Handmade Goods Highlight – Proyecto Mantay

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

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!

Calling All – Small City Wanderers: Experience the Quaint Comfort of 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

#ISA Green: Sustainability Efforts Across the Globe

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

Study Abroad in Cusco this Summer: 10 Things You Need Know

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

Spring 2014 ISA Scholarship Winners Announced – Congratulations!

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!