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

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

ISA Announces Study Abroad Programs in Barranquilla, Colombia

AUSTIN, Texas, August 17th – International Studies Abroad (ISA), an international education provider based in Austin, Texas, proudly announces a new study abroad opportunity for students in Barranquilla, Colombia. The Latin American Studies, International Business & Courses with Locals program is based at the Universidad del Norte, one of the top universities in Colombia and in the Caribbean. “Our program will further diversify ISA’s program options in Latin America,” Lisette Montoto, Curriculum Oversight Director, said. “This collaboration strengthens ISA’s commitment to partnering with universities that are dedicated to internationalization and are of high academic quality.” Courses are available in a … Continue reading ISA Announces Study Abroad Programs in Barranquilla, Colombia