My ISA experience exceeded all of my expectations. With the support of the staff and the excitement of my host country I developed into a more independent, open-minded and carefree person. This experience has changed my outlook on life and introduced so many opportunities for me. This was truly a life changing experience.
Alana Macy, UC Boulder
"Living and studying in Buenos Aires is without a doubt one of the most challenging, but most fulfilling things I have ever done in my life. ISA will bend over backwards to help you with anything you would ever need. I wish my program lasted more than 4 months! After this PHENOMENAL experience, I must say, for some, it's a question IF they come back. For me, it's a question of WHEN I can come back to Buenos Aires. Choose Buenos Aires, Argentina and you will NOT be disappointed with your study abroad experience!"
Ashley Stehlik, Doane College
My political, cultural, social, personal and linguistic knowledge has significantly expanded in such a short stay. I´ve learned life lessons that are fundamental for my future growth and maturity in ways that I will probably never realize.
Devin Oliver, The Ohio State University
This experience is truly one of a kind. You are able to immerse yourself in a different culture and learn all it has to offer, making long last friendships both with students in your program and with locals. But the true learning experience is the one you gain from the country as it help you learn more about yourself allowing you to see all that you are capable of accomplishing.
Dianna Brittian, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
"Studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina was one of best experiences I've ever had. I would recommend anyone considering studying abroad to do it. I can guarantee you will not regret it. I still keep in touch with my host family and I became close with my friends I met there, most of whom I still communicate with. I also would recommend anyone interested in volunteering through the ELAP program to also do it. I learned several things from my trip- about myself and the Argentine culture, among other things. Having made this trip makes me want to study abroad again and travel."
Jessica Ibarra, University of Pittsburgh
I really did have the time of my life in Buenos Aires. I have learned so much about the culture, the language, and myself in these past five months. I had never lived in a big city before, so I was a little overwhelmed at first, but I certainly did fall in love with Buenos Aires, and now I don't want to leave! There is never a dull moment in this city. There are almost too many interesting people to meet and too many fun, cool things to do. I hope I can come back and visit someday: Buenos Aires will have a special place in my heart for the rest of my life.
Kristen Rumery, UCLA
The experience I received with ISA was beyond any expectations I had before coming to Buenos Aires. Being in a huge city far from home, ISA provided the perfect home base from which we could learn, branch out and establish our own foothold in the city. My semester abroad was incredible and was only made better with the help and guidance of the ISA staff!
Lauren Robinson, University of South Carolina
"My experience with ISA has been incredible. The trips offered with the program allowed every student to learn more about Argentina as a country, rather than just the city of Buenos Aires. I would recommend this program to anyone wanting to study abroad!"
Madeline Nash, University of Denver
I cannot put a price on my experiences here in Buenos Aires nor adequately describe them in words. I can only say that these were some of the best months of my life and I could not be more pleased that I chose to study abroad with ISA.
Melanie Jorgenson, Rockhurst University
This experience is truly one of a kind. You are able to immerse yourself in a different culture and learn all it has to offer, making long last friendships both with students in your program and with locals. But the true learning experience is the one you gain from the country as it help you learn more about yourself allowing you to see all that you are capable of accomplishing.
Nancy Camarillo, California Lutheran University
When I decided to study in Argentina, I had no idea how much my life was about to change. Studying abroad is something everyone should experienced. I´m really a new person now, and I'm not looking back.
Paul Hill, University of North Texas
Before leaving I was feeling nervous and anxious and unsure about my decision coming abroad. Looking back now I can not believe I ever felt that way. Coming down here was legitimately the best decision I have ever made. I have learned so much about language, culture, people/diversity, art, and family but most of all I have learned so much about myself. The world would be a better place if everyone could study abroad.
Rebecca Oliver, University of Colorado
"I truly enjoyed being a part of ISA both because of the staff and their excellent guidance and friendly countenance and the students I was privileged to meet and spend time with. I learned a lot, I grew a lot, and I will never forget this wonderful experience."
Tori Armendariz, Fort Lewis College
Being a student of international affairs, I was immediately attracted to Brussels and this well priced program. The experience I gained with my internship was invaluable toward my career. And because Brussels is so close to everything I was able to travel all over Europe! I will never forget what I learned during this incredible experience.
Andrew Wallis, University of Arkansas, Fayettville
My experience with ISA has been one of the best experiences of my life. I have lived, at reasonable cost, in one of Europe's most-beautiful cities, Brussels. I have also made great friends, met wonderful locals, and enjoyed interesting and valuable coursework, all while traveling to some wonderful and exciting places (Amsterdam, The Hague, Cologne, etc.). It is, from what I know, one of the best values for a study abroad experience, and ISA has given me a wonderful perspective prior to pursuing graduate education. I feel like I am in the best possible position to pursue my career goals, at least in part, as a result of this journey
Andrew Jon Carr, Christopher Newport University
Brussels is the best kept secret of Europe! Belgium has international politics, adventure, exceptional classes, great excursions, fun nightlife!
