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Spain

ISA Study Abroad in Sevilla, Spain

Sevilla (Metro population around 1,500,000) the largest city in southern Spain, and the fourth largest in the country, offers endless opportunities to learn about Spanish...

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ISA Study Abroad in Granada, Spain

Granada, with a population of 250,000, overflows with cultural and architectural remnants of an illustrious past. At the same time, the modern aspects of this vibrant city...

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ISA Study Abroad in Salamanca, Spain

ISA established its first study abroad program in Salamanca, Spain, in 1987. Salamanca (pop. 156,000) is described by many as the ideal study abroad location because of the...

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ISA Study Abroad in Madrid, Spain

Madrid (pop. 3 million), the capital and geographic center of Spain, is a wonderfully vibrant city with rich cultural, artistic, and intellectual activity. Students will

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Italy

ISA Study Abroad in Florence, Italy

Located in the heart of Tuscany, Florence clearly stands out as a cultural, historical, and academic center in Italy. Florence is known as the Birthplace of the Renaissance,...

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ISA Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is the heart and capital of the region of Cataluña in the northeast corner of Spain. Barcelona is, for all intents and purposes, now a bilingual city as inhabitants...

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Jordan

ISA Study Abroad in Amman, Jordan

Amman is a millennia-old Middle Eastern metropolis built on a series of hills and valleys. Steeped in history, Amman boasts many historical monuments, such as the Roman Amphitheater,...

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Italy

ISA Study Abroad in Rome, Italy

Roma, the Eternal City, the City of seven hills, Caput Mundi (head of the world) - whatever you call it, one thing is for sure, Rome's beauty quickly overtakes all who enter...

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England

ISA Study Abroad in London, England

London, the vibrant capital of England, is also one of the world's most diverse and multicultural cities: A place where students can meet people from all around the world...

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Spain

ISA Study Abroad in Valencia, Spain

Valencia (Metro population around 1,720,000), Spain's third largest city, is located on the Mediterranean coast approximately 200 miles south of Barcelona. Although Valencia...

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Argentina

ISA Study Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires (pop. 13 million including suburbs) is well-known for its cultural diversity and dynamic atmosphere, making it one of South America's most elegant and vibrant...

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Costa Rica

ISA Study Abroad in San Jose, Costa Rica

San José, the capital city of Costa Rica, is set in the lush Central Valley of the Costa Rican highlands. As the cultural, economic and political center of Costa Rica, San...

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France

ISA Study Abroad in Paris, France

Paris (population 2.15 million) is draped in history, tradition, culture, glamour, and academia. The Seine River, which bisects the city into its north (Right Bank or "Rive...

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Chile

ISA Study Abroad in Valparaiso/Vina del Mar, Chile

Valparaíso (pop. 284,000) and Viña del Mar (pop. 285,000) are sister cities located halfway down Chile's endless coastline and 68 miles northwest of Santiago. A city of...

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Participant Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Social Life

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Academics

    8

A "Sweet As" Semester in New Zealand

I wanted to study abroad in New Zealand because I wanted an adventure, and my experience went above and beyond my expectations. I spent five months living in New Zealand while studying at the University of Otago in Dunedin. 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. Dunedin has a strong student culture, and living in the Uni Flats gave me the chance to live with kiwis as well as other international students. 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!

Program: ISA Study Abroad in Dunedin, New Zealand

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Social Life

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Academics

    8

NEW ZEALAND

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 don't decide to go to New Zealand, go somewhere. The opportunity is there, take it.

Program: ISA Study Abroad in Dunedin, New Zealand

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

New Zealand has my heart

My time in New Zealand was unforgettable. From the people to the beautiful scenery to the funny words they use, New Zealand is the perfect place to study abroad and ISA is the best program to take you there. One of the scariest things about studying abroad is what to do right when you get there, but the ISA staff was there waiting to help us begin our journey with the most ease that I could've asked for. The three day orientation was immensely helpful because it taught me about the culture of New Zealand as well as giving me a great group of friends. ISA simply took all of the travel stress away and just left us all to experience everything that New Zealand has to offer.

I fell in love with this country because it became a place I could call my second home. I made some of my closest friends and created stories that I will be telling for the rest of my life. And let's not forget Lord of the Rings! It is impossible to explain everything that New Zealand and ISA did for me, but just know that I learned more about myself and the world than I could've imagined. If it wasn't for ISA, my experience would have undoubtedly been more stressful, and that would have taken up quite a bit of the precious time I had in the most beautiful country on Earth. New Zealand has my heart and I know that it will steal the heart of anyone who goes there. So choose ISA, they won't let you down.

Program: ISA Study Abroad in Wellington, New Zealand

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

A New Home

I knew almost immediately after landing in New Zealand that I had found a new place to call home. Not only is the entire (yes, ENTIRE) country absolutely gorgeous, but the culture is rich beyond measure and the natives are full of passion. New Zealand has so much to offer simply because of its beautiful landscapes, but the added benefit of being such a wholesome place to be means that it attracts like-minded people who care about the things I care about: art, the environment, kindness, and food.

I truly appreciate the independence that I gained in New Zealand, but I also am grateful for the stability and structure that ISA provided to me. I made many, life-long friends through my program, and I was able to go on multiple excursions that would have otherwise cost me additional fees, or not been available at all. Whenever I speak of the program, I always mention the Bridging Cultures Program; this three-day orientation was the perfect way to introduce me to the country, culture, and lifestyle that quickly became a huge part of who I am.

ISA staff made sure we were always taken care of, right from the beginning. We were picked up and driven to our accommodations upon landing in Auckland, and then once we reached Wellington. Throughout the first few days, the staff was always available. Because of ISA's dedication to having site staff members be native to the country of study, I always felt like I was getting honest, culturally-based answers to me questions. When I traveled outside of New Zealand for spring break, my site specialist called to ensure I made it to Australia safely. This was something unexpected, but it proved how dedicated ISA is to the safety of those enrolled in its programs.

Additionally, I was so pleased to not have to worry about accommodation upon entering a new country. ISA arranged my housing in "The Cube" for me. The excursions we went on were also a huge perk to going through ISA. One of my favorite days in Wellington was going on the Seal Coast Safari ride.

My five-month stay in New Zealand was, without doubt, the best five months of my life. I have traveled to multiple other countries since, and I can confidently say that, while perfect in their own right, none have warmed my heart and fueled my soul as much as my favorite little country in the middle of nowhere.

Program: ISA Study Abroad in Wellington, New Zealand

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    10

La Vida Limeña: How I learned to be a light in the darkness

Volunteering in Lima, Peru with Aprendo Contigo, taught me how to be a positive light in tough times. I was a full time student at a local university and volunteered twice a week with Aprendo Contigo. At the hospital, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplasicas, I provided therapy to children with cancer. Every morning, volunteers and I would work and play with children of all ages, as they sat in their hospital beds receiving chemotherapy. From the fun of finger painting to playing an intense game of Jenga, we as volunteers brought a bright, smiling face and a positive attitude to their bedside.

I will admit, this opportunity is not for the faint of heart. Working with sick children, was something I had never experienced before. I was used to teaching happy healthy kids. There were down moments that brought tears to your eyes, but there were moments that brought tears of laughter and joy. Volunteering with Aprendo Contigo taught me how to be a positive light in a time of sadness. I was a light to the kids and their families. It was the most rewarding experience I had in Peru. I wouldn't trade my time for anything. I encourage people to take time to see how you can be a positive light for someone in need.

Program: ISA Service-Learning in Lima, Peru

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