There are many international cities that get lots of love from travelers and study abroad programs alike. But there are so many other less overrun destinations with great merits. Choose to take the path less traveled for a more unique and memorable study abroad experience–your … Continue reading Top 5 Cities to Discover for Your Next Custom 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
Faculty-led programs are becoming increasingly common as a cost-effective way for university students to study abroad. Custom Programs also serve as a shorter alternative study abroad experience for students who may not be ready to commit to a full semester … Continue reading Top 5 Essentials for Creating Your Custom Program
By Cori Cummings Students from all over the world spend their summers studying abroad in predominantly Muslim countries, such as Jordan or Morocco, where the culture as a whole observes the fast of Ramadan. Muslim and non-Muslim students alike enjoy … Continue reading 6 Ways to Observe Ramadan as a Study Abroad Student
As summer roster deadlines approach for faculty-led programs, you may be teetering on the edge of making your minimum number. By collaborating with ISA Custom Programs, not only do you get the various layers of program support, you also get … Continue reading Essential Recruiting Tips for Your Custom Program
These awesome art-focused custom programs ran during the summer of 2015 and you can use them to help you start building your successful custom arts program! Art in Tokyo Offered through University of Colorado at Denver, this program focused on Design, Illustration, … Continue reading Follow These Leads to Start Planning a Great Custom Art Program
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!
By Kevin Kelsey, ISA Student Services Advisor It is a common perception in the Western world that attempting to learn an Asian language is a daunting and intimidating task. In many cases, this perception holds true. However, Sejong the Great, … Continue reading Understanding the Korean Language
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…
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
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.
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.
Located on New Zealand’s north island, Hamilton is the largest city in the Waikato region. “Waikato” means “flowing water” in Maori and is the name of the region, the river that runs through the city, and the university. The area … Continue reading City Discovery: What You Should Know About Hamilton, New Zealand