Chantel Christian, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
My abroad experience with ISA has been a time of my life I will never forget. Not only was I able to grow as a person, but I was able to do it with new friends from all over the country while doing great cultural things in so many different parts of Europe!
Christine Woodrome, Miami University of Ohio
Study Abroad in Brussels, Belgium was definitely an eye opening experience. This kind of experience teaches you about yourself and teaches you how to go out and get things on your own. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Dafne Elizondo, University of Texas, El Paso
Belgium is an eccentric place, and ISA definitely allowed me to come face to face with this unique country. The ISA program in Belgium also provided me with with valuable opportunities to further my educational, professional, and personal goals. It was through my participation in these areas that I was able to enjoy myself while developing my personal strengths in a way that will be very beneficial for my future endeavors.
Grant Berg, California Lutheran University
ISA was the best choice I made when studying abroad. They helped me from every way possible. From the arrival at the airport to classes to where to eat, they completed the study abroad experience.
Katie Dobin, University of Oklahoma
ISA Brussels, Belgium is a wonderful program. It will truly help you to grow in a city where the possibilities are endless and bountiful. Brussels is truly the capital of the European Union where everyone speaks more than 2 languages and the people are splendid. It is a place where you can truly find yourself.
Meica Green, Randolph College
This semester has totally opened my eyes to the world around me and the numerous opportunities that now lie ahead. I really feel like the world is at my finger tips.
Natalia Madryga, Salve Regina University
Studying abroad with ISA was honestly the best decision I've ever made. I am a new person for the better. One cannot escape the maturity and independence you are bound to gain while studying abroad!
Sarah Stefanelli, The College of New Jersey
The culture of Florianopolis is very rich and the people are extremely friendly and always wanting to help you. I really feel that my experiences here are valuable to my growth as a person. I would suggest studying abroad to anyone, and ISA is a great program to go through.
Amanda Doucett, Western Washington University
I am very happy that I chose to study abroad with ISA. The staff was super friendly and very helpful. I grew as a person, had a wonderful host family, and made some great new friends.
Audrianne Thrasher, Ursinus College
The island of Florianópolis is so beautiful. There are so many beaches and each one has their own unique thing about them. I definitely recommend going to Lagoinha do Leste! You have to hike to get there, it's like a secret beach. The sights are amazing on the way there. Futbol games are so fun, try to go to one. Interacting with the locals was definitely a scary yet fun experience. I learned a lot more by talking to them.
Jessica Acoba, University of California, Irvine
ISA isn't just a study abroad program. It offers you so much more than that. Really what matters is what you make of your experience. ISA provides you with all the opportunities, and its up to you to embrace them and gain a new outlook.
Kathleen Cantu-Crouch, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Florianópolis is a magical place, a city of unique and overwhelming beauty. I had such an incredible time here that I have no words to adequately express my experience! If given the chance I would, without a doubt, do this all over again!
Kathryn Morgan, Virginia Commonwealth University
Coming to Brazil changed my life in so many ways. I got to experience one of the most beautiful places and cultures I have ever encountered. I grew up a lot, and feel that my level of maturity could not have been gained in the same way if I hadn't studied abroad. I made so many great friends here and I can't wait to come back to Florianópolis. Not only that, I met my girlfriend who I would have never met if I didn't come to Brazil. This trip is, hands down, the greatest thing I have ever done.
Reed Farrer, UCLA
My semester abroad in Florianópolis, Brazil was one of the greatest times of my life, and I feel like my time there has truly made me a better person. I've discovered the excitement of travel and the adventure of living in a foreign country, and I'm already making plans for my next trip to Brazil. I can't thank you enough, ISA!
Robert Robertson, California State University, Fullerton
The staff of ISA has been nothing but amazing and helpful to me while preparing for my semester abroad. They treated me like a friend and answered my millions of questions and really made it feel right. I couldn't be more excited to go!
Samantha Wax, Cabrillo College
My time abroad has made me a more well-rounded student and given me such a greater appreciation for my education. I loved the ISA program and the staff was very helpful. I am so thankful to have had this experience with amazing people from all over the United States and the world.
Sarah Wilson, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
If you want to learn a beautiful language, surf great waves, and meet amazing people, COME TO FLORIPA.
Thomas Daly, Mahattan College
I cannot even begin to describe the impact that my stay in Chile has had on my life. This program has pushed me to open my mind and my heart to new situations and people, and I have learned so much about the world and myself in the process. My host mother has treated me as if I were her own child and the ISA staff has been extremely helpful. I now consider Chile my second home and cannot wait to return to embark on new adventures.
Amanda Greenwood, Boston College
ISA is an excellent program, especially for first time travelers. The program was very well organized, down to the smallest of details and the overseas staff was incredibly helpful and always working on making my transition as seamless as possible. The ISA staff did a wonderful job selecting families for my new study abroad friends and I will be keeping in touch with both my overseas family and the friends I have made in South America for years to come. It truly was a growing experience and something that I will keep close to me forever.
