5 Movies That’ll Make You Start Planning Your Study Abroad Journey

Movies have always had the ability to transport us – to different times, to new worlds and to far-flung places. What better time to partake in the art of cinema than when we’re all #StayingHome? We asked our staff for the movies that’ll get you pumped for your future study abroad program – check out their recommendations below! Continue reading 5 Movies That’ll Make You Start Planning Your Study Abroad Journey

The Parks and Gardens of Paris: the Perfect Pause from the Bustle of City Life

By Matt Gulizia, ISA Senior Site Specialist One of my favorite things about Paris is that although it is a cosmopolitan and densely populated city, there are plenty of opportunities to explore natural settings. With the spring season coming upon … Continue reading The Parks and Gardens of Paris: the Perfect Pause from the Bustle of City Life

Diversity Abroad: Tips for LGBT Students Abroad – Insights from my Studies in Paris

By Matt Gulizia, ISA France Site Specialist Study abroad can be a daunting undertaking for virtually anyone, and cross-cultural perspectives on sexual orientation can be a concern for many students.  “Will my host country be accepting of me?”, “Will I be … Continue reading Diversity Abroad: Tips for LGBT Students Abroad – Insights from my Studies in Paris

Paris: The City I’ve Grown Up to Love

By Caroline Tosbath, ISA Student Services Advisor

I am Caroline Tosbath, a new addition to the Student Services Advisor team here at International Studies Abroad (ISA). I have spent my fair share of summers in the historic and beautiful city of Paris, France. I hope that my small anecdote will inspire you to travel, explore and create your own study abroad story!

Growing up, I spent several summers in Paris, France with my family. For my Parisian mother, this city is home and she wanted us to feel the same way from a very young age. I remember how wondrous it felt to walk the cobblestone streets, eat my first Nutella-filled crepe and explore the aisles and aisles of French comic books at the famous FNAC. I remember looking out the window of my family’s apartment in Montmartre with total enchantment year after year; the joyful French masses singing and dancing at the Abbesses metro stop on Bastille Day, long past midnight or the children going round and round the colorful merry go round on the square. Continue reading “Paris: The City I’ve Grown Up to Love”