Bibimbap and K-Pop: Culture and Beauty in Seoul, South Korea

By Derek Craker, ISA Alumni Relations Coordinator After studying and living in South Korea for a year, it became increasingly evident that Korean culture and business have been significantly influential around the world. Those trends you see in tech and skincare? … Continue reading Bibimbap and K-Pop: Culture and Beauty in Seoul, South Korea

ISA Internships and Service-Learning Announces New Programs in South Korea and Ireland

ISA is pleased to announce new full-time internship programs in Seoul, South Korea and Dublin, Ireland as well as full-time service-learning and study + service-learning programs in Galway, Ireland beginning in Spring 2017. ISA Internships in Seoul, South Korea Seoul is home to some of the largest tech corporations, including Samsung and LG. Internships are available in a variety of fields with an emphasis in business and marketing, social work and political science. ISA Internships in Dublin, Ireland Dublin is the political and cultural capital and center of commerce and industry. Internships are available in a variety of fields with … Continue reading ISA Internships and Service-Learning Announces New Programs in South Korea and Ireland

15 Amazing ISA CP Resident Staff: Part 1

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. ISA Cape Town – Ouma Mpela & Sarah Lowe   What is the cultural site or activity you most enjoy sharing with students? OM: The Hector Peterson museum in Soweto; it commemorates the 1976 student protest against the mandatory use of Afrikaans as a language of instruction for black schools. SL: I love going to Robben Island to … Continue reading 15 Amazing ISA CP Resident Staff: Part 1

Top Five Spring & Summer Festivals in South Korea

The blissful spring-time and summer weather in South Korea provides the perfect climate for the lavish parades of colors, and intriguing festivals that splash across the Korean Peninsula around this time every year. While it’s always fun to visit temples and explore museums, festivals are a unique way to learn about Korean culture. South Korea has many exciting festivals that offer a glimpse into a world that many would consider a journey down the “road less traveled.” Check out these five must-do festivals in South Korea this spring and summer. 5. Lotus Lantern Festival When: Around Buddha’s Birthday (May) – … Continue reading Top Five Spring & Summer Festivals in South Korea

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

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

Seoul: 5 Must-See Spots to Get Acquainted with Traditional Korea

Kimi Shao is and ISA Site Specialist for Asia.  Kimi works with students studying abroad in South Korea and China. Known for its population density which doubles that of New York City, Seoul’s dazzling skyline eagerly attracts tourists from around the world playing host to nearly half the population of the entire country. Few visitors however, know that the booming capital of South Korea hides a city of contrasts where the gleaming skyscrapers of the modern city can sometimes over shadow the traditional roots of Korean culture hidden delicately away for the adventurous traveler to stumble upon. Check out these … Continue reading Seoul: 5 Must-See Spots to Get Acquainted with Traditional Korea

Congratulations to the Spring 2013 Scholarship Winners

We are pleased to announce the ISA Spring 2013 Scholarship winners! ISA Diversity Scholarship Tahirah Dean, University of North Texas, Sevilla Spring 4 Bao Yang, Mount Mary College, Seoul Spring 1 ISA Dr. Carlos E. Casteñeda Memorial Scholarship & Correspondent Internship Opportunity Michelle Alderink, Grand Valley State University, Granada Spring 3B Angela Detweiler, Middle Tennessee State University, Santiago Spring 1 Courtney Fraley, Baldwin Wallace University, Sevilla Spring 1 Kristen Grauer, Carnegie Mellon University, Valparaíso and Viña del Mar Spring 1 Emma Lofthus, Luther College, Paris Spring 2A Katherine Martorano, Rowan University, Granada Spring 2A Samantha McCauley, Miami University, Valparaíso and … Continue reading Congratulations to the Spring 2013 Scholarship Winners