Top 5 Ways to Study Abroad in Málaga and Become Like One of the Locals

By Heidi Doerr, ISA Málaga Resident Director 1. Stay Active Get outside and go for a long walk on the Malagueta promenade or at “Muelle Uno” (the commercial port)! Every day there are loads of Malagueños running, walking, riding bikes, you name … Continue reading Top 5 Ways to Study Abroad in Málaga and Become Like One of the Locals

Calling All – Outdoor Enthusiasts: Surf, Swim, or Hike around the Globe in these ISA Locations!

 By ISA Staff, Caroline Tosbath and Kendra Ansotigue There are those of us who live for adventure or those of us who simply love the great outdoors. For some, that means reading a good book at the beach, mountain biking … Continue reading Calling All – Outdoor Enthusiasts: Surf, Swim, or Hike around the Globe in these ISA Locations!

Calling All – Small City Wanderers: Experience the Quaint Comfort of these ISA Locations

By Caroline Tosbath and Kendra Ansotigue, ISA staff Last week we highlighted some of the more metropolitan ISA locations. Now it’s time to give some love to the smaller ISA cities that provide culture and excitement without all the hustle and … Continue reading Calling All – Small City Wanderers: Experience the Quaint Comfort of these ISA Locations

Photo by ISA Student Adrianne Ciuba

City Discovery: The Many Cultures of Malaga

Discover Malaga

Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world, having been founded  around 770 B.C. by the Phoenicians. Throughout the centuries, the city has been ruled by a handful of different groups including the Phoenicians, Byzantines, Romans, Moors and Christians. Because of this, the city is filled with diverse cultural infrastructure.

Speaking of infrastructure, while the city itself is only the sixth largest in Spain, the Malaga Airport is the third largest in the country, behind only the airports in Madrid, Barcelona. So, students who travel to and from Malaga will have an easy connection to other major destinations across Spain and Europe.

Malaga is also the capital of the Costa del Sol and is filled with some of Spain’s greatest beaches!

Don’t miss these Discovery Compass activities in Malaga!

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Interview with a Málaga local!

By Graham Cruise, ISA Site Specialist for Spain

Trying to better understand the numerous summer activities that Málaga has to offer, I decided to get in touch with Málaga local and ISA Assistant Director, Iker Villamarin, to see what he could share about his town.

Here’s what I was able to uncover about Iker and Málaga…

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ISA Announces New Courses in English for Málaga Summer Program

  Stephanie Casas is an ISA Site Specialist for Spain. Stephanie works with students studying abroad in Bilbao, Granada and Málaga. If you are looking for beaches and sunshine this summer, look no further! Spend your summer enjoying the beautiful Costa del Sol and the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean while studying abroad in Málaga. Sample fresh seafood, shop in bustling markets and meet the welcoming Andalusian locals in this gorgeous coastal city, all while taking classes at the University of Málaga. The university’s Center for Cursos de Español Para Extranjeros, where you will be taking classes, is located … Continue reading ISA Announces New Courses in English for Málaga Summer Program

ISA Sites Around the Globe Celebrate Community Service Day

Community Service around the Globe Each semester ISA sites around the world organize a community service day for students.  This serves as a time for students to give back to the community where they live and develop a closer connection with locals.  Here’s a few of the great activities that students were involved in this fall 2013 semester in ISA sites near and far. Brussels, Belgium ISA partnered with an organization called Serve the City to visit with Afghan refugees who are currently taking temporary shelter at a local church.  ISA students and staff provided them with hot drinks and … Continue reading ISA Sites Around the Globe Celebrate Community Service Day

15 Surprisingly Budget-Friendly Sites for Your Custom Program

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. 1. Barranquilla, Colombia Every Sunday, spend the day with friends and locals by participating in Ciclovía: five hours when city streets nationwide are closed to cars but open to bicyclists, pedestrians, and joggers nationwide. 2. Belfast, Northern Ireland As a host to many literary and film festivals and events, take the road less traveled by most tourists to Belfast, … Continue reading 15 Surprisingly Budget-Friendly Sites for Your Custom Program

ISA Announces New January Term Options in Chile, Italy, France and Spain

ISA is pleased to be able to offer several new January Term/Winter Session study abroad programs in Europe and Latin America beginning in 2014. Students can enroll in the stand-alone January program or do so as a precursor to a regular semester program. Students looking to enroll in more than one course ought to consider applying to an Intensive Month session instead. Valparaiso, Chile The three-week Spanish Language and Chilean Culture J-Term program at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso accommodates students at the intermediate and advanced Spanish language levels who hold a 2.5 GPA. Students will enroll in Spanish … Continue reading ISA Announces New January Term Options in Chile, Italy, France and Spain

Get Outside the Library: Top 5 Places to Hit the Books in Málaga

By Lindsey Wineholt, former ISA Málaga Site Specialist A typical dilemma for ISA Málaga, Spain students: You need to finish your homework, but you want to go out and explore the city. I typically tell students, why not do both? While the University of Málaga’s library offers a quiet and relaxed place to study, there are plenty of other locations within the city of Málaga that allow students to catch some rays while also catching up on some reading. Here’s a list of the top 5 places to study (excluding the library) that I recommend to students in Málaga: 1. Café Con … Continue reading Get Outside the Library: Top 5 Places to Hit the Books in Málaga

The 12 Days of Custom Programs: 22 Amazing Programs Underneath the Tree

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 twelfth day of Christmas, ISA CP gave to me: 22 faculty-led programs underneath my tree! We hope you have enjoyed unwrapping The 12 days of Custom Programs as much as we have enjoyed compiling them for you.  Here is the list of all of our featured custom programs, but check out our website for new additions and application deadline extension!  Happy Holidays from ISA CP! Urban Imagination in 19th … Continue reading The 12 Days of Custom Programs: 22 Amazing Programs Underneath the Tree