Elizabeth Harty, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
I didn't know much about Chile or Valparaiso when I came down here but despite tough issues with language at first, I learned and gained so much from this experience. I would recommend ISA to EVERYONE. The staff is so helpful and the program is organized and thorough. Valpo is a charming city unlike ANYWHERE in the rest of the world and for that, I am so glad I chose Chile. There is so much to be gained from studying abroad and from studying in Valpo you will get the language, culture and travel elements in one city.
Studying abroad in Chile has been the single most important experience I have had so far in my life. I have improved my Spanish, met some awesome friends, become more independent, and feel as though I returned to the U.S. a better person.
Jenna Hacker, Northern Illinois University
If I learned anything while abroad, it is that the capacity of human beings for kindness and patience is remarkable. I could ask a complete stranger for help, and he or she would take the time to point out or explain to me what I needed to know. I lost my fear of speaking so fast because I knew that, no matter how funny or confused I sounded, the people I met were more interested in helping than laughing (though there have been some laughs, but laughter is one of the best parts of making mistakes. That's something else I learned.)
Kari Bray, Washington State University
My summer abroad has been a life-changing summer. Being with ISA in Chile I have gotten to experience a different culture first-hand, and also got to experience a part of Chile's history. I don't think I would have ever had these experiences if I had not chosen ISA. I would recommend them to everyone!
Kassandra Baumgardner, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Everything about my experience with the ISA program has been incredible-- more than I could have hoped for. They set me up with an amazing family and a great school which helped me to feel comfortable in this new environment. From there I was able to go off and live my life in Chile, getting to know the culture and its people on a deeper level. My abroad experience has been everything and more than I ever imagined it to be.
Redyn Keller, University of Maine
In the six weeks that I was in Chile, I changed myself as a person. There were many obstacles which I overcame and through this I was able to learn so much about myself. I have become more independent and less reliant on others. I learned what it was like to live in another country and adapt to it's culture and language. ISA helped me see the country and gave me a home base where I could find friends and a familiar face to help me with any issues I was having. I couldn't have had a better experience and I plan on living abroad directly after graduation.
Sarah Schneider, Virginia Tech University
My time in Chile was like a rollercoaster ride, but wow, was it worth it. I learned so much not only about Spanish and the Latin American culture, but also about myself. I am definitely not the same person I was when I got here. Its true what they say, another culture isn´t necessarily better or worse than your own, its different, learn to appreciate the differences. Thank you ISA Chile for a great semester.
Shaina Gleisner, Messiah College
ISA will show you the way and make your stay memorable! Wo ai ISA!
Amanda Ju, Christopher Newport University
Going to China not only fulfilled a dream, but demystified the mystery surrounding this place.
Christopher Dallam, University of Arizona
ISA provided me with the opportunity to travel outside of the United States for the first time. I think everyone should have the opportunity to study abroad so that you can learn and live within a new culture. Having studied Mandarin before I went to China really allowed me to enjoy my time and appreciate the opportunity to practice my Chinese with just about everyone I came in contact with. Lastly, ISA Shanghai allowed me to meet so many new people many of which I believe will be friends for a long time.
Joseph Cooke, West Chester University
Studying in Shanghai, China was the best experience of my life. From goose feet to the Forbidden City the culture of China gave me a new perspective on how people live half a world away. At first Mandarin seems like an impossible challenge, but by the end of the trip I believe it is a manageable task. ISA prepared me well for the experience; our director was welcoming and professional throughout the duration of the program and the entire semester was worry free. Studying abroad is an incredible experience that should be considered by everyone.
Philip Wharton, Texas State University - San Marcos
ISA allowed me to have experiences I never would have had at my home university. I never would have thought I would have enjoyed studying abroad as much as I did, but it ended up being one of the greatest experiences I have ever had.
Ryan Schwing, Texas A&M University
This study abroad trip was such a wonderful experience, if I had the opportunity I would do it all again and not change one thing.
ISA has been so wonderful. I feel extremely prepared for my trip to Colombia and know that I will be in good hands once I arrive.
Clare DeVeau, Hope College
ISA is the most professional and welcoming organization I have ever worked with. From the application process to the final departure checklist, the experience was smooth and easy. Thank you ISA for helping me plan my dream study abroad program!
Taylor Wild, Colorado State University
Costa Rica was everything I could have asked for in a study abroad program. Cool people, great staff, amazing teachers, wonderful culture!
Brendan Thompson, Texas A and M University
My ISA experience in Costa Rica changed my life! I was challenged in so many ways and learned so much about myself. Studying abroad is a must for anyone who wants to expand their horizons, meet amazing people, and see the world with a global perspective.
Callie Muri, Western Washington University
Costa Rica is a country with stunning natural beauty of all genres and one that provides the means to be able to see these places. I'm coming back for sure.
David Boyd, North Carolina State University
ISA helped me connect the Spanish language to a beautiful country with a vibrant culture. I learned how to embrace this experience and found myself taking opportunities I never would have taken in the United States. It has been an amazing experience.
