Meet the Summer 2013 Featured Bloggers

Congratulations to the 2013 Summer Bloggers! Keep up with this summer’s stellar storytellers on the ISA Student Blog. Last First City University Williams Jessie Barcelona The College of Saint Rose DeVeau Claire Barranquilla Hope College Vance Hannah Barranquilla Colorado State University Hayes Katie Buenos Aires Texas Tech University Landavazo Alejandra Buenos Aires San Diego State University Benevides Victor Cusco University of Notre Dame Maher Sarah Cusco Southern Illinois University McDonald Hannah Florence Emporia State University Fugate Janey Florianópolis Washington & Lee University Cooper Krysten London Michigan Technological University Hoganson Lyssa London Georgia College and State University Lewis Anne Meknes The … Continue reading Meet the Summer 2013 Featured Bloggers

Gol: ‘World Cup: Business, Culture and Sport’ to be Offered to ISA Brazil Students this Summer

Maddi Reising is an ISA Site Specialist for Latin America. Maddi works with students studying abroad in Brazil, Argentina and the Dominican Republic. As the stadium shakes and the crowd roars, soccer fans from around the world tremble with excitement and anticipation as the World Cup draws near.  Never dormant, enthusiasm for what has become the world’s biggest international sporting championship boils and churns like magma under the earth, ready to burst with unbridled energy and patriotism as it explodes onto the shores of Brazil in 2014.  Perfectly placed to take on the powerful yet festive spirit commanded by this … Continue reading Gol: ‘World Cup: Business, Culture and Sport’ to be Offered to ISA Brazil Students this Summer

ELAP Service Learning and Internship Application Deadlines Extended to April 5th

ISA is pleased to announce that select applications deadlines for ELAP Service Learning and Internship programs in Latin America and Morocco have been extended to April 5th. Valparaíso, Chile – Valparaiso, ELAP Summer 1 Stand-Alone: 4, 8, & 12 week Cartago, Costa Rica – Cartago, ELAP Summer 1 Stand-Alone: 8 & 12 week Santiago, Dominican Republic – Santiago, ELAP Summer 2 Stand-Alone: 4, 8, & 12 week Meknes, Morocco – Meknes, ELAP Summer 1 Stand-Alone: 4 & 6 week Cusco, Peru – Cusco, ELAP Summer 1 Stand-Alone: 4, 8, & 12 week Continue reading ELAP Service Learning and Internship Application Deadlines Extended to April 5th

Latin America Challenge: This Summer, Take the Road Less Traveled

Justin Maniar and Maddi Reising are ISA Site Specialists for Latin America. Maddi works with students studying abroad in Argentina, Brazil and the Dominican Republic. Justin works with students going to Costa Rica. Which road will you take on your journey this summer? Will you take the road… That leads to the Manzana de Jesuitica in Córdoba, Argentina, a UNESCO World Heritage site? Or that winds from Heredia through the dense Costa Rican rainforest, en route to the Arenal Volcano? Or on horseback to Jarabacoa, where you can marvel at Pico Duarte, the highest mountain in the Caribbean, while you … Continue reading Latin America Challenge: This Summer, Take the Road Less Traveled

Application Deadlines Extended for Select ISA Summer Programs

We are pleased to announce that application deadlines extended to April 1st for the following Summer 1 2013 study abroad programs: Belgium Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica Czech Republic Dominican Republic France Jordan Morocco Peru Spain Additionally, deadlines have been extended to April 5th for the remaining Summer 2013 programs listed here: San José Summer 3, 5, 8 London Summer 1, 5, 7 Paris Summer 3 & 4 Florence Summer 2 & 3 Rome Summer 1 Barcelona Summer 2&3 Granada Summer 3 Salamanca Summer 5 Florianopolis Summer 2 Lima Summer 2 Cusco Summer 3 Valparaiso Summer 3 Santiago Summer 2 … Continue reading Application Deadlines Extended for Select ISA Summer Programs

Salamanca: New Spanish Language and Internship Program Available for Summer 2013

Lindsey Wineholt is an ISA Site Specialist for Europe. Lindsey works with students studying abroad in Bilbao, Málaga, and Salamanca. Are you looking to gain both professional and academic experience in Spain this summer? Are you hoping to improve your Spanish by integrating with locals and gaining hands-on experience? ELAP, ISA’s internship division, has partnered with ISA Salamanca summer programs to offer both academic and internship opportunities on the ISA + ELAP Salamanca Summer 5 combo program! This program offers the best of both worlds by first offering courses at the prestigious University of Salamanca and then a four-week internship … Continue reading Salamanca: New Spanish Language and Internship Program Available for Summer 2013

