One of ISA’s longest tenured staff members anywhere in the world, Michelle McRaney has been part of the ISA family for over 20 years and has helped students going to Lima have the best semester of their lives. Learn more … Continue reading Staff Spotlight: Michelle McRaney – ISA Lima Resident Director
By Maddie Townsend, ISA Program Manager; Svaja Pakalniskis, Site Specialist, Argentina and Costa Rica; and Eric Mackintosh, Director, Academic Resources and Assessment Art lovers, foodies, and night owls, welcome! Latin America isn’t just beautiful natural landscapes, it’s also home to modern … Continue reading Best of Latin America – Arts & Entertainment
By: Nicole Salerno, Program Advisor Almost ten years later after I studied abroad in Chile, and then Peru, it’s hard to quantify what those experiences have meant to me. When you study abroad so much is going on- the semester flies by, … Continue reading Why Studying Abroad Still Matters a Decade Later
By Alan Thompson, ISA Site Specialist What better way to prepare for a career in health than to study medical Spanish and gain professional experience in Latin America this summer? Which city might be the best fit for you? Buenos … Continue reading 3 Great Places to Study Health Sciences in Latin America
There were some great articles written by ISA staff and posted on ISA Today in 2017. As the year comes to a close, here’s a look back at 10 of the most popular posts. 1.) 5 Things You Probably Don’t Know … Continue reading ISA Today’s Top 10 Posts of 2017
By Danny Gibbons, ISA Lima Academic Coordinator One of the most interesting things about living in Lima is that it’s next to the ocean. You don’t find many cities with over 9 million people sitting next to the sea! This … Continue reading What’s So Special About Lima?
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
By Madeline Townsend, ISA Latin America Program Manager I currently work at ISA as a Latin America Program Manager, but my time with ISA first started as a student. As an undergrad, I decided to enhance my Spanish and Global … Continue reading 5 Things You’ll Learn Outside of the Classroom in Lima
By Troy Stiles, ISA Marketing Communications Manager Let’s be honest. I’m not going back to school. I’ve written enough term papers and worked on enough group projects to realize that I’m happy to not have to do that anymore. At … Continue reading 6 Places I Wish I Would Have Studied Abroad
Considered to be one of the most important centers of finance and industry in Latin America, Lima, Peru has recently become a popular destination for investors, politicians, foodies and international students. ISA has programs at three different universities in Lima, … Continue reading Exploring Lima: A Small Taste of Why Lima has the Perfect Peruvian Programs
Food in Lima
While many of Lima’s stately manors have given way to glass-enclosed apartment buildings, high-rise business towers and hotels, at least one part of Peruvian culture is returning to its roots: the cuisine. Lima natives — Limeños — are obsessed with food. A documentary Cooking Up Dreams (De Ollas y Sueños) profiles the emergence of Peru’s national cuisine on the world stage.
Lima is a special city for a number of reasons! Despite being one of the biggest cities in Latin America, Lima is composed of 43 districts which provide visitors an opportunity to explore all of the great characteristics that make up each distinct piece of the city. Lima, although built in the desert, is known as the “Garden City,” as it has one of the largest fountain parks in the world! Continue reading “City Discovery: The Many Facets of Lima”
Lima is incredibly special for a number of reasons. Venture off on a scavenger hunt with us as we show you some of the hidden treasures in the popular Lima neighborhoods of Barranco and Mira Flores. 1) Visit the Inca Market and ask for an Ekeko. An Ekeko is a symbol of good fortune. Originating in the pre-Columbian civilization, the Ekeko is known as the god of prosperity. The Ekeko is typically a mustachioed man dressed in traditional Andean garments, accompanied by bags and baskets full of food, money, household objects, and other items that signify a prosperous life both … Continue reading 9 Things Not to Miss in Lima