Latin America: Short-Term Programs as Diverse as Your Students

By Kimberly Sarna, Geographic Oversight Manager, Latin America, and Megan Kane, Marketing Coordinator From realities of high program costs to daily commitments to family and work, many university students feel study abroad is unattainable. Even with today’s busy, face-paced lifestyle, … Continue reading Latin America: Short-Term Programs as Diverse as Your Students

Give Back While Abroad – New Volunteer Opportunities Available in Salamanca

  ISA is pleased to announce a new Volunteer Teaching Certificate Program in Salamanca, Spain. Beginning Fall 2014, participants enrolled in an ISA Salamanca semester, trimester or academic year program will be able to volunteer at a public bilingual school for approximately four hours each week. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a certificate from the Spanish Ministry of Education and from ISA indicating their successful completion of volunteer hours. In addition to the program listed above, there are many other volunteer opportunities in Salamanca. Any student truly interested in volunteering while in Salamanca can work with the … Continue reading Give Back While Abroad – New Volunteer Opportunities Available in Salamanca

ISA Sites Around the Globe Celebrate Community Service Day

Community Service around the Globe Each semester ISA sites around the world organize a community service day for students.  This serves as a time for students to give back to the community where they live and develop a closer connection with locals.  Here’s a few of the great activities that students were involved in this fall 2013 semester in ISA sites near and far. Brussels, Belgium ISA partnered with an organization called Serve the City to visit with Afghan refugees who are currently taking temporary shelter at a local church.  ISA students and staff provided them with hot drinks and … Continue reading ISA Sites Around the Globe Celebrate Community Service Day

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

ISA-ELAP Announces New Service-Learning and Internship Programs Beginning 2014

ISA’s service-learning and internship division, ELAP, is excited to announce the launch of several new locations beginning spring 2014. The following locations will offer a variety of program options and placement types: Amman, Jordan: Refugee Camp Community Center, Internet Radio Station, International Development Foundation Florence, Italy: Café and Wine Bar, FiveStar Hotel, Art Gallery, International Development NGO Santo Domigo, Dominican Republic: Orphanage and Learning Center, International Humanitarian and Development Organization, School for the Blind, At-Risk Youth Development Organization. Valencia, Spain: Centers for Senior Citizens, Associations for Disabilities, Transitional Shelter for Women and Children, Animal Protection Agency, Children’s Health Foundation, International … Continue reading ISA-ELAP Announces New Service-Learning and Internship Programs Beginning 2014

Come Home Fluent: 5 Ways to Practice Your Spanish in Málaga

Lindsey Wineholt is an ISA Site Specialist for Spain. Lindsey works with students studying abroad in Málaga, Salamanca, Bilbao and San Sebastián. 1. Hit the Books – It may seem obvious, but taking classes at the University of Málaga is a great way to better your Spanish skills. ISA offers many program options with various classes that focus on bettering your speaking, reading and writing skills. 2. Intercambios and Language Exchanges – It’s important to practice outside of the classroom, too. If you want to sound like a Malagueño, nothing beats language exchanges with local students – many Spaniards are … Continue reading Come Home Fluent: 5 Ways to Practice Your Spanish in Málaga