Latin America: Short-Term Programs as Diverse as Your Students

By Kimberly Sarna, Geographic Oversight Manager, Latin America, and Megan Kane, Marketing Coordinator From realities of high program costs to daily commitments to family and work, many university students feel study abroad is unattainable. Even with today’s busy, face-paced lifestyle, … Continue reading Latin America: Short-Term Programs as Diverse as Your Students

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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Spain’s Unique Summertime Beach Spots

By Graham Cruise, ISA Site Specialist As soon as the overbearingly warm summer weather begins to hit Spain, urban dwellers across the country seek refuge away from the hustle-and-bustle of city life to spend the next few months relaxing on the beach. These lesser-discovered locations will certainly not be “cerrado por vacaciones” (closed for vacation) as Spaniards flock to hit up these prime summer locales. Escaping the parade of American tourists that ravage more popular beaches, these smaller cities are perfect places to get a true Spanish experience right on the coast. 1.) Valencia: Cutting Edge. Easygoing. Mediterranean. Gandia Shore! … Continue reading Spain’s Unique Summertime Beach Spots

City Discovery: Spanish Royalty’s Seaside Spot is Santander

The 2015 City Discovery Series will showcase one of ISA’s program locations each week. Facts about each location and Discovery Compass activity examples will be given, highlighting the areas of Intercultural, Historical, Sociopolitical, Professional and Environmental discovery. The Discovery Compass aims to help students have the best possible study abroad experience by helping them to gain a better understanding of the local environment, customs and people through a variety of experiences.

Discover Santander!

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Surfing, Hiking and Eating: Why You Should be in Santander This Summer

Surfing in Santander

By Graham Cruise, ISA Spain Site Specialist

This summer, drop into Santander to surf some of Spain’s most radical waves, cross Cantabria’s labyrinthine hiking trails, and nosh on succulent mariscos and pescados pulled right from the Bay of Biscay!
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9 Myths about Studying Abroad in Latin America, Debunked!

Myth 1: Studying abroad is too expensive Fact: Many students believe that studying abroad will cost them an arm and a leg, but with research and motivation, you will find a program that doesn’t break the bank. Latin America is a low cost destination to study if you are on a tight budget and according to the Travel’s South & Central American Backpacker Index for 2014, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama and Costa Rica are ranked the top five cheapest countries in Latin America. Students can use Financial Aid and outside scholarships to help pay for their study abroad experience with … Continue reading 9 Myths about Studying Abroad in Latin America, Debunked!

Sevilla at its Best: A Walking tour through Spain’s ‘City of Towers’

Kayla Dummer is an ISA Site Specialist for Spain.  Kayla works with students studying abroad in Valencia, Sevilla and Santander. Sevilla is a very well known city for students that study abroad. After all, when we think of “traditional Spain,” we think of flamenco, bull fighting, and delicious tapas – and those things are all characteristic of Sevilla. No need to imagine what it must be like, we’ve put together some of our favorite spots to give you a virtual tour of this amazing city! Plaza de España This is the Plaza de España, one of our favorite place in … Continue reading Sevilla at its Best: A Walking tour through Spain’s ‘City of Towers’

Study Abroad Tips: How to Stay Cool in Madrid this Summer

Lindsey Wineholt is an ISA Site Specialist for Spain. Lindsey works with students studying abroad in Madrid and Salamanca. One of the most beautiful capital cities in Europe, Madrid is not only known for its quaint cafes, world-famous museums and vibrant culture, but also for its warm and sunny summers. While studying abroad in the Madrileño sunhine will keep you nice and toasty, you may find yourself searching for shade. Luckily, Madrid offers many refreshing respites from those warm and steamy days, from a day by the coast to a trip to the local park. 1. Excursion to Santander – … Continue reading Study Abroad Tips: How to Stay Cool in Madrid this Summer

Study Engineering in Beautiful Barranquilla, Colombia, this Summer

Elena Sprick is an ISA Site Specialist for Belgium, Colombia and the Czech Republic. As a sign of our continued commitment to STEM majors, ISA is pleased to launch a new Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Program in Barranquilla, Colombia, beginning Summer 2014. Specially designed by the Universidad del Norte to provide a unique opportunity for STEM students during the summer, the program focuses on developing students’ technical skills in an international environment. Participants will be able to choose from a wide variety of Engineering courses instructed in English and will study alongside local students at the prestigious, ABET-accredited … Continue reading Study Engineering in Beautiful Barranquilla, Colombia, this Summer

Why Agricultural and Environmental Science Majors Should Study in Argentina this Summer

Maddi Reising is ISA’s Site Specialist for Argentina, Brazil, and Dominican Republic. Argentina is well known for its geographic and cultural diversity. It is comprised of seven geographical zones from the mountainous Northwest region, to the fertile Pampas, and Patagonia in the South. This biodiversity has led to a robust and thriving food production industry which places Argentina as one of most important agricultural producers in the world. They are among the top exporters of products such as beef, grapes, citrus fruits, wheat and yerba mate. From this, Argentina is renowned for its world class steak, celebrated wine, and its … Continue reading Why Agricultural and Environmental Science Majors Should Study in Argentina this Summer

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

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