Handmade Goods Highlight – Proyecto Mantay

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. This product was handcrafted by young mothers who live at Casa Mantay in Cusco, Peru. The Mantay workshop’s aim is to create jobs for young mothers so that they are able to attain financial independence and social inclusion, while looking after their son or daughter. 100% of their profits go … Continue reading Handmade Goods Highlight – Proyecto Mantay

Handmade Goods Highlight – Wire & Bead African Animals

Head to your local study abroad fair this fall for a chance to win a basket of handcrafted artisan goods from all over the world! These handmade items come from some of ISA’s service-learning locations where students have the opportunity to take classes abroad while they work on the front lines to enrich and support local communities. These special prizes will be raffled off during your campus study abroad fair, so keep an eye out for the ISA booth! Zimbabwe-born Richard Tityiwe became a crafter when he turned a hobby into his full-time occupation. The variety and quality of his … Continue reading Handmade Goods Highlight – Wire & Bead African Animals

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

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

ISA at Study Abroad Fairs: 10/1/12 – 10/13/12

Here’s where ISA’s University Relations Representatives will be the next couple of weeks: 10/1/12 – Capital University 10/1/12 – Texas Woman’s University 10/2/12 – Kennesaw State University 10/2/12 – Marygrove College 10/2/12 – Old Dominion University 10/2/12 – Sonoma State University 10/2/12 – Texas A&M International University 10/2/12 – Western Michigan University 10/2/12 – Worcester State University 10/3/12 – Manhattan College 10/3/12 – Mississippi State University 10/3/12 – Plymouth State University 10/3/12 – Rhode Island College 10/3/12 – University of Cincinnati 10/3/12 – University of North Texas 10/3/12 – University of Wisconsin, Parkside 10/3/12 – West Virginia University 10/4/12 – … Continue reading ISA at Study Abroad Fairs: 10/1/12 – 10/13/12

ISA at Study Abroad Fairs: 9/17 – 9/29

Bethel University – 9/17/12 College of Charleston – 9/17/12 Drake University 09/17/12 Ohio University – 9/17/12 Oklahoma City University – 9/17/12 Trinity University – 9/17/12 University of South Alabama – 9/17/12 Chatham University – 9/18/12 Lasell College – 9/18/12 Mary Baldwin College – 9/18/12 Miami University – 9/18/12 Rollins College – 9/18/12 Southwestern University – 9/18/12 University of Alabama – 9/18/12 University of Iowa 09/18/12 University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth – 9/18/12 Minnesota State University, Mankato – 9/18/12 University of Tulsa – 9/18/12 University of Wyoming – 9/18/12 Valparaiso University – 9/18/12 Wake Forest University – 9/18/12 Western Carolina University – … Continue reading ISA at Study Abroad Fairs: 9/17 – 9/29

ISA at 25 Interviews: A Resident Director Takes Things Stateside as a University Relations Representative

Each week we will be featuring interviews with ISA staff members as part of our 25th Anniversary. This week we’re talking to Raquel Ramírez Cervera, Spain-U.S. Liaison for University Relations. Raquel has been with ISA since 2002. What do you do here at ISA? I am the University Relations Representative for NAFSA Region VIII (Virginia, West Virginia, DC, Delaware and Maryland). I have just completed my M.A. in Public Relations and Communication from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) in Spain. Additionally, ISA is giving me the opportunity to put in practice what I have learned, as I have most … Continue reading ISA at 25 Interviews: A Resident Director Takes Things Stateside as a University Relations Representative

Where in the USA is ISA?

Our University Relations Reps have been all over the US this spring and who knows where they will show up next! If you are an ISA alumni, or looking to go on one of our upcoming programs, be sure to check your school events calendar and stop by our table at the next study abroad fair. Get your photo taken with our reps for a chance to see your face here on the ISA Today blog and our Facebook page. Here are just a few of our latest photos from ISA on the road:   Continue reading Where in the USA is ISA?

ISA at Study Abroad Fairs: 2/6 – 2/10

That groundhog may have six more weeks of cold and darkness in store for us, but don’t expect old man winter to slow our University Relations Representatives down! Here is a list of study abroad fairs we’ll be attending this week: University of Minnesota, Crookston – Abbey – 2/6/12 University of West Florida – Nick – 2/6/12 Western State College – Nannette – 2/6/12 Arizona State University – Tyson – 2/7/12 North Dakota State University – Abbey – 2/7/12 Rider University – Alvaro – 2/7/12 University of Colorado, Colorado Springs – Nannette – 2/7/12 Worcester State University – Zac – … Continue reading ISA at Study Abroad Fairs: 2/6 – 2/10

ISA at Study Abroad Fairs: 1/23 – 1/27

The Spring semester is here and at ISA that can only mean one thing! ISA’s crack team of University Relations Representatives and Student Services Representatives have already begun to fan out across the U.S. for study abroad fairs and campus visits! Here’s where we are this week. If you don’t see your school on here yet, just sit tight! It’s only January and we’re excited to hit the road for another great semester! Central Washington University Fair – Staci – 1/23/12 University of Utah Fair – Courtney D & Courtney Q – 1/24/12 Washington State University – Staci – 1/24/12 … Continue reading ISA at Study Abroad Fairs: 1/23 – 1/27

Where will ISA Abroad travel this week?

Want to learn more about studying abroad with ISA? Visit our tables at an upcoming study abroad fair! ISA Reps have traveled to over 150 study abroad fairs across the country so far this fall, but we’re nowhere near done yet. Here’s where we’ll be this week: ISA Study Abroad Fairs:October 3- 14th Capital University (Angela) – 10/3/11 Rhode Island College (Zac) – 10/3/11 University of California, Santa Barbara (Andrew) – 10/3/11 Kennesaw State University (Kevin) – 10/4/11 Old Dominion University (Raquel) – 10/4/11 Otterbein University (Angela) – 10/4/11 University of California, Los Angeles (Andrew) – 10/4/11 Worcester State University … Continue reading Where will ISA Abroad travel this week?