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. This product was handcrafted by young mothers who live at Casa Mantay in Cusco, Peru. The Mantay workshop’s aim is to create jobs for young mothers so that they are able to attain financial independence and social inclusion, while looking after their son or daughter. 100% of their profits go … Continue reading Handmade Goods Highlight – Proyecto Mantay
By Alan Thompson, Site Specialist & Kaitlyn Webster, Marketing Associate Whether you’re studying in Cusco with ISA or simply visiting, the ISA Cusco staff recommend you take advantage of the sights and activities that make the city truly unique. Sample … Continue reading The Cusco Bucket List
By Madeline Townsend, Program Manager and Alan Thompson, Site Specialist It can be difficult to find a routine while abroad and maintain your lifestyle, especially while adjusting to your new surroundings. Exercise, sports, and recreation typically play an important role … Continue reading Best of Latin America – Sports & Recreation
Latin America Site Specialist Alan Thompson visited Cusco and Lima and experienced student excursions firsthand. Read about his experience below. Architecturally Amazing: Arequipa Also known as “The White City”, Arequipa is best known for its historical center, a UNESCO … Continue reading A Look Inside ISA Cusco Excursions
By Kaitlyn Webster, Marketing Associate Choosing the right study abroad destination can be an exciting but overwhelming task. ISA has programs in more than 30 different countries, including some you may know very little about. While popular study abroad destinations … Continue reading 7 Exotic ISA Study Abroad Locations You Need to Check Out
By Alan Thompson, ISA Site Specialist What better way to prepare for a career in health than to study medical Spanish and gain professional experience in Latin America this summer? Which city might be the best fit for you? Buenos … Continue reading 3 Great Places to Study Health Sciences in Latin America
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!
By Caroline Tosbath and Kendra Ansotigue, ISA staff Last week we highlighted some of the more metropolitan ISA locations. Now it’s time to give some love to the smaller ISA cities that provide culture and excitement without all the hustle and … Continue reading Calling All – Small City Wanderers: Experience the Quaint Comfort of these ISA Locations
Discover Cusco Cusco is considered the historical capital of the Inca Empire, which led to its declaration as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Qosqo, meaning Cusco in Quechua, translates to the “navel of the world” due to the … Continue reading City Discovery: The “Navel” of Incan Civilization, Cusco
Maddi Reising is a Site Specialist for Argentina, Brazil and the Dominican Republic and a member of the ISA Green Team. This is the second post in a four-part series on sustainability and study abroad. ISA is committed to sustainability both at home and abroad. Whether we are preparing the office garden for a new season, biking to work, turning the compost, taking out the recycling or managing carbon offsets for each outgoing student flight, we continue to strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Our actions at ISA Austin are just a small component of our global commitment … Continue reading #ISA Green: Sustainability Efforts Across the Globe
Johanna Alvarado is an ISA Site Specialist for Chile and Peru. One Peruvian family who is anxiously waiting to meet their new son or daughter. You will have the opportunity to experience the typical Peruvian lifestyle as you get to choose between a homestay or pensión as your housing option. Two courses. Take two courses in the following fields: Language, Literature, Culture and History! Courses are offered at the ISA Study Center alongside fellow ISA students. Three languages. How many summer programs offer courses in multiple languages? You have the unique opportunity to enroll in Spanish, English or even a … Continue reading Study Abroad in Cusco this Summer: 10 Things You Need Know
We are pleased to announce the 2014 Spring/Winter semester ISA Scholarship winners! ISA Diversity Scholarships: Adrian Center, Xavier University, Santiago Spring 1 Nancy Ngo, Soka University of America, Granada Spring 2A Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship Winners: Dustin Abnos, Kansas State University, Barcelona Spring 3 Nadia Elamin, Chatham University, Amman Spring 4 Kristen Grewe, University of Kentucky, Florianopolis Spring 1 Katharine Hale, Luther College, Paris Spring 2B Samuel Hulsey, Middle Tennessee State University, Cusco Spring 2 Ana Lanfranchi, The College of New Jersey, Buenos Aires Spring 3 Nadia Marrakchi, Colorado State University, Amman Spring 1 Michaela Miller, Metropolitan State … Continue reading Spring 2014 ISA Scholarship Winners Announced – Congratulations!