ISA (International Studies Abroad)

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As a leader in international education for over twenty-five years, ISA is dedicated to providing university level students with the opportunity to discover, learn, and enjoy a way of life other than their own. ISA offers a diverse portfolio of education abroad programs across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and the Pacific. Our worldwide team continuously seeks to provide high-quality experiences for university students at an affordable price. Each year thousands of students participate in ISA programs, including; ISA Custom Programs, Service-Learning & Internships, Veritas Christian Study Abroad, EuroScholars undergraduate research, Degrees Abroad and ISA High School. ISA distinguishes itself by maintaining its commitment to each individual student and its comprehensive on-site support offered through resident staff in nearly seventy-five program locations around the world.

Programs from ISA

  • Multiple Countries
    Whether it's your first time abroad or you're a seasoned expat, ISA aims to provide quality study abroad programs spanning...
    20 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
  • The Plaza de España, Sevilla
    Spain
    Sevilla, the capital of Andalusia, is the fourth-largest city in Spain and offers students opportunities to explore Spain's...
    19 reviews
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  • Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Australia
    ISA students have the option of studying at Bond University or Griffith University. Created in the scholarly traditions of...
    17 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
  • The London Eye (photo taken by Jason Baker ISA alumn Fall 2012)
    England
    Study abroad in London, England with ISA! London, the vibrant capital of England, is also one of the world's most diverse...
    14 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Lima at night
    Peru
    Take a study break in Peru with ISA--International Studies Abroad! This study abroad opportunity affords you the best of...
    13 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Study in Chile with ISA
    Chile
    Study in Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, Chile with ISA. Students can participate in a program at either the Pontificia...
    13 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Study Abroad with ISA in Argentina
    Argentina
    Study abroad with ISA in the culturally diverse city of Buenos Aires! This city is well know for its dynamic atmosphere and...
    12 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Plaza Mayor in Salamanca
    Spain
    Study abroad with ISA in Salamanca, Spain, at the University of Salamanca. This is the first program ISA ever offered, back...
    12 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Newcastle, Australia
    Australia
    Study in Australia at the University of Newcastle with ISA! The University of Newcastle offers the perfect mixture of...
    12 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Wallabes in Australia
    Australia
    Study in Sydney, Australia with one of the 5 universities ISA partners with! Sydney is the oldest, largest and most iconic...
    12 reviews
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  • The Royal Plaza in Barcelona
    Spain
    International Studies Abroad (ISA) offers this exciting program in Barcelona, Spain. With four different schools to choose...
    11 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Study abroad in Morocco with ISA
    Morocco
    Students will take courses at the ISA Meknes Study Center, which is located in the central and dynamic district of Hamria....
    10 reviews
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  • ISA Rome (photo taken by Kyleigh Rose ISA alumn Fall 2012)
    Italy
    Roma, the Eternal City, the City of seven hills, Caput Mundi (head of the world): whatever you call it, one thing is for...
    10 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • View of the Sierra Nevada
    Spain
    Study abroad at the University of Granada with ISA! Choose one of the programs offered including Hispanic Studies, Intensive...
    9 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • France
    Paris, France needs little introduction. The City of Light attracts people from all over the world for so many reasons. The...
    9 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.

Program Reviews

  • Heather
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Cleveland, OH
    Case Western Reserve University
    10/10
    Best Decision I've Ever Made!
    03/28/2016

    Heading to Cape Town for a year in 2014 with ISA, was hands down the best decision I've ever made in my young life. ISA was amazing and Cape Town is the greatest city in the world. After classes I would head to the ISA office to whip out some homework and chat with the friendly, helpful ISA staff, who became like my family abroad. With their support I was able to become really involved in the University of Cape Town campus. I joined the basketball and soccer teams. Every weekend I had a game with the soccer team and got to travel to neighborhoods all over Cape Town with my teammates and friends (we even made it to the national tournament!). ISA set me up with everything I needed to have the confidence to go out and explore the city/country. I could ask them for help regarding anything like what bus should I take on my trip to Durban? Or what was life like immediately after the end of apartheid? There is so much to learn in South Africa and ISA helped me navigate their fascinating history.

    How could this program be improved?

    The program accommodation, The Nest, does not have a good common space for students to come together and hang out.

