Free Webinar: Q&A with ISA Internships & Service-Learning Alumni

ISA invites you to attend a webinar presentation titled, “Q&A with ISA Internships & Service-Learning Alumni.” The presentation is free, open to anyone interested in learning more about ISA Internships & Service-Learning, and will take place at 12 pm CST, … Continue reading Free Webinar: Q&A with ISA Internships & Service-Learning Alumni

City Discovery: Ancient Cultures and Giant Pandas of Chengdu, China

As part of the 2015 City Discovery Series, each week ISA will showcase a different location in which we have study abroad programs by highlighting the five parts of the Discovery Compass: Intercultural, Historical, Sociopolitical, Professional and Environmental. The Discovery Compass aims to help students have the best possible study abroad experience by helping them to gain a better understanding of the local environment, customs and people through a variety of experiences.

Discover Chengdu!

Chengdu is the capitol of the Sichuan province which is often called the “Heavenly State” due to its abundance of natural mineral resources.

From February 16 – 22, all throughout China, including the city of Chengdu, people will be celebrating the Chinese New Year and Lantern Festival. It is the biggest and most important festival of the year.

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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

Shanghai is for Lovers: 5 Unexpected Romantic Retreats

Beneath Shanghai’s towering skyscrapers that stand tall, steely, and immovable over the average citizen, lays a soothing, passionate and romantic quality about the city. If you know where to look, everyday in Shanghai is a chance to discover secret romantic hideaways with your special someone. Suspend your disbelief and indulge in our top 5 romantic retreats in Shanghai: 1.   Old Town – Jiading District, Nanxiang Town A great way to spend some one-on-one time with your date is to escape the frenetic city for a day and journey to the Old Town in the Jiading District. You can get to … Continue reading Shanghai is for Lovers: 5 Unexpected Romantic Retreats

ISA Announces New Intensive Chinese Language Summer Program in Shanghai

Kimi Shao is an ISA Site Specialist for Asia. Kimi works with students studying abroad in China and South Korea. You asked, we delivered! Beginning in 2014, ISA’s new Shanghai summer program gives students the opportunity to live in one of the largest and most metropolitan cities on earth while studying the most commonly spoken language in the entire world. This new Summer 2 Intensive Chinese program at East China Normal University, China’s most prestigious university for language training, is an excellent opportunity for students who want to learn or improve their knowledge of Mandarin Chinese while enjoying the boundless … Continue reading ISA Announces New Intensive Chinese Language Summer Program in Shanghai

15 Surprisingly Budget-Friendly Sites for Your Custom Program

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. Barranquilla, Colombia Every Sunday, spend the day with friends and locals by participating in Ciclovía: five hours when city streets nationwide are closed to cars but open to bicyclists, pedestrians, and joggers nationwide. 2. Belfast, Northern Ireland As a host to many literary and film festivals and events, take the road less traveled by most tourists to Belfast, … Continue reading 15 Surprisingly Budget-Friendly Sites for Your Custom Program

Learning Programs International (LPI) Announces Merger with Student Voyage and Formation of ISA High School

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60 on Study Abroad: Yes, Student Athletes CAN Study Abroad

ISA’s very own Ethan Talbott, a soccer player at the University of Pittsburgh turned ISA University Relations Representative studied abroad multiple times as an undergraduate – having spent time in Buenos Aires, Cape Town and China. In fact, joining a sports team abroad is one of the best ways to get to know your host culture. Here’s how it’s done: Continue reading 60 on Study Abroad: Yes, Student Athletes CAN Study Abroad

4 Reasons to Study Abroad in China and India

Kimi Shao and Michael Stewart are ISA Site Specialists for Asia. 1. Economy – India and China are two of the word’s largest economies. With China currently in the No. 2 spot after the US, and India set to replace Japan as No. 3 in the coming years, business-savvy students best keep an eye on these two giants. The Business & Chinese Language program in Shanghai gives students a great opportunity to enroll in Chinese Business and Economics related courses, along with other subjects in History, Political Science and Chinese language. 2. Language – Added benefit for the pragmatic linguist, … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Study Abroad in China and India

Circumventing the Great Firewall: 7 Ways to Stay Connected While Studying Abroad in China

Kimi Shao is an ISA Site Specialist for Asia. Kimi works with students studying abroad in China and South Korea. To many students, the idea of a semester without access to Facebook, Twitter or Youtube can seem daunting. However, there are a few tips on how to stay connected while studying abroad in China. 1. Check out renren.com, the Chinese version of Facebook. Nearly every Chinese college student has a renren account, and you can keep in touch with local Chinese students this way. 2. Register on weibo.com (weibo in Chinese literally means “microblog”) and see what the Chinese public … Continue reading Circumventing the Great Firewall: 7 Ways to Stay Connected While Studying Abroad in China