Staff Highlight: An Interview with Lima Resident Director, Michelle McRaney de Winder

One of ISA’s most veteran staff members, Michelle McRaney de Winder pioneered ISA programs in Peru. In 1998 she started working in our U.S. office and traveled the world leading programs. Michelle has led ISA programs in Spain, Mexico, Australia, … Continue reading Staff Highlight: An Interview with Lima Resident Director, Michelle McRaney de Winder

15 Amazing ISA CP Resident Staff: Part 2

ISA’s Custom Programs division is celebrating its 15th year in service to U.S. universities for their faculty-led and partnerships study abroad programming. Join us for this series of 15 things as you imagine, develop, and implement your own custom programs abroad. 6. ISA Brussels – Pauline LeFloch & Matilda Talvio ISA Brussels Resident Director & Student Service Coordinator,                     Pauline LeFloch & Matilda Talvio What is your favorite cultural site or activity you most enjoy sharing with students? We love the excursion to The Netherlands. As it’s a bus trip and we visit lots of places, it gives us a chance … Continue reading 15 Amazing ISA CP Resident Staff: Part 2

#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

Pickled and Canned: Get to Know the ISA Green Team’s Spring Initiative

Elise Blum is an Academic Records Processor and a member of the ISA Green Team. This is the first in a four-part series on sustainability and study abroad.  Here at ISA, we do what we can to keep study abroad green. In keeping with Austin, Texas style, members of the ISA Green Team began cultivating the “ISA Garden of Eatin’” in 2011. We believe a good garden starts with great soil (from our in-house compost) and a slightly green thumb. With a little elbow grease and dedication, we learned to garden together. By 2013 we grew enough produce to fund the garden completely on … Continue reading Pickled and Canned: Get to Know the ISA Green Team’s Spring Initiative

Latin America Challenge: This Summer, Take the Road Less Traveled

Justin Maniar and Maddi Reising are ISA Site Specialists for Latin America. Maddi works with students studying abroad in Argentina, Brazil and the Dominican Republic. Justin works with students going to Costa Rica. Which road will you take on your journey this summer? Will you take the road… That leads to the Manzana de Jesuitica in Córdoba, Argentina, a UNESCO World Heritage site? Or that winds from Heredia through the dense Costa Rican rainforest, en route to the Arenal Volcano? Or on horseback to Jarabacoa, where you can marvel at Pico Duarte, the highest mountain in the Caribbean, while you … Continue reading Latin America Challenge: This Summer, Take the Road Less Traveled

ISA at 25 Interviews: Savoring the ‘Moments’ of Leading ISA Granada

Each week we will be featuring interviews with ISA staff members as part of our 25th Anniversary. This week we’re talking to Dr. Marisa Revelles Moyano, Resident Director of ISA Granada, Spain. Marisa has been with ISA since 2007. What do you do here at ISA? As the Resident Director at the ISA Granada office, I basically supervise everything that “moves” in the office. There are 10 of us here, and I oversee all aspects of on-site operations in Granada so I manage the finances, interview and screen prospective employees for the office and attend ISA Director meetings in Spain … Continue reading ISA at 25 Interviews: Savoring the ‘Moments’ of Leading ISA Granada

ISA at 25 Interviews: Executive Vice President of European Operations – Chicho’s Story

Each week we will be featuring interviews with ISA staff members as part of our 25th Anniversary. This week we’re talking to Ángel “Chicho” Eguilúz Pacheco, Executive Vice President of European Operations, who is based out of the ISA Sevilla Office. Chicho has been with ISA since 1997.What do you do here at ISA? While I am based out of the ISA Sevilla Office, my main duty is to coordinate different offices in Europe. There are two coordination lines: one has to do with the offices, sharing information that is relevant to every site and the other one that has … Continue reading ISA at 25 Interviews: Executive Vice President of European Operations – Chicho’s Story