Hannah Rosen, Carnegie Mellon University
Studying abroad not only helps you become submersed in a new culture, but it helps you learn more about yourself and life, broadening your horizons and opening your mind to endless possibilities
Kristin White, California Lutheran University
ISA staff was very helpful and available. It is great that ISA helps students with accommodations, and even better that they give them the option to do certain things by themselves. ISA respects your independence as well as they try to help with everything they can.
Leslie Landin, University of Texas, El Paso
ISA is a wonderful window to the world!
Mark Brannen, Rockhurst University
Come search and discover your new family of friends in Heredia, Costa Rica; a new culture demands that you have the ability to create your own experience abroad! Make it happen, let your new friends help!
Michelle Marron, University of Nebraska, Omaha
My travel abroad experience was everything I hoped it would be, plus so much more. I practiced and improved my Spanish an extraordinary amount, I met new people, and made friends and connections from all over the world. I also grew close with my host family, experienced the culture, and learned a lot about myself. It was an extremely positive experience.
Teagan Papke, University of Northern Colorado
My experience in Heredia, Costa Rica for the fall semester 2008 was unbelievable, I had the time of my life. I didn't think studying abroad would be as much fun as I had. I would definitely recommend Heredia, Costa Rica.
Tyler Silverman, Florida Gulf Coast University
I have learned more than I ever thought I would. Now I feel confident with my Spanish as well!
Amanda Schwartz, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Do it. You will meet some awesome people and get to see how things work in another country and another culture, the behind-the-scenes look.
Andrew Luckett, University of Kentucky
I got to interact with a lot of patients, doctors, and nurses from whom I learned a lot about hospitals, medicine, and patient interaction.
Andrew Luckett, University of Kentucky
My experience abroad in Costa Rica was life changing. There is nothing that could replace the memories made and knowledge obtained. What makes this program so wonderful is being surrounded constantly by positive influences that allow you to create yourself in new ways: a wonderful host family to teach you, ISA to guide you when lost, exploring the beauties of surrounding cities, and the culture as a whole will provide you with an unforgettable experience.
Ashley Westgate, Mercyhurst College
I have really grown as a person throughout my study abroad experience. I have met some great people here and have lived with a wonderful host family. If you ever have the opportunity to study abroad, do it, and it will change your life.
Collin Kessner, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Great experience and opportunity for personal growth. Thank you!
Karla Ippolito, Arizona State University
Costa Rica immediately felt like home because of the helpful ISA staff and my loving host family. I can now call another part of the world home and if anyone asks me what the hardest part about studying abroad was, I'd have to say leaving.
Katherine Otanez, Washington State University
Costa Rica has the best environment for learning, exploring and surfing than any other place - ever!
Phillip Glaize, Colorado College
Costa Rica was the best country to go to, but choosing to go with ISA made the experience ever lasting.
Stephanie Cooper, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
I have been so thankful I chose ISA. Everyone has been incredible. I have encouraged other students to consider ISA when they study abroad.
, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Prague was a great jumping-off point for the rest of Europe. I was always happy to be back in the greatest city in the world with some of the greatest friends I will ever meet. It was an experience that I wouldn't trade for anything.
Adam Striar, University of Colorado, Boulder
Prague was amazing and the best decision I've made. The friends I've made and the experiences I've had are something that I will remember for the rest of my life. It was sad to say goodbye, it had become my home.
Anonymous, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Going abroad made me grow up and appreciate independence. I visited cities I would have never thought to go to had I not studied abroad. The highlight of my college experience so far.
Claudia Tadla, University of Colorado
I have grown so much in my 6 weeks here in Prague. I have gotten to see and experience things that I never dreamed of all while making great friends. I am much more confident and feel very independent. I feel like a local now!
Elizabeth McShane, University of Arizona
I come from a small town in Alabama. Studying abroad in a foreign place, by yourself, without any family or friends can be scary. This was the first time I was living in an actual city. The friends I made through ISA I will stay friends with for a long time. I cannot put into words how happy I am with my study abroad experience. It was more than I ever expected!
Emily Miller, University of Alabama
Coming to Prague was the best decision of my life. I had so many wonderful experiences, met so many great people, and learned more than I ever thought possible about different cultures and different people.
Emma Neesam, Edgewood College
ISA gave me the freedom to find my own path and life in Prague, but I still felt comfortable coming to the staff for help with anything. They are there to help you, and I was surprised by how open and welcoming the office was.
Jill Beytin, UC Davis
My Prague experience has given me more than I even imagined possible. The friends I've met here are going to be lifelong ones, and the experiences were unforgettable. I've crossed multiple items off my bucket list from being over here. I wouldn't trade my Prague experience for the world.
Leah Turner, University of Denver
Having the opportunity to study abroad through the ISA program was a once in a lifetime experience through which I gained so much independence, met so many amazing people, and had the time of my life exploring one of the best cities in Europe!
Monica Duffy, University of Denver
I never thought for a second during my trip that I could have been happier anywhere else. ISA Prague was absolutely the best trip, experience and summer of my life!
Natalie Garner, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Everything I've done in Dominican Republic has helped me grow as a person. The ISA staff has done everything to make sure I do well in school, I learn the language to the best of my ability, and, most importantly, I have fun. Honestly, the worst part about it all is leaving.
