Unique Custom Programs That Will Inspire Your Own Faculty-Led Program

ISA Custom Programs collaborated with U.S. partner institutions to run over 125 faculty-led programs this spring and summer in a variety of academic fields. Here are several recent programs that demonstrate how studying abroad brings academics to life through real-world international experiences. Get … Continue reading Unique Custom Programs That Will Inspire Your Own Faculty-Led Program

Weekend Trips to do While Studying in India

By Cori Cummings, ISA India Site Specialist

Part of your experience as a student who is studying abroad is the opportunity to travel while being on an academic program. India’s vast diversity of people, religions and geographic landscape means there’s endless weekend travel opportunities for students on the ISA Hyderabad program.

Here’s some tips of things you may not have thought to bring, and suggestions of what to see where to stay!

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City Discovery: Fire, Food and Culture Come Together in Valencia

Discover Valencia!

Founded as a Roman colony in 138 B.C., Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and has one of the largest historic centers in the country. Valencia is also the birthplace of Paella! There are many different versions of the dish, but one of the most popular is the Paella Valenciana which is made with rice, beans, artichokes, rabbit, snails and chicken.

Don’t miss these unforgettable Discovery Compass activities in Valencia…

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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: What You Didn’t Know About Barranquilla, Colombia

As part of the 2015 City Discovery Series, each week ISA will showcase a different location in which we have study abroad programs by highlighting the five parts of the Discovery Compass: Intercultural, Historical, Sociopolitical, Professional and Environmental. 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 Barranquilla!

Did you know that Barranquilla is home to the second largest Carnival celebration in the world? It takes place every year and is set to take place this year from February 14 – 17.

Barranquilla is home to some of Colombia’s most famous people, including Sofía Vergara, from the popular US television show, Modern Family, as well as the famous singer, Shakira. Shakira, who is highly involved charity, had a 15 foot statue of herself dedicated to her in Barranquilla by fans before a charity concert in 2006.

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