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
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
By Alan Thompson, Site Specialist, Colombia, Peru and Dominican Republic; Kim Sarna, Geographic Oversight Manager, Latin America; Svaja Pakalniskis, Site Specialist, Argentina and Costa Rica; Madeline Hume, Program Manager, Chile and Costa Rica; and Johanna Alvarado, Associate Director While we hope that you’ll take away valuable outside … Continue reading Best of Latin America – Academics
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
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
By Madeline Hume, ISA Program Manager, Chile & Costa Rica If you’re looking to study abroad this summer, but hoping not to have to break the bank to do so, look to Costa Rica. Some of ISA’s most affordable program … Continue reading Study Abroad on a Budget in San Jose, Costa Rica
By Juanita Lillie, ISA Intern In 2013, I participated in a semester-long ISA program in San Pedro San Jose, Costa Rica. That study abroad experience has without a doubt changed my life. Admittedly, I did not know if it would … Continue reading Access Abroad With a Disability
by Kendra Ansotigue, ISA Student Services Advisor During college, I was fortunate enough to participate in a 3-month ISA Service-Learning program in one of the happiest countries in the world, Costa Rica. I immersed myself in the Pura Vida lifestyle, … Continue reading Misconceptions of Doing a Service-learning Program
By Troy Stiles, ISA Marketing Communications Manager Let’s be honest. I’m not going back to school. I’ve written enough term papers and worked on enough group projects to realize that I’m happy to not have to do that anymore. At … Continue reading 6 Places I Wish I Would Have Studied Abroad
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
Costa Rica is considered one of the 20 most biodiverse countries in the world. It has around 500,000 different species, which accounts for 4% of the world’s total species, all in a country that is smaller than West Virginia! Costa … Continue reading City Discovery: San Jose and Heredia, a Natural Fit
By Bethany Cook, ISA Student Services Advisor
Happy Earth Day, fellow Earthlings! Think you can’t study abroad without leaving a giant carbon footprint? Well think again, because ISA offers programs in one of the most eco-friendly countries in the world – Costa Rica! So, in honor of Earth Day, let’s shine a spotlight on one of ISA’s greenest program options.
Did you know Costa Rica has committed to becoming Carbon neutral by 2021? Now, that’s a bold statement, but so far the country has put its money where its mouth is. Below are some ways that Costa Rica is cementing its status as a world leader in sustainability.