Ashley Tarr, St. John's University
I came to the Dominican Republic not knowing a thing about it, its history, its culture, or its people. From the moment I stepped off the plane, I fell in love! Yes, it was difficult at times because my Spanish isn't perfect, but that was simply part of the experience and helped me grow as a person. After my time here, I can't imagine never coming back! I'm looking into bringing my pharmaceutical knowledge here for good.
Breann Zerby, Ohio Northern University
I feel like the experience that I received through ISA is something that I could never have done myself. With ISA I was given the opportunity to not only study, but meet all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds, meet american friends and go on bucket list excursions.
Melvin Fatimehin, Kansas State University
Best experience of my life. I would study abroad in the Dominican Republic for another year if I could. I met so many new people, made so many new friends and gained a whole other family and just for that I wouldn't trade this experience for the world.
Nea Muller, Western Washington University
My experiences in La Republica Dominicana were challenging, spontaneous, and life changing. I had a wonderful time living with my host family, making friends with locals, and spending time with my ISA fellow students. I have completely fallen in love with this country! The music, the food, and the people are a part of who I am now. I can't imagine going back to the U.S. where I won't hear merengue music on every corner with spanish weaving itself through the streets. I am not ready to go back to the U.S. but I don't know if I ever will be. La Republica Dominicana will always be in my heart and I am already planning on visiting my host family next summer. I am so thankful for this opporuntiy to test my independence, learn about another culture, and dance merengue & bachata every night!
Sarah Potucek, Carroll College
My three months in the Dominican Republic were three of the best months of my life. I learned a language, experienced a beautiful culture and island, gained a unique appreciation for the world around me, and came out of it a better person. The experience of studying abroad is an opportunity that every student should take advantage of because it is rewarding in more ways than you can imagine. The only way to find out just how great it is is to go ahead and do it!
Shane Barclay, UC Berkeley
Study abroad is one of the best decisions I have ever made! I highly recommend it to everyone! My time in London has been one that I will never forget. All the friends I have made and all of the experiences I've had will continue to impact me for the rest of my life.
Chandra Beehler, North Dakota State University
ISA put together an AMAZING program with the nicest staff. I never regretted picking this program from Day 1.
Jessica Len, University of California, Davis
Through ISA, I have had a much richer cultural experience than I ever would have had on my own. We got to participate in activities I would not normally choose, but I thoroughly enjoyed each of them and feel like I learned more about my host country and myself because I went with ISA. Their constant support and advice helped make the transition into a new culture easier, and I strongly believe that I would not have had nearly the same experience if it wasn't for ISA.
Kate Paccioretti, Montclair State University
I feel very prepared to study abroad, because the staff was extremely helpful and friendly with every question I had about my upcoming trip. They made me feel comfortable and excited to be going to London through their study abroad program.
Lindsey Linhares, Mississippi State University
My experience abroad has truly changed my life. I view everything differently now and it had really taught me to appreciate life and culture to the fullest. And now, I finally know that there is another world out there that I had the opportunity to discover, explore, and enjoy.
Margaret Hayes, Northern Illinois University
ISA helped to make my study abroad experience a very smooth transition. Not only were they there to offer support and direction, but they helped me to make the most of my time abroad. The staff is so friendly and invested in making sure you have all the information you need to be a part of the culture. I would strongly recommend ISA to anyone going abroad. Many of my friends who did not go abroad with ISA wished they had.
Melanie Lehnhardt, Arizona State University
Life is what you make it. Going abroad was the best decision for me, both personally and academically. I learned more about myself and about different cultures, helping me mature in ways that would have been difficult back home. If I had the opportunity to study abroad again, I would take it.
Rebecca Socha, Benedictine University
London is the best city in the world for education, because there are samples of every culture, every people, every religion, every story there. If you want to become a global citizen, go to London.
Sean Kane, Rockhurst University
The time I spent in England was a lifetime experience that I will never forget. The friends I made, the classes I took, the traveling I did aided in the learning and the eventual falling in love with the British culture.
Hannah Pincsak, Edgewood College
My term at Reading was the best semester of my life! The friends I made, the things I experienced, and the places I was able to visit are things I will never forget and I am so happy that I chose ISA!!
Larissa Denton, Colorado Christian University
Studying abroad was the best experience of my life. The ISA staff was absolutely wonderful, and my experience would not have been the same without them. I became great friends with the other ISA students as well as locals, which only added to my experience.
Mary Alice Howard, Mississippi State University
The three months I spend in England with the ISA program were some of the best of my life. The experiences and adventures were amazing, and I made friends with not only my fellow American program members, but also with the locals that I know I will keep for life. I could've happily stayed forever, and I plan on going back to visit and hopefully work as soon as possible. I truly found a second home and family in the UK and am so grateful for ISA and this opporunity.
ISA provides you with an incredible opportunity and helps to guide you through a journey of exploration and maturity. Every student is sure to arrive home with a newfound appreciation for a different culture and with a new perspective on life.
Adrienne Cohen, Dartmouth College
Being abroad has helped me not only to be more independent, but also to be a better student.
