By Tayler Gill, ISA London Senior Site Specialist

As a Sport Management major in college, I learned a lot about the different aspects of the Sport & Entertainment Industry. We discussed everything from Marketing and Event Planning to Sport Law and Public Relations, and of course the history of sports.

One day my professor made a bold statement in front of the entire class. He said, “London is the birthplace of modern sports.”  I was already starting to consider where I would study abroad and his statement made me very curious to learn more, but also very skeptical.

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By Bethany Cook, ISA Student Services Advisor

Happy Earth Day, fellow Earthlings! Think you can’t study abroad without leaving a giant carbon footprint? Well think again, because ISA offers programs in one of the most eco-friendly countries in the world – Costa Rica! So, in honor of Earth Day, let’s shine a spotlight on one of ISA’s greenest program options.

Did you know Costa Rica has committed to becoming Carbon neutral by 2021? Now, that’s a bold statement, but so far the country has put its money where its mouth is. Below are some ways that Costa Rica is cementing its status as a world leader in sustainability.

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Discover Sevilla

Sevilla, the capital of the Andalusia region and the 4th largest city in Spain. The city is also home to the Feria de Abril festital and Spain’s largest Semana Santa celebration. Additionally, Sevilla has a long-standing tradition of bullfighting, tapas, socializing on the streets and sun, and is also the birthplace of the famous Flamenco dance style.

You might not expect this, but Sevilla is ranked as one of the best bicycle cities in Europe and visitors can rent bikes through Sevici, Sevilla’s public bike system, to get around.

Don’t miss these Discovery Compass activities in Sevilla!

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By Cori Cummings, ISA India Site Specialist

Part of your experience as a student who is studying abroad is the opportunity to travel while being on an academic program. India’s vast diversity of people, religions and geographic landscape means there’s endless weekend travel opportunities for students on the ISA Hyderabad program.

Here’s some tips of things you may not have thought to bring, and suggestions of what to see where to stay!

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How to Dismantle the Fabled Spanish “Lisp” to Truly Speak Like a Spaniard

April 15, 2015
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by Graham Cruise, ISA Spain Site Specialist Seemingly every time I’ve mention to people that I spent a year living and studying in Barcelona, the capital city of Catalonia, those that have any notion of the Spanish language hastily jump to repeat back at me the city’s name “Bar-thhhh-elona,” elongating the erroneous “lisp” for which [...]

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City Discovery: What’s There to do in Wollongong?

April 14, 2015
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Discover Wollongong Located about 50 miles south of Sydney sits the seaside city of Wollongong, Australia’s 10th largest city. The name “Wollongong” is believed to mean “the sound of the sea” in the local Aboriginal language. Perhaps that is because there are over 17 beaches just in Wollongong! Wollongong is the only city on the [...]

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