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  • Will
    Age: 19-24
    Male
    Knoxville, Tennessee
    University of Tennessee- Knoxville
    10/10
    NEW ZEALAND
    03/01/2016

    Where to start... This trip was incredible. I love the outdoors and New Zealand has so much to offer. I traveled all over the country (literally from the the most southern point, to darn near close to the most northern). The entire country is gorgeous. Making trips are highly encouraged; go see the country for what it really is. Great areas to go are the Tongariro Crossing, Mount Cooke, and Fjordlands. ISA does an amazing job making the transition into a country easy as well as constantly being there for support, and even taking the group on excursions. Even if you dont decide to go to New Zealand, go somewhere. The opportunity is there, take it.

    How could this program be improved?

    Honestly, nothing. I would've stayed longer if I could.

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  • Whitney
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Rome, GA
    Berry College
    9/10
    A "Sweet As" Semester in New Zealand
    03/01/2016

    I wanted to study abroad in New Zealand because I wanted an adventure, and my experience went above and beyond my expectations. I always felt safe when I was in NZ, but I was also able to step out of my comfort zone and experience new things at the same time. Living in the Uni Flats gave me the chance to live with both kiwis and other international students. I was also able to learn about the Maori culture through my ISA program as well as through my courses at the university. My ISA program leaders, Emily and Peren, were wonderful, and they played a big part in supporting us and also planned some "sweet as" excursions. Studying abroad in New Zealand through ISA is definitely something that I would recommend!

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    Tunnel Beach, Dunedin
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    My 10 day road trip around the South Island during our mid-semester break
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  • Ayla
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Beverly, MA
    Endicott College
    10/10
    A New Home
    02/29/2016

    It's hard to capture into words what it feels like to be truly happy. For me, that feeling came the day I realized that Wellington, New Zealand had danced its way so gracefully into my heart.

    Studying abroad through ISA provided me with the perfect amount of structure, while allowing me to be independent. I will forever promote ISA's Bridging Cultures Program, as this multi-day orientation is an experience like none other that taught me a great deal about New Zealand's culture and lifestyle.

    ISA's site support staff were also a huge perk to going through ISA. To sum it up, I received a phone call on my first day of "spring break" in Australia from my site specialist, who was just checking in to make sure I landed safely. The program staff's dedicate to their students i remarkable.

    How could this program be improved?

    I think the students should have more of a say in the excursions. Additionally, I wish that my excursions had been planned out more in advance so that I could have scheduled my own travels around them.

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  • Morgan
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Newton,MA
    Other
    10/10
    Sin é
    01/22/2016

    Studying abroad in Dublin was the best decision of my life. Deciding to study in Dublin wasn't an extensive decision- it was just something I knew I wanted to do. I didn't have "Irish" family (something you immediately learn to not say once you land in Ireland) and I'd never been to the country before- I just knew I wanted to go to Dublin. It felt right.

    I knew my decision was right when I stepped off the plane in Dublin airport. The city is amazing and has an energy that can't be duplicated. The people are lovely, the city is beautiful, and has this strong sense of identity like no where else I've ever seen.
    My favorite part of Dublin is the plethora of things to do, no matter you interest. A city based in such rich history- literary, sport, and historical history- there is so much going on in a place that has perfectly balanced old and new. Go to a book or music shop. Go to a cafe. Hungry? Go to one of the food or book markets. Want to stay outside? Go to Pheonix Park, the largest park in Europe. Want to go inside? Hit up the museums. They're everywhere, unique and interesting, and they are FREE. Go grab a pint and people watch. Go to Penneys. Just do it, even though you'll spend all your money. I met some of my best friends here, and we had some amazing, crazy adventures (30 Euro flight to the French Riviera? Okay!) but some of my favorite memories are just walking down Dame or O'Connell Street, and looking at everything- the people, the buildings, the buses. It's a beautiful city with so much to do, and everything is so accessible that it's impossible to have regrets.
    Dublin is my favorite city in the world. Within days, it felt like home- partially due to my willingness to let it, but mostly due to the friendliness, style, and diversity of the city. If I could do the whole semester over again, I would- not to make any changes, but so I could relive it again! I miss this place and the people I met their every day. Slainte!

    How could this program be improved?

    I would have liked more things to do on the overnights- ex rather spend the whole day in Galway City, the option to go to Connemara or the Aran Islands. Just because it was hard to get back out there!

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