Buenos Aires – Part 2

An Insider’s Perspective: A Day in Buenos Aires

Maddi Reising is the ISA Site Specialist, Argentina and Brazil On a chilly late-July morning in Buenos Aires, I wake up craving a medialuna (literally translates to “half-moon”, and is the Argentine response to the croissant) and a café solo (a large serving of strong, delicious espresso). I don my coat and boots, and set off on foot to my favorite, newly-discovered bakery in Palermo. As I have grown accustomed to in Buenos Aires, I stumble upon a delightful unexpected detour. The Palermo market, a sunny plaza lined with booths peddling jewelry, artisan goods and a variety of fresh fruits, … Continue reading An Insider’s Perspective: A Day in Buenos Aires

Why Agricultural and Environmental Science Majors Should Study in Argentina this Summer

Maddi Reising is ISA’s Site Specialist for Argentina, Brazil, and Dominican Republic. Argentina is well known for its geographic and cultural diversity. It is comprised of seven geographical zones from the mountainous Northwest region, to the fertile Pampas, and Patagonia in the South. This biodiversity has led to a robust and thriving food production industry which places Argentina as one of most important agricultural producers in the world. They are among the top exporters of products such as beef, grapes, citrus fruits, wheat and yerba mate. From this, Argentina is renowned for its world class steak, celebrated wine, and its … Continue reading Why Agricultural and Environmental Science Majors Should Study in Argentina this Summer