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

City Discovery: Salamanca and Spain’s Oldest University

Salamanca is home to the University of Salamanca, founded in 1218, the oldest university in Spain and one of the oldest in Europe. The University is full of legends, including the legend of the Lucky Frog. If you find the frog, which is carved onto the façade of the University of Salamanca, you will have good luck throughout your studies!

Salamanca is the only Spanish provincial capital city with two active cathedrals—the New Cathedral, built between the 16th and 18th centuries, and the Old Cathedral, built between the 12th and 14th centuries.

Don’t miss these Discovery activities in Salamanca

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New Salamanca Summer Volunteer Teaching Program

Are you an education major or a student interested in a volunteer opportunity over the summer? Do you want to try something new and meet local Spaniards? Would you like to be able to practice your Spanish more while abroad? Would you like to be involved in the community during your study abroad experience? Continue reading “New Salamanca Summer Volunteer Teaching Program”

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

Give Back While Abroad – New Volunteer Opportunities Available in Salamanca

  ISA is pleased to announce a new Volunteer Teaching Certificate Program in Salamanca, Spain. Beginning Fall 2014, participants enrolled in an ISA Salamanca semester, trimester or academic year program will be able to volunteer at a public bilingual school for approximately four hours each week. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a certificate from the Spanish Ministry of Education and from ISA indicating their successful completion of volunteer hours. In addition to the program listed above, there are many other volunteer opportunities in Salamanca. Any student truly interested in volunteering while in Salamanca can work with the … Continue reading Give Back While Abroad – New Volunteer Opportunities Available in Salamanca

5 Reasons to Spend Your Summer in Salamanca

Lindsey Wineholt is an ISA Site Specialist for Spain. Lindsey works with students studying abroad in Madrid and Salamanca. Considered by many to be the quintessential study abroad location, Salamanca’s winding streets, historic Renaissance architecture, delicious tapas restaurants and welcoming locals invite newcomers to feel right at home. Don’t believe me? Well, here are 5 reasons why you should: 1. Study at the same university as Christopher Columbus – In 1486, Christopher Columbus, before discovering the Americas, spent a year at the University of Salamanca working on studies in astronomy. As an ISA student, you will take classes in the … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Spend Your Summer in Salamanca

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

Spring 2014 ISA Scholarship Winners Announced – Congratulations!

We are pleased to announce the 2014 Spring/Winter semester ISA Scholarship winners! ISA Diversity Scholarships: Adrian Center, Xavier University, Santiago Spring 1 Nancy Ngo, Soka University of America, Granada Spring 2A Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship Winners: Dustin Abnos, Kansas State University, Barcelona Spring 3 Nadia Elamin, Chatham University, Amman Spring 4 Kristen Grewe, University of Kentucky, Florianopolis Spring 1 Katharine Hale, Luther College, Paris Spring 2B Samuel Hulsey, Middle Tennessee State University, Cusco Spring 2 Ana Lanfranchi, The College of New Jersey, Buenos Aires Spring 3 Nadia Marrakchi, Colorado State University, Amman Spring 1 Michaela Miller, Metropolitan State … Continue reading Spring 2014 ISA Scholarship Winners Announced – Congratulations!