Full Chévere: A Q&A on Life as a Study Abroad Student in Colombia

ISA Site Specialist Justin Maniar weighs in about his recent site visit to ISA’s program in Barranquilla, Colombia. Here are a few questions we posed to him to learn more about his visit to ISA’s newest site in South America. What was your favorite aspect of Colombian culture? The approach to time and to enjoying life. Not everything has to run perfectly on time and time doesn’t dictate our lives. If it takes me a little longer to get somewhere, that’s okay, because I am enjoying what I am doing in the present moment. People live in the now, instead … Continue reading Full Chévere: A Q&A on Life as a Study Abroad Student in Colombia

Study Engineering in Beautiful Barranquilla, Colombia, this Summer

Elena Sprick is an ISA Site Specialist for Belgium, Colombia and the Czech Republic. As a sign of our continued commitment to STEM majors, ISA is pleased to launch a new Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Program in Barranquilla, Colombia, beginning Summer 2014. Specially designed by the Universidad del Norte to provide a unique opportunity for STEM students during the summer, the program focuses on developing students’ technical skills in an international environment. Participants will be able to choose from a wide variety of Engineering courses instructed in English and will study alongside local students at the prestigious, ABET-accredited … Continue reading Study Engineering in Beautiful Barranquilla, Colombia, this Summer

ISA and Colombia’s Universidad del Norte Celebrate Partnership

April 4th was an exciting day for both ISA and the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia. Gustavo Artaza, President and CEO of ISA, traveled to Barranquilla to sign the official agreement of cooperation between ISA and the Uninorte. Gustavo met with Jesús Ferro Bayona, the Rector of the Universidad del Norte to discuss the agreement and complete the formal signing. In addition, Gustavo toured the university and spent some time with the ISA students studying there this semester. Check out this video of the ceremony. Continue reading ISA and Colombia’s Universidad del Norte Celebrate Partnership

6 Students Inaugurate ISA’s First Program in Barranquilla, Colombia

ISA is proud and excited to welcome our first group of students to Barranquilla, Colombia. This thrilling program introduces six students from across the U.S., to the wonders of Colombia to spend their spring semester studying at the renowned Universidad del Norte.  Students will be taking classes in both English and Spanish, using their free time to get to know the city that they will call home for the next 5 months. This week, students will complete the ISA orientation and the UNINORTE leaving next weekend to enjoy their first excursion to Cartagena, followed by the beginning of spring classes. … Continue reading 6 Students Inaugurate ISA’s First Program in Barranquilla, Colombia

Colombia: Barranquilla Named American Capital of Culture for 2013

Barranquilla was just named the American Capital of Culture for 2013. If that not enough of a reason to consider Colombia, how about 10 more reasons why ISA’s newest program location is a superb destination for study abroad? 1. Amazing ecological diversity – Colombia features an incredibly diverse ecosystem and dynamic topography. In fact, Conservation International named Colombia one of 17 “megadiverse” countries in the world. 2. Colombia is affordable – It is one of the most affordable destinations in South America. Your dollar will go far here. 3. Carnaval de Barranquilla – The gathering is one of the largest … Continue reading Colombia: Barranquilla Named American Capital of Culture for 2013