ISA Internships and Service-Learning Announces New Programs in South Korea and Ireland

ISA is pleased to announce new full-time internship programs in Seoul, South Korea and Dublin, Ireland as well as full-time service-learning and study + service-learning programs in Galway, Ireland beginning in Spring 2017. ISA Internships in Seoul, South Korea Seoul is home to some of the largest tech corporations, including Samsung and LG. Internships are available in a variety of fields with an emphasis in business and marketing, social work and political science. ISA Internships in Dublin, Ireland Dublin is the political and cultural capital and center of commerce and industry. Internships are available in a variety of fields with … Continue reading ISA Internships and Service-Learning Announces New Programs in South Korea and Ireland

City Discovery: The Charm and Traditions of Dublin

Discover Dublin

Dublin is not only the capital of the Republic of Ireland, but is also the country’s largest city. It might be hard to believe, but approximately 50% of Dubliners are under the age of 25.

In 1903, St. Patrick’s Day became an official holiday in Ireland and the first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in Dublin in 1931. In the mid-1990’s the Irish government created the St. Patrick’s Day festival to promote Ireland and its culture, which has since become a 5 day festival filled with music, performances and fireworks.

Don’t miss these unforgettable Discovery Compass activities in Dublin…

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Ireland: Five Reasons to Study Abroad on the Emerald Isle

By Brittany Clark, ISA Site Specialist for Ireland. 1. Quality of Life – The Republic of Ireland ranks #1 in the world for quality of life in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2005 Quality of Life Index. This decision was based upon measuring 111 countries on nine indicators: health, family life, community life, material well-being, political stability and security, climate and geography, job security, political freedom, and gender equality. Experience the Irish quality of life for yourself! 2. Music – Ever heard of bands like U2, Van Morrison, Thin Lizzy, the Cranberries, the Undertones, or Snow Patrol? All of these bands and many … Continue reading Ireland: Five Reasons to Study Abroad on the Emerald Isle

5 Sports Your College Probably Doesn’t Offer (But Irish Universities Do!)

Brittany Clark is the ISA Site Specialist for Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Brittany works with students studying abroad in Belfast, Cork, Dublin and Galway. Getting involved in clubs and societies while studying abroad is one of the best ways to get integrated into your host culture, and nowhere more so than Ireland and Northern Ireland. In addition to hundreds of unique clubs and societies, ISA students in Belfast, Cork, Dublin and Galway have the opportunity to play on dozens of different sports team. Many are familiar, like soccer and tennis, but some are not. Here are a few of our … Continue reading 5 Sports Your College Probably Doesn’t Offer (But Irish Universities Do!)

Decision Time: Choosing Your Study Abroad City in Ireland

Brittany Clark is the ISA Site Specialist for Ireland.  Brittany works with students studying abroad in Cork, Dublin and Galway. Students wanting to study abroad in Ireland have three unique cities to choose from. But how do you choose? Here’s some info that might help you narrow down your options: Cork What’s great about this city: Cork is the 2nd largest city in Ireland & hosts over 20 different festivals throughout the year. Perfect for students: Who don’t want to go to one of Ireland’s most mainstream cities but who still want all the amenities of a large Irish city. … Continue reading Decision Time: Choosing Your Study Abroad City in Ireland

Galway: Why its a Great Choice for Authentic Irish Experiences

Erin Koontz is the Assistant Director of Student Services for Interstudy and the ISA Site Specialist for Ireland. She works with students studying in Galway, Dublin, Limerick and Cork. While studying abroad is a fantastic way to learn about a new culture and experience a new way of life, it can sometimes be difficult for students to progress from your “tourist” status to the coveted role of “honorary local.” Students often come to the National University of Ireland, Galway, in search of that traditional Irish experience only available in a small but vibrant university town like Galway. Really, though, the … Continue reading Galway: Why its a Great Choice for Authentic Irish Experiences