ISA Pay It Forward: Funding Sustainable Projects Around the World

  What is the ISA Pay It Forward program? Great Question. ISA’s Pay It Forward program is a grant fund that supports ongoing sustainable development projects that aim to develop innovative and practical solutions for communities around the world. Grants … Continue reading ISA Pay It Forward: Funding Sustainable Projects Around the World

#ISA Green: Sustainability Efforts Across the Globe

Maddi Reising is a Site Specialist for Argentina, Brazil and the Dominican Republic and a member of the ISA Green Team. This is the second post in a four-part series on sustainability and study abroad. ISA is committed to sustainability both at home and abroad. Whether we are preparing the office garden for a new season, biking to work, turning the compost, taking out the recycling or managing carbon offsets for each outgoing student flight, we continue to strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Our actions at ISA Austin are just a small component of our global commitment … Continue reading #ISA Green: Sustainability Efforts Across the Globe

15 Game-Changing Custom Programs

ISA’s Custom Programs division is celebrating its 15th year in service to U.S. universities for their faculty-led and partnerships study abroad programming. Join us for this series of 15 things as you imagine, develop, and implement your own custom programs abroad. 1. Arizona State University Sustainability in Morocco and Spain ASU’s Sustainable Development across the Mediterranean in Spain and Morocco takes students on a slam dunk of a trip through the historic cities and diverse countryside of Morocco and Spain to understand the political and social context of sustainable development and energy transitions. As a part of this ISA custom … Continue reading 15 Game-Changing Custom Programs

15 Ways to Give Back While Abroad

ISA’s Custom Programs division is celebrating its 15th year in service to U.S. universities for their faculty-led and partnerships study abroad programming. Join us for this series of 15 things as you imagine, develop, and implement your own custom programs abroad. 1. University of Tulsa visit with local elderly and practice their Spanish and at a local art exhibit. 2. ISA Amman students visit the Zikra Initiative to learn new skills from locals in the marginalized Jordanian community of Ghor al Mazra’a, therefore contributing to a sustainable income and genuine intercultural understanding. 3. ISA-ELAP participants tutor local students in an … Continue reading 15 Ways to Give Back While Abroad

Morocco: Leading the Way Toward Sustainability

  Michael Stewart is an ISA Site Specialist for North Africa, Asia and the Middle East.  Michael works with students studying abroad in Morocco, India and Jordan. “Convinced of the vital importance of protecting and preserving the environment, and having realized at an early stage—thanks to its geographical location—the potential impact of climate change, my country resolutely opted for sustainable development which, needless to say, goes hand in hand with human development.” King Mohammad VI of Morocco. In Morocco, the economy and the environment are closely linked, with more than 40% of the people surviving off agriculture and millions more … Continue reading Morocco: Leading the Way Toward Sustainability

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: 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