ISA (International Studies Abroad)

Provider

ISA distinguishes itself as a study abroad provider by its commitment to each individual student. ISA services are available to students, parents, faculty and advisers throughout the study abroad process. In addition to the ISA team in the U.S., ISA offers study abroad students constant support through resident directors available in study abroad locations globally.
Everyone at ISA is proud to be a part of offering a high quality study abroad experience to American and Canadian college students at an affordable price. We recognize that we play an important role in the worldwide effort of international educators to increase awareness of cultures and societies outside of each student's national boundaries. Our programs are designed to maximize our participants' learning abroad, and we understand that most college students need support and expert guidance before, during and after their time abroad.

Programs from ISA

Program Reviews

  • Cassandra
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Crete, Nebraska
    University of Reading
    Reading Adventures
    04/21/2015

    I come from a small school in Nebraska. I did not want to go to a place so big I would be overwhelmed, and therefore Reading was the perfect place for me. I loved how close we were to London but that we weren't so close to constantly face the hustle and bustle of the city.
    However, trains to and from London were incredibly expensive which was a bit inconvenient.
    Living in the traditional dorms was fun and where I met most of my friends from England. However, it was very loud during sleeping times but that was just part of the experience for me.
    If you are studying abroad for the food, England is not the place to go. However, there were plenty of places that did have great food in Reading.
    I really loved and appreciated ISA. They did a lot more for us than any other abroad students I talked to while there. I would definitely go with ISA again if I had the chance.

    How could this program be improved?

    I wish I had known about all the costs that could be associated with studying in Reading. I had to pay a lot of money for train rides to London where all my program things happened, which was extremely inconvenient and we didn't hear about it until we got to England.

    But it was a minor issue that wasn't that big in the grand scheme of things.

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  • Silvia M. Villarreal
    Age: 31-50
    Female
    Horizon City, Texas
    University of Texas, El Paso
    Granada has my heart.
    04/21/2015

    From the moment I landed in Granada I felt something special. Granada is a magical city full of culture and history. Listening to the music from Sacramonte to La Alhambra it is a must see city in Spain.

    How could this program be improved?

    Longer library hours.

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  • Denise Malkoon
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Tempe, Arizona
    Pablo de Olavide University
    Cultural Integration in Sevilla
    04/21/2015

    I couldn't have been luckier to experience a city more beautiful as Sevilla and a program as well structured as my partnership through ISA . I stayed with a host family which is essential to cultural integration. Living and talking to natives everyday encouraged me actively participate in the Spanish lifestyle. I think that Spain is a great place to live, and not just visit, because there is a lot of history to explore. One of the greatest parts about going global is the process of becoming a more critical thinker and developing creative approaches to solving problems. ISA provides a fantastic platform to explore such a historic city. The excursions included: Madrid, Toledo, Malaga and Lisbon. These provided great opportunities to explore other cities with like-minded students.

    How could this program be improved?

    Pablo de Olavide was a great university and I really enjoyed my classes, However I took classes with other International students and would have preferred to have taken courses with locals.

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  • Emma Bassette
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Manhattan, Kansas
    Bond University
    Bond Universtiy
    04/20/2015

    I loved Bond University because of the small size and close exchange atmosphere. Many local students did not live on campus, so the dorms were filled with exchange students. This was nice because it was easy to meet students to travel with. While abroad, I was able to work at a cafe as well as study. This was hugely beneficial to me because I was able to interact and meet the locals while making enough money to fund most of my trips. I only worked twice a week and it covered most of my travel expenses. This gave me valuable experience working in another country and allowed me to form lasting relationships.

    Being close to the beach was amazing. The neighborhoods nearby are very nice and fun to explore. I made an effort to get to the beach at least every other day if not every day. I would highly recommend this because the beaches on the Gold Coast are some of the best in the world! Get to know the area because there are a lot of hidden treasures.

    I only had class Monday - Wednesday and classes only meet once a week. I traveled most weekends to various places in Australia. I would recommend getting to know the area in which you live because that is the best way to immerse yourself in the culture. Participate in as many campus activities as possible so as to meet local students as well as study abroad students.

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    Most eastern point of the Australian mainland.
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  • Emi Gajowski
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Helena, Montana
    Carroll College
    Amazing Experience
    04/20/2015

    One of my favorite things about this program was the included excursions to different parts of Italy, as well as the included tours of museums and historical sights. I always felt safe in my neighborhood, and the American University of Rome is such a great school to be a part of. There was a great sense of community with fellow students and it was awesome to get to experience a foreign country with so many fun people.

    How could this program be improved?

    One thing that I would improve would be that it was hard to feel connected to the program directors, and I was hoping to be able to get to know them better while I was there.

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