Brent Baskerville, University of Nebraska, Omaha
ISA let me spread my wings and learn things about myself that I might have taken another ten years to learn otherwise.
Brittany Maquet-Lambert, Harwick College
ISA has been the portal from my rather boring repetitive life, to this crazy explosion of diversity and new experiences. What I will take back to the U.S from this experience is something that I can't stress enough. I see the world with a whole new attitude and I love it. Top class stuff.
Colin Lima, Ohio State University
I couldn't have picked a better program! It felt like a package full of wonderful experiences, lessons, and people
Edith Rodriguez, Texas State University
ISA Paris was one of the greatest experiences of my life and I would recommend that every college student take part in an ISA study abroad trip.
Julia McCormick, John Carroll University
Through ISA, I have lived in the city that stole my heart!! In two months that I have lived here, I have met students with whom I will be life long friends. I have worked with some of the best professors ever, and I have lived in a host family that truly made Paris feel like home. Merci Beaucoup, ISA!!!!
Kristen Cypret, Missouri State University
My experience with ISA was one that I know I will never forget! From the moment I got my first welcome packet all the way to my flight out of Paris, I never stopped learning about Paris, about Europe, and about myself. The places I saw, the experiences I had, and the friends I made will be with me for the rest of my life. I'm so glad I decided to go on this adventure!
Laura Brond, College of William & Mary
Living in another country can change your life. I'm not who I thought I was 5 weeks ago, and I'm grateful for that
Meredith Reynolds, Augustana College
It was the experience of a lifetime. Not only did I have the opportunity to improve my ability to speak another language, but I grew as a person and learned so much about myself. If I had the opportunity, I would do it all over again!
Being Indian, it was easy for me to adapt to the culture. I found Hyderabad to be an interesting culture. I did learn a lot more and am glad that I got in touch with my roots. I would recommend anyone and everyone to study abroad and to pick India! Filled with a lot of culture!
ISA Hyderabad successfully opened my eyes and my heart to all that India has to offer. I was able to learn about the culture and customs first hand, travel to many parts of the country, and build life-long relationships with locals.
Audrey Rattay, Thiel College
Hyderabad changed me, there I said it. Coming to India and doing this program was daunting at first. But simply by being here I learned that being abroad isn't so hard. In fact I stayed after for a month to travel around India and southeast Asia. I would say coming to India with ISA has been one of the best choices I can recall making. The people I met and the experiences I had will be with me forever.
Gabe Fox, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
India was nothing like I expected. It was a rich blend of culture, spices, adventure, and friends that I will never forget.
Priyanka Surio, University of Miami
During my time in Dublin I learned to be a more independent person, and I know that will help me in the future.
Caitlin Stone, Knox College
It feels like a second home now.
Emily Cable, University of Rhode Island
I became highly independent and an all around well formed individual.
Rebecca Haygood, Lycoming College
Immensely enjoyed my time abroad in Ireland. A combination of the people and the culture made Galway the perfect home away from home and I will cherish the four months of memories I made there.
Annie McGuire, Clemson University
Ireland was amazing. I know it may not sound as exciting as other countries, but it has a lot to offer. The people are friendly, the culture is welcoming, and it's an absolutely gorgeous country. I am so happy that I chose to go to Ireland, and I encourage anyone thinking about studying abroad to consider Ireland as their host country. I also encourage anyone who is thinking of studying abroad to stop thinking and do it! It's a fantastic experience that will be with you for the rest of your life.
Elizabeth Hurd, Saginaw Valley State University
ISA has a wide range of programs for students to choose from depending on what you're looking for. Their staff is informative, friendly, and understanding. You cannot go wrong with ISA.
Joseph Farias, Texas A&M International University
I was so scared to make this leap, but it ended up being the greatest experience of my life. The people I met and the things I got to do and see is unbelievable. I am going to miss Galway everyday until I make it back again!
Katie Mellott, University of South Carolina
Ireland was the greatest experience of my life. I know I was very lucky to have had so much success but that's what you have to do. Put yourself out there, you are abroad for a reason don't just hang out with Americans you can do that at home. Volunteer, learn, explore and I guarantee you to have a great experience.
Kirsten Corley, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Such a rewarding experience that I will never forget. Not only did I learn about the culture while studying abroad, but I also had the time of my life meeting irreplaceable friends and exploring Europe.
Lauren Volpe, University of Rhode Island
This has been hands down the best experience of my life. I have never felt so close and connected to a group of people than I have to my ISA family. The friends I made which abroad are ones that I hope and believe will last for the rest of my life. Everyday was amazing and beautiful in its own way. I never want to go home!
Lydia Villanova, Lynchburg College
ISA has been extraordinarily helpful in assisting me with preparations for studying abroad in Ireland. The website & student portal are well organized & easy to navigate. Furthermore, the staff that I've encountered are more than pleasant & eager to answer my questions!