ISA Agriculture Summer Program in Buenos Aires Still Accepting Applications

Maddi Reising is an ISA Site Specialist for Latin America. Maddi works with students studying abroad in Argentina, Brazil and the Dominican Republic. The Agriculture, Environmental Sciences & Spanish Language summer program at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) has been extended to April 5th. Participants may choose from a variety of uniquely tailored courses taught in English and also enroll in intermediate or beginning level Spanish for the Agriculture Professions. The design of the curriculum was the result of a collaboration between ISA and the University of Buenos Aires’ School of Agriculture. The complete course selection is as follows: … Continue reading ISA Agriculture Summer Program in Buenos Aires Still Accepting Applications

ISA Alumni Interview: Jada on Why Going Off the Beaten Path in Spain is Totally Worth It

Kayla Dummer is an ISA Site Specialist for Spain. Kayla works with students studying abroad in Santander, Sevilla and Valencia. What makes Santander so great, you ask? We’ve turned to and ISA Santander Alum, Jada Taylor, to share her experiences. Jada studied abroad in Santander during the Fall 2012 term. She recently graduate from North Caroline State University. Jada: “It only took one look at the ISA website to decide that Santander, Spain was the place for me. The smaller size of Santander makes it easier to learn the place and establish relationships with the locals. The landscape of the … Continue reading ISA Alumni Interview: Jada on Why Going Off the Beaten Path in Spain is Totally Worth It

6 Essential Excuses to study Paris in Paris (Guest Post by Dr. Mark Cruse)

Mark Cruse is a professor at Arizona State University, where he has been on the faculty since 2005. Dr. Cruse is leading ASU’s Urban Imagination in 19th Century Paris this summer, which will be his fourth year leading students on this program abroad. Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.” A global center for architecture, art, cinema, fashion, food and music, Paris continues to inspire and attract people from around the world. During the four-week “Urban Imagination in 19th-Century Paris” program, we not only “walk about Paris,” … Continue reading 6 Essential Excuses to study Paris in Paris (Guest Post by Dr. Mark Cruse)

The 12 Days of Custom Programs: 22 Amazing Programs Underneath the Tree

Brendan Richardson is a Program Manager in ISA‘s Custom Programs [CP] division and a contributor to ISA Today as a part of ‘The 12 Days of Custom Programs‘ Series. On the twelfth day of Christmas, ISA CP gave to me: 22 faculty-led programs underneath my tree! We hope you have enjoyed unwrapping The 12 days of Custom Programs as much as we have enjoyed compiling them for you.  Here is the list of all of our featured custom programs, but check out our website for new additions and application deadline extension!  Happy Holidays from ISA CP! Urban Imagination in 19th … Continue reading The 12 Days of Custom Programs: 22 Amazing Programs Underneath the Tree

The 12 Days of Custom Programs: International Relations

Brendan Richardson is a Program Manager in ISA‘s Custom Programs [CP] division and a contributor to ISA Today as a part of ‘The 12 Days of Custom Programs‘ Series. On the eleventh day of Christmas, ISA CP gave to me: programs for International Relations and Studies. Happy Festivus Eve!  Now that you’ve dusted off the aluminum pole and are getting ready for the annual Airing of Grievances and Feats of Strength, it’s time to start thinking seriously about studying abroad.  These ISA Custom Programs are truly Festivus miracles. Latin American Society and Politics with the University of California, San Diego … Continue reading The 12 Days of Custom Programs: International Relations

The 12 Days of Custom Programs: Energy & Sustainability

Brendan Richardson is a Program Manager in ISA‘s Custom Programs [CP] division and a contributor to ISA Today as a part of ‘The 12 Days of Custom Programs‘ Series. On the tenth day of Christmas, ISA CP gave to me: programs to help keep me eco-friendly Santa Claus was “green” before it was cool; he’s used reindeer to deliver presents to the children of the world for centuries now.  By participating in this ISA Custom Program, students will examine how Europe and North Africa will generate solar power for millions of people. Energy, Sustainability, and Development in Morocco and Spain … Continue reading The 12 Days of Custom Programs: Energy & Sustainability