Upcoming Webinar: Applying Financial Aid to ISA Programs

ISA will be hosting a free webinar presentation titled, “Applying Financial Aid to ISA Programs,” for advisors, students and parents at 1:00 P.M., CST this Friday, November 7. During the 30 minute presentation, we will explain the ISA financial aid process and answer any questions that participants may have regarding applying financial aid to an ISA program. Many students participating in ISA programs utilize their financial aid to pay for some or all of their program, and this webinar is designed to inform participants about that process, as well as answer questions from our webinar audience. To participate in the webinar, click here. Continue reading Upcoming Webinar: Applying Financial Aid to ISA Programs

ISA to Host Scholarships and Fundraising Webinar Oct. 23.

ISA will be hosting a free Webinar presentation titled, “ISA Scholarships and Fundraising,” for advisors, students and parents at 1:00 P.M., CST this Thursday, October 23. During the 30 minute presentation, we will explain the ISA scholarship application process, eligibility requirements, deadlines, fundraising opportunities, and answer any questions that participants may have regarding non-financial aid external funding. ISA offers more than $80,000 in scholarships every year to our program participants, and this Webinar is designed to inform participants about our scholarship opportunities. This Webinar is free and open to the public. To join, follow this Webinar presentation link about 10 minutes prior to the presentation (12:50 P.M. CST, Thursday, October 23).   Continue reading ISA to Host Scholarships and Fundraising Webinar Oct. 23.

Fall & Academic Year 2014 Scholarship Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the 2014 Fall & Academic Year scholarship winners! ISA Diversity Scholarships: Salma Mendez Gomez, University of Texas- San Antonio, Paris Fall 3 Kaylee Ortega, University of Colorado, Boulder, San Jose Fall 4B Michaela Farnum Memorial Scholarships: Kelly Bast, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Lima Fall 2 Siobhan Billings Pearce, Emmanuel College, Buenos Aires Fall 2 Ariel Cheng, University of Denver, Sevilla Fall 3B Tierney Duffy, Lawrence University, Granada Fall 3A Caira Heinze, Texas Woman?s University, Amman Fall 1 Leala King, University of Colorado, Boulder, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Fall 2 Savanna Kuertz, Miami University, Paris … Continue reading Fall & Academic Year 2014 Scholarship Winners Announced

It Pays to Be Prepared: Budgeting for Study Abroad

Photo by Jessica Wohlers. You’ve made up your mind to study abroad, you’ve been accepted into an ISA program and your pre-departure forms and payment are well under way. This is the perfect time to prepare for the additional expenses that you will likely face while studying abroad. It’s always best to be aware and prepared, so keep the following in mind before your departure: Airfare You will be responsible for purchasing airfare to get to your host country. This expense will vary depending on the location of your program. Books & Supplies You will be responsible for purchasing the … Continue reading It Pays to Be Prepared: Budgeting for Study Abroad

ISA Launches Mobile Version of its Website

International Studies Abroad (ISA) is pleased to premier a mobile version of its website. Featuring a fresh, efficient format that makes it easy for users to navigate the study abroad programs hosted in over forty cities around the world. The ISA mobile website also incorporates ISA’s specialized program search which allows users to create a customized search filtering by subject, location, term and major to find programs that match their academic interests, goals and travel ambitions. “We’ve seen a dramatic rise in the number of user’s accessing our website through mobile devices; building a mobile version of our website to … Continue reading ISA Launches Mobile Version of its Website

Summer Study Abroad Scholarships: Questions and Answers

Katie Davis is the Student Services and Financial Aid Coordinator at ISA. Katie works with students who want to use scholarships and financial aid to apply for their study abroad program. With summer programs just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about scholarship opportunities.  Here are a few FAQs about the ISA Summer Scholarships that will make the application process a little bit easier. When is the deadline? The deadline to apply for the ISA Diversity Scholarship and the Michaela Farnum Memorial Scholarship is February, 28th.  Two $1,000 ISA Diversity Scholarships and five $1,000 Michaela Farnum Memorial Scholarships … Continue reading Summer Study Abroad Scholarships: Questions and Answers

5 Tips for Using Financial Aid to Pay for Your Study Abroad Program

Katie Reed is the Student Services and Financial Aid Coordinator at ISA. Katie works with students to pay for their study abroad program. Applying for financial aid can be a daunting process, but you’ll be thanking yourself later when you are paying for your study abroad program after landing a sweet job you scored based on your international experience. That’s how it worked for me anyways! These are my top 5 tips for making the financial aid process as painless as possible: Talk to the experts Talk to your study abroad office and let them know that you plan on … Continue reading 5 Tips for Using Financial Aid to Pay for Your Study Abroad Program