Table Mountain in South Africa.

10 Instagram-Worthy Picnic Spots From Around the World You Need to Visit When You Study Abroad

By Kaitlyn Webster, Marketing Associate Panoramic views and scenic photo-ops await you at these ten instagrammable picnic spots around the world. Whether you’re currently abroad or planning a trip, be sure to put these photogenic picnic destinations on your study … Continue reading 10 Instagram-Worthy Picnic Spots From Around the World You Need to Visit When You Study Abroad

Where to Go To Meet “Gatos” in Madrid

By Graham Cruise – ISA Spain Site Specialist   Many myths exist to explain why the people of Madrid are referred to as gatos (cats). The most common answer dates back to 1085AD, when Alfonso VI and his soldiers tried to scale the giant wall that originally surrounded present-day Madrid. As the story goes, one young soldier, very quick and agile, ran towards the wall, pounced with a bounding leap, and scaled to the top. As he scrambled up the wall someone yelled, “He looks like a cat!”, and somehow, the name stuck. No one knows if this is truth … Continue reading Where to Go To Meet “Gatos” in Madrid

Study Abroad Tips: How to Stay Cool in Madrid this Summer

Lindsey Wineholt is an ISA Site Specialist for Spain. Lindsey works with students studying abroad in Madrid and Salamanca. One of the most beautiful capital cities in Europe, Madrid is not only known for its quaint cafes, world-famous museums and vibrant culture, but also for its warm and sunny summers. While studying abroad in the Madrileño sunhine will keep you nice and toasty, you may find yourself searching for shade. Luckily, Madrid offers many refreshing respites from those warm and steamy days, from a day by the coast to a trip to the local park. 1. Excursion to Santander – … Continue reading Study Abroad Tips: How to Stay Cool in Madrid this Summer

Summer in the City: Madrid, Spain

Raquel Ramírez Cervera is an ISA Site Specialist for Spain and the U.S. Liaison for University Relations. Raquel works with students studying abroad in Málaga, Madrid, and Granada. Madrid is a city of purpose and there is no better time to experience the pulse of Madrid than in the summer. Aside from its open markets, museums, mouth watering tapas, and mild temperatures, here are a few more reasons Madrid the ideal location to study abroad this summer. 1) Fun in the sun!  Imagine relaxing in plazas, parks and sprawling green spaces leisurely nessled  in this beautiful modern city of 3 … Continue reading Summer in the City: Madrid, Spain

The 12 Days of Custom Programs: International Relations

Brendan Richardson is a Program Manager in ISA‘s Custom Programs [CP] division and a contributor to ISA Today as a part of ‘The 12 Days of Custom Programs‘ Series. On the eleventh day of Christmas, ISA CP gave to me: programs for International Relations and Studies. Happy Festivus Eve!  Now that you’ve dusted off the aluminum pole and are getting ready for the annual Airing of Grievances and Feats of Strength, it’s time to start thinking seriously about studying abroad.  These ISA Custom Programs are truly Festivus miracles. Latin American Society and Politics with the University of California, San Diego … Continue reading The 12 Days of Custom Programs: International Relations

ISA at 25: Carrying the “Spirit of ISA” to Barcelona – A Resident Director’s Story

Each week we will be featuring an ISA staff member on ISA Today as part of our 25th Anniversary. This week we’re talking to Manuel Urí Martín, Resident Director of ISA Barcelona Programs. Tell us a little bit about your background, and how you came to work for ISA as Resident Director in Barcelona. I’ve been a teacher for Spanish and foreign students in different universities in Spain, France and Canada. When I was working in Sevilla, ISA’s Vice President of European Operations Angel Ángel Eguilúz Pacheco proposed to me to become ISA Resident Director in Madrid, where I stayed … Continue reading ISA at 25: Carrying the “Spirit of ISA” to Barcelona – A Resident Director’s Story

Nine ISAabroad Spain Offices Give Back Through Community Service

To expand on International Studies Abroad’s (ISA) 25th year in the field of international education, students and resident staff at nine International Studies Abroad Spain offices gathered together to give back to local communities all over the country. From raising awareness to gathering food donations to planting trees, ISA prides itself on our many volunteer projects, and we thank everyone for their time and efforts! ISA Students Spend Time Volunteering Throughout Spain ISA Salamanca In collaboration with the University of Salamanca’s office of Green Initiatives, ISA Salamanca helped: Create signage for bike parking at the university Develop a public service … Continue reading Nine ISAabroad Spain Offices Give Back Through Community Service

New Faculty Seminars In Salamanca and Madrid

In March 2012, ISA will begin hosting seminars abroad for faculty members. The seminars will vary by topic and location, and focus on lectures by invited presenters and experts in the field related to the seminar theme. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about the curriculum at ISA host universities on location. For the inaugural faculty seminar taking place March 12- 24th, Spanish faculty members are invited to meet in Salamanca, home to ISA’s first study abroad program in 1987. In Salamanca participants will attend lectures on the rise of the new Humanism, tour the University of … Continue reading New Faculty Seminars In Salamanca and Madrid