Sierra Whitt, Georgia College & State University
This experience taught me a lot about a culture I have been interested in since high school. I have been able to see some of the greatest artistic masterpieces in the world, enjoyed some of the finest food ever made, and made my first effort at being a bilingual person. I signed up for every event ISA offered to their students, and there isn't a single one I didn't enjoy. If there is anyone who is so much as thinking about studying in Florence for any period of time, I say do it. You will not be disappointed.
Alva Smith, University of Tulsa
"ISA is the opportunity to grow in culture, make lasting friendships, all during a class. It is the best way to take summer school!"
Anne Peel, University of Texas - Austin
When I look back on this semester abroad, I am confident that choosing this program with ISA in Florence has been the best decision of my life. Being away from home, I have become more independent and met fascinating people who I would have never met had I stayed in the States. The staff and other students have become my family. I have learned to love the Italian culture as well as appreciating my own more now that I have a new perspective of the world. I don't want to leave, but I know that I can use what I have learned here to impact my community back home.
Catherine Berry, University of Georgia
"This was definitely one of the greatest experiences of my life. The biggest problem was that it went by too fast! The ISA staff is so great! They really care about you and are always there to help you if you need it."
Julie Klotz, Arizona State University
ISA provided me with an awesome time abroad. Fun and educational, and definitely an experience I'll never forget.
Lauren Nielsen, Western Washington University
"I loved my time abroad with ISA. The location of my apartment was at the heart of Florence and allowed me to meet a wide variety of people who I'll never forget. Through ISA Florence I had the opportunity to immerse myself in an amazing culture."
Michelle Jones, Christopher Newport University
ISA was great. I enjoyed my time in Rome, got to meet a lot of people who I know I'll stay friends with, and got to really immerse myself in all aspects of Italian culture.
"The ISA Rome program was great! You definitely get your money's worth and it was an amazing experience."
Elyse Gonzalez, Pace University
Going abroad--whether it be through traveling, studying or working--is an experience all individuals should try to fulfill. ISA provided me with a comfortable transition to living abroad and strengthened my desire to continue to travel and experience other cultures.
Heidi Redlitz, UCLA
"Seeing the world first hand was one of the most amazing things I have ever been through. It's something I will never regret doing."
John Burke, Rowan University
"It was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone and everyone. We saw so much of Italy at a great price and came to be great friends with everyone in the group. This is a trip that I will remember forever! "
Leigh Maxwell, University of South Carolina
ISA has allowed me to enjoy my study abroad experience. I never thought that the staff would be so helpful and that I would feel like such a better person.
Maria Treglia, Manhattan College
My experiences abroad have opened my eyes to a world outside the United States. I was able to travel Italy, some countries in Europe, and spent fall break in Morocco. School work was challenging, but enough to handle during the weekdays in order to enjoy and explore on the weekends. The people I met here will definitely be life long friends and contacts. Unbelievable experience! I've had the time of my life!
Sarah Janas, Ramapo College of New Jersey
"I was hesitant about traveling abroad by myself, but I immediately felt comfortable once I met up with the ISA group and jumped right into exploring the city with the people I met at the airport. I gained the confidence to travel by myself to other foreign countries which I never thought I would be able to do."
Sarah Soell, UCLA
The ISA Jordan program is fantastic. Mohammad will take you to eat life changing canafa and falafel on your first day in Jordan, and four months later you'll realize your life really has changed.
Elika Roohi, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
The ISA program in (Amman) provided me with opportunities that I never thought I would experience. The staff, trips, students and people I met made for an unforgettable experience!
Janna Ruedisale, San Diego State University
After studying abroad with ISA, I can not imagine studying abroad with another program because the ISA on-site staff were so helpful and enthusiastic. They are people who go above and beyond to include the students in their lives and to ensure that the students have a smooth transition into the local culture. My experience with ISA was phenomenal and I will recommend it to all future study abroad students that I meet.
Lydia Shippen, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
My experiences with (ISA) were unparalleled. The amount of language I acquired in such a short time was astonishing, and I am so fortunate for how much of the culture I got to experience firsthand.
Ryan Kolter, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
ISA has the best staff and they go above and beyond their duties to ensure that you are comfortable, happy, and enjoying your stay abroad.
Salam Mustafa, California State University, San Marcos
Living abroad in a country where not many people speak English is challenging, but ultimately rewarding beyond belief. You learn how to communicate and understand people across whatever differences you may have - including culture, language, and background. provided an excellent program and a wonderful opportunity for me to explore a little bit more of the world and both grow and learn so much in the process. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone.
Alexandra Inslee, University of California, San Diego
Morocco is a wonderful place for many different kinds of people and I chose it because I wanted to experience life that was vastly different from the one I grew up in. Not necessarily in the sense of money or food but in culture and lifestyle. What I found here was a culture that I enjoyed and wanted to immerse myself in but also had issues that I fundamentally disagreed with. That was the most valuable part of my study abroad experience: learning that life can exist in many different ways, that there are problems in every society and that its important not to judge a culture from within the confines of your own.
Alexandra Loomis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
My experiences while in Morocco were unforgettable. Learning about an entirely new culture and being able to practice another language first hand could not have been done back in the US. I never imagined traveling and learning this way could be so easy and fulfilling.
