Handmade Goods Highlight – Bamboo Pens

This fall we will be providing baskets of handmade items to some of our university partners to raffle off during study abroad fairs. The items come from local artisans in locations in which ISA hosts Service Learning programs. Keep an eye out for these at your campus study abroad fair. Señor Milton – Arte Tropical Eco friendly art and decor. A native of San Jose, Costa Rica, Milton Salazar Rivera was looking for a job change in 1999. Almost accidentally, he came upon the world of crafts. Without having any previous experience, he started trying to create different types of products and … Continue reading Handmade Goods Highlight – Bamboo Pens

Best of Latin America – Academics 

By Alan Thompson, Site Specialist, Colombia, Peru and Dominican Republic; Kim Sarna, Geographic Oversight Manager, Latin America; Svaja Pakalniskis, Site Specialist, Argentina and Costa Rica;  Madeline Hume, Program Manager, Chile and Costa Rica; and Johanna Alvarado, Associate Director While we hope that you’ll take away valuable outside … Continue reading Best of Latin America – Academics 

The 5 Most Affordable Study Abroad Programs in Latin America

By Maddie Townsend, Program Manager for Peru, Brazil and Dominican Republic Wanting to spend a full semester abroad, but don’t want to break the bank? Check out these 5 cost-effective programs. 1) Brazil At just $7,950, the ISA Florianópolis fall program is the most … Continue reading The 5 Most Affordable Study Abroad Programs in Latin America

#ThrowbackThursday: 5 Ways to (re)Discover the Beauty of San Jose, Costa Rica

Market in San Jose, Costa Rica
Photo by ISA Student Nicole Divila

As colder temperatures settle into much of the northern hemisphere, we’ve been dreaming of escaping to the warmer, milder climes of the world and Costa Rica seems like just the place.

In this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday, we take you back to a great post from September, 2011 that will help illuminate the beauty of the Costa Rican capitol city of San Jose.

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Application Due Dates Extended for Select Fall Programs in Costa Rica

ISA is pleased to announce that application due dates have been extended to July 10th, 2014 for the following programs in Costa Rica: Heredia, Costa Rica Fall 1 – Business, Spanish Language, Latin American Studies & Courses with Locals Heredia, Costa Rica Fall 2 – Business, Spanish Language, Latin American Studies & Courses with Locals (Fall 1 + ELAP internship) Heredia, Costa Rica Academic Year 1 – Business, Spanish Language, Latin American Studies & Courses with Locals San Jose, Costa Rica Fall 2A – Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies San Jose, Costa Rica Fall 2B – Spanish Language, … Continue reading Application Due Dates Extended for Select Fall Programs in Costa Rica

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

ISA-ELAP Announces New Service-Learning and Internship Programs Beginning 2014

ISA’s service-learning and internship division, ELAP, is excited to announce the launch of several new locations beginning spring 2014. The following locations will offer a variety of program options and placement types: Amman, Jordan: Refugee Camp Community Center, Internet Radio Station, International Development Foundation Florence, Italy: Café and Wine Bar, FiveStar Hotel, Art Gallery, International Development NGO Santo Domigo, Dominican Republic: Orphanage and Learning Center, International Humanitarian and Development Organization, School for the Blind, At-Risk Youth Development Organization. Valencia, Spain: Centers for Senior Citizens, Associations for Disabilities, Transitional Shelter for Women and Children, Animal Protection Agency, Children’s Health Foundation, International … Continue reading ISA-ELAP Announces New Service-Learning and Internship Programs Beginning 2014

Top 10 Ways to Live “la Pura Vida” while Studying Abroad in Costa Rica

Justin Maniar is a Senior Site Specialist for Latin America. Justin works with students studying abroad in Costa Rica. Costa Ricans or Ticos as they’re colloquially known, have been described as some of the happiest people on the planet.  Friendly and environmentally conscious, Ticos know how to enjoy life in the beautiful country they call home. In Costa Rica, this attitude is summed up in one phrase,  “pura vida,” literally translated as “pure life.” Here are ten ways you can experience “la pura vida” during your semester studying (or interning!) in Costa Rica: 1) Ziplining– Soar through the dense rainforest … Continue reading Top 10 Ways to Live “la Pura Vida” while Studying Abroad in Costa Rica

ISA Application Deadline Extended for Select Latin America Programs

ISA is pleased to announce that application deadlines have been extended to July 10th for the following programs: Latin America Heredia, Fall 1 – Spanish Language, Latin American Studies & Courses with Locals Heredia, Academic Year 1 – Spanish Language, Latin American Studies & Courses with Locals San Jose, Fall 1 – Business, Spanish Language & Latin American Studies San Jose, Academic Year 1 – Business, Spanish Language & Latin American Studies San Jose, Fall 2A – Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies San Jose, Fall 2B – Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies San Jose, Fall 3 … Continue reading ISA Application Deadline Extended for Select Latin America Programs