Handmade Goods Highlight – Moroccan Amazigh Rug

Stop by your college’s study abroad fair this fall for a chance to win a basket of handmade goods from artisans all over the world, courtesy of ISA. These special baskets contain products made in ISA service-learning locations, where students can take classes and volunteer their time to make a real difference in communities around the globe. Keep an eye out for the ISA booth at your campus study abroad fair for a chance to win a basket of prizes you won’t find anywhere else! These rugs are handmade by an Amazigh woman named Khadija Elhakaoui, from the Atlas Zayane … Continue reading Handmade Goods Highlight – Moroccan Amazigh Rug

Magical Meknes: Diving Deeper with Service – Learning

By Megan Kane, ISA Internships and Service-Learning Outreach Coordinator From exploring the labyrinthine of Medina to sipping on mint tea in quaint plazas, there are endless ways to connect with the city known as the “Versailles of Morocco”. Aside from … Continue reading Magical Meknes: Diving Deeper with Service – Learning

ISA Service-Learning Community Partner Honors the Al-Amal Association on International Women’s Day

 In honor of International Women’s Day, ISA would like to celebrate the Al-Amal Association, one of our ISA Service-Learning community partner organizations in Meknes, Morocco. The Al-Amal Association for Development and Training was founded in 2007 by Salwa Jabli, an amazing Moroccan woman … Continue reading ISA Service-Learning Community Partner Honors the Al-Amal Association on International Women’s Day

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

Two ISA Students Awarded Prestigious Boren Scholarship for Study in Jordan and Morocco

Katie Davis is the Financial Aid & Student Services Coordinator at ISA. ISA would like to recognize the two students awarded the Boren Scholarship for study in North Africa and the Middle East. Congratulations to both of you! Boren Scholarship Winners: James B., University of North Carolina Wilmington, Amman Summer + Fall Tandra M., Middle Tennessee State University, Meknes Academic Year   Continue reading Two ISA Students Awarded Prestigious Boren Scholarship for Study in Jordan and Morocco

15 Ways to Tailor 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. Focus your cultural activities and local tours on your curriculum. For your architecture studio in Paris, visit the Château de Chenonceau with an experienced guide who can speak to its innovation through the Renaissance through the Age of Enlightenment. 2. Contract a local instructor to teach a custom course. You can provide the course syllabus, or we can … Continue reading 15 Ways to Tailor Your Custom Program

Morocco: Why You Should Choose this Affordable and Welcoming Gateway

Michael Stewart is an ISA Site Specialist for Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.  Michael works with students studying abroad in Morocco, India and Jordan. Morocco’s natural beauty captures something timeless and almost indescribable in the imagination of all who visit.  From the eternal dunes of the Sahara, to the snowy peaks of the Atlas mountains, the natural landscape of this stunning North African country truly offers something for everyone.  Inspiring the likes of famed intellectuals and artists like Tennessee Williams, William Burroughs and Jimi Hendrix, as well as the adventurous study abroad student, Morocco remains a welcoming destination … Continue reading Morocco: Why You Should Choose this Affordable and Welcoming Gateway