Students walking in Jordan
Student safety is ISA’s number one priority when sending students abroad.  Recent events in the Middle East have sparked some commonly asked questions and concerns by students, parents and advisors, who are interested in study or service-learning programs with ISA in Jordan. ISA’s U.S. staff and, most specifically, Department of Health, Safety and Security, continuously monitor each country in which ISA has programs to stay abreast of the security climate in each program city; this includes monitoring the advisories by the U.S. Government and Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).

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As part of the 2015 City Discovery Series, each week ISA will showcase a different location in which we have study abroad programs by highlighting the five parts of the Discovery Compass: Intercultural, Historical, Sociopolitical, Professional and Environmental. The Discovery Compass aims to help students have the best possible study abroad experience by helping them to gain a better understanding of the local environment, customs and people through a variety of experiences.

Discover Sydney!

Australia Day (January 26th) is the official national day of Australia (like the 4th of July in the United States). It marks the anniversary of the arrival of the first fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales in 1788. Sydney, coincidentally, was the site of the first British colony in Australia, which was set up after their arrival in 1788. The iconic city is Australia’s largest and most recognized, containing approximately 20% of the country’s population with over 4 million people. As the cultural capital of the Australia, “Sydneysiders” reflect extremely diverse and multicultural backgrounds.

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Market in San Jose, Costa Rica

Photo by ISA Student Nicole Divila

As colder temperatures settle into much of the northern hemisphere, we’ve been dreaming of escaping to the warmer, milder climes of the world and Costa Rica seems like just the place.

In this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday, we take you back to a great post from September, 2011 that will help illuminate the beauty of the Costa Rican capitol city of San Jose.

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Photo by ISA Student Savannah Mahal
As part of the 2015 City Discovery Series, each week ISA will showcase a different location in which we have study abroad programs by highlighting the five parts of the Discovery Compass: Intercultural, Historical, Sociopolitical, Professional and Environmental. The Discovery Compass aims to help students have the best possible study abroad experience by helping them to gain a better understanding of the local environment, customs and people through a variety of experiences.

Discover Prague

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#ThrowbackThursday: 10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Ireland

January 15, 2015

When thinking of Ireland, a few things may come to mind: green pastures, shamrocks, leprechauns and potatoes. But there’s much more to the country than just these things. For this week’s #ThrowbackThursday post, we take you back to a post originally from September 2011. While the year has changed, this post hits the nail on the [...]

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Free Webinar: Everything You Need to Know about ISA Internships and Service-Learning For Your Students

January 14, 2015

Please join us on Thursday, January 15th at 1:00 P.M. CST for a free webinar presentation entitled, “Everything You Need to Know about ISA Internships and Service-Learning For Your Students.”   During this 30 minute webinar, ISA will discuss the experiential program options that are available to students, along with topics related to admissions, the [...]

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