ISA will be hosting a free Webinar presentation titled, “ISA Scholarships and Fundraising,” for advisors, students and parents at 1:00 P.M., CST this Thursday, October 23. During the 30 minute presentation, we will explain the ISA scholarship application process, eligibility requirements, deadlines, fundraising opportunities, and answer any questions that participants may have regarding non-financial aid external funding. ISA offers more than $80,000 in scholarships every year to our program participants, and this Webinar is designed to inform participants about our scholarship opportunities.

This Webinar is free and open to the public. To join, follow this Webinar presentation link about 10 minutes prior to the presentation (12:50 P.M. CST, Thursday, October 23).



There are now even more reasons to study abroad in New Zealand, like some fantastic scholarships!

Education New Zealand has announced new scholarships for study abroad students, including $500 study scholarships, $2,000 travel scholarships, and a $15,000 scholarship with a free round trip flight!

To learn more about these awards and how to apply, check out Education New Zealand and Go Overseas.

Several New Zealand universities also offer scholarships particularly for ISA students.

For more information about these scholarships, go to the ISA Host University Scholarship page.

Don’t forget to also check out ISA scholarships and outside scholarships.



ISA will be hosting its third Twitter chat for advisors, students and parents at 11 a.m. CST Wednesday, November 5. The #ISAchat series is held the first Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m. CST on Twitter. To join the conversation, simply search and tag the Twitter hashtag – #ISAchat. You can also use TweetChat to join in the conversation.

Join our third installment where we’ll be covering, “The Impact of Technology on Study Abroad.”

ISA will discuss:

  • Different ways technology has changed the study abroad experience.
  • Ways students can benefit from technology while studying abroad.
  • The best apps for students to use while studying abroad.
  • The best communication method students can use to stay in touch with their families.
  • Future technology trends in the study abroad field.

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. CST and don’t forget to tag #ISAchat and be a part of the conversation.



Discover a Different Greece

October 20, 2014

Cori Cummings is the Site Specialist for Morocco, Jordan, India and Greece

Greece is more than the birthplace of democracy and the Olympic Games. The allure of the country’s delicious cuisine, pristine beaches and endless adventures will make an traveler out of anyone. Although Greece offers a gorgeous, dream-like environment for travel, at ISA, we’re excited about a few things that the typical tourist wouldn’t get to experience.

The second largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki is one of the top destinations in Greece for tourists. But while most tourists simply come and go, ISA students will dive deeper into the local culture in the entertainment capital of Northern Greece with theaters, shopping, archaeological and modern museums, music and cuisine all at your fingertips. The city is also making improvements to make the city center more pedestrian-friendly, and improve the waterfront promenade giving students the opportunity to see Grecian democracy first hand.

The American College of Thessaloniki
The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) is one of only six institutions outside of the United States to be accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Because of this, the academic standard at ACT is among the best in Greece. ACT offers courses in a wide variety of majors such as business, computer science, international relations and even offers a sailing class.

On-Site Staff
Spilios Osoffsky, the ISA Resident Director in Thessaloniki, offers a wealth of knowledge for ISA students as they arrive. He will help students adapt and experience the city creating a fully immersed study abroad experience. Spilios will help inform students of numerous activities taking place throughout the city and the surrounding region in order to help facilitate cultural immersion and interaction between locals and ISA students. Additional announcements will be sent throughout the program informing students of opportunities to become more exposed to and integrated with Greek culture.

Exciting New Excursions
ISA students will go off the beaten path and experience some of the most fascinating and culturally significant sites of Greece. Students will walk the grounds where world renowned saints preached, explore ancient historical sites and relax in a uniquely Greek, Turkish-style bath house for a unique cultural experience.

Scholarship Opportunities
ACT offers numerous scholarship opportunities to ISA students who are interested in studying in Thessaloniki. For more information about those scholarship opportunities, check out the Host University Scholarship section of the ISA website.

For more information on the Business, Arts, Science & Technology program at ACT, contact the Greece Site Specialist or the Greece Program Manager.




An Insider’s Perspective: A Day in Buenos Aires – Part 2

October 17, 2014

Maddi Reising is the ISA Site Specialist, Argentina and Brazil Part two: Sunday I sleep soundly after a Saturday full of exploring, and wake up ready for more adventures. After a light breakfast and coffee,  I start my day at the MALBA (Mueso de Arte Latinoamericana de Buenos Aires), where I feast my eyes on the works [...]

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An Insider’s Perspective: A Day in Buenos Aires

October 8, 2014

Maddi Reising is the ISA Site Specialist, Argentina and Brazil On a chilly late-July morning in Buenos Aires, I wake up craving a medialuna (literally translates to “half-moon”, and is the Argentine response to the croissant) and a café solo (a large serving of strong, delicious espresso). I don my coat and boots, and set [...]

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