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

Table Mountain in South Africa.

10 Instagram-Worthy Picnic Spots From Around the World You Need to Visit When You Study Abroad

By Kaitlyn Webster, Marketing Associate Panoramic views and scenic photo-ops await you at these ten instagrammable picnic spots around the world. Whether you’re currently abroad or planning a trip, be sure to put these photogenic picnic destinations on your study … Continue reading 10 Instagram-Worthy Picnic Spots From Around the World You Need to Visit When You Study Abroad

Calling All – Outdoor Enthusiasts: Surf, Swim, or Hike around the Globe in these ISA Locations!

 By ISA Staff, Caroline Tosbath and Kendra Ansotigue There are those of us who live for adventure or those of us who simply love the great outdoors. For some, that means reading a good book at the beach, mountain biking … Continue reading Calling All – Outdoor Enthusiasts: Surf, Swim, or Hike around the Globe in these ISA Locations!

Diversity Abroad: Studying in the Rainbow Nation – A Minority Student Perspective

By Brittany Waddell-Allen, ISA South Africa Site Specialist The number of students from underrepresented groups who study abroad has slowly increased over the last decade. According to the Institute of International Education, the number of African-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic students … Continue reading Diversity Abroad: Studying in the Rainbow Nation – A Minority Student Perspective

15 Amazing Things to do in Cape Town

By Brittany Waddell-Allen, ISA South Africa Site Specialist

From July through December cooler temperatures come to Cape Town, but these cooler temperatures bring students the opportunity to explore everything that Cape Town has to offer! Check out some of these affordable epic sights, sounds and adventures to discover around this amazing South African city!

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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

ISA Sites Around the Globe Celebrate Community Service Day

Community Service around the Globe Each semester ISA sites around the world organize a community service day for students.  This serves as a time for students to give back to the community where they live and develop a closer connection with locals.  Here’s a few of the great activities that students were involved in this fall 2013 semester in ISA sites near and far. Brussels, Belgium ISA partnered with an organization called Serve the City to visit with Afghan refugees who are currently taking temporary shelter at a local church.  ISA students and staff provided them with hot drinks and … Continue reading ISA Sites Around the Globe Celebrate Community Service Day