Amanda Stainback, Old Dominion University
I had a wonderful summer in Meknes with ISA: learned a lot of Arabic, drank a lot of tea, made many discoveries, and had an unforgettable experience.
Anne Lewis, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
I came to Morocco to have the adventure of a lifetime, and I will leave here not only having accomplished that, but with a whole new outlook on the culture, society, and mostly, myself.
Annie Cutler, Kansas State University
An experience like no other! Studying in Meknes was the BEST decision I could have made. The people I met and the places I visited will forever be with me!
Arilene Hernandez, University of Texas - El Paso
It was a study abroad experience that changed the way I see myself in the world.
Benjamin Stracquatanio, The College of New Jersey
Morocco is not your typical study abroad-it will not be easy, every day will be a new challenge but when you figure out how to get through those challenges you'll be a stronger person and you will no doubt grow and learn from your experience here.
Caitlin Boylan, Goucher College
The best semester I have had in three years. The directors are some of the nicest people I know. I would strongly recommend this program.
Eric LaMarche, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
ISA provided me with the tools and guidance to get the most from my experience, without "holding my hand." This has been the best experience of my life - I have been welcomed into a lively, caring Moroccan family, made friends with my professors and other Moroccan students, and got to experience it all with other American students who share the same interests in languages and cultures as I do.
Jennifer Prillaman, Eastern Illinois University
Morocco is a once-in-a-lifetime experience; I learned so much about myself and the world, and the program brought me to life.
Lyndsey Garrett, Arizona State University
Meknes was the perfect place for me to study. Away from all the big tourist cities and a place where I run into familiar faces on the street. The professors care about you and so do ALL the Moroccans around. It was fantastic to be in a place where people are always happy to meet you and welcome you to their home.
Olubukunola Oyewuwo, Texas Tech University
Learn, explore, grow. That is the Meknes way. Don't forget to Morockit like it's hot!
Sarah Little, Southeast Missouri State University
I fell in love with Morocco, the people, the culture, the food, the atmosphere. This was made possible though the ISA staff and the activities and excursions set up for us.
Sarah, Colorado State University
During my time in Belfast, I learned so much about the world. My time abroad has strengthened my desire to travel the world, experience new cultures, and fall further in love with our world and the people that live on it.
Abby Sherriff, Mississippi State University
I could not be more pleased with the people I met here and the experiences I've had! Thank you!!
Anonymous, Texas Tech
I was surprised at how helpful and informative ISA was in my time leading up to study abroad. They even matched me with a vegetarian host family, because I am vegetarian. This has made my worries about what I will be eating so much better!
Brooke Summerfield, Western Washington University
"Studying abroad with ISA was the best choice I could have made and going to Peru was one of the best decisions of my life."
Chelsea Cordle, Rowan College
I am forever changed by Peru.
Hannah Morris, Colorado St.
The ISA Cusco, Peru program is a wonderful opportunity to really learn about Latin American culture. I have been abroad before but have never had such a wonderful cultural learning experience. Living amongst the Peruvian people is truly an honor because I am able to improve my Spanish, see ancient Incan history and traditions, and experience the breathtaking scenery that surrounds not only the city of Cusco, but all of Peru. I would definitely recommend this program if you are looking for a relaxing, simple cultural experience and if you like to learn about the history of an amazingly important country and people (Peruvians and, in particular, the Incans).
Holly Plewa, Saginaw Valley State University
Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity that you can not pass up. It opened my eyes up to a world I couldn't imagine and introduced me to people that I will be friends with for the rest of my life. It helped gain an appreciation for my life and all the possibilities I have that I never had before.
Jessica Schneider, Dominican University
ISA gave me the best experience with my family, my friends and living abroad. I loved the whole time I had in Peru.
Laine Thomas, University of Tennesse, Knoxville
Cusco was the experience of a lifetime. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about these amazing people, places and culture!
Maureen Zach, Augustana College
I have fallen in love with Cusco and plan to return!
Micah Bagwell, University of South Carolina
ISA was AMAZING and I will recommend it to all of my friends at home who want to study abroad!
Rebecca Silvas, Texas St. – San Marcos
When I studied abroad through ISA I felt like the whole world was open to me and anything was possible. I learned so much in and out of the classroom. Thanks for the great program and the great opportunity.
Tessa Alber, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
ISA is incredible at easing the transition into a foreign country. I feel that every need was taken care of and every question I had was always answered quickly and clearly, whether through email before leaving or in person in the host county. Additionally, the inviting atmosphere and the fun excursions leave nothing more to be desired!
Ashley Woods, Saginaw Valley State University
If you're thinking about possibly going abroad, or even if this is the first time you've ever thought about it, DO IT. It will be one of the most fulfilling life experiences you've ever had.
Brittany Stevenson, College of St. Scholastica
Choosing to study abroad in Lima, Peru was one of the best decisions of my life. The people and culture are amazing and like nothing you have ever experienced. When coming to Peru, you're not just taking classes, you're experiencing a whole new world and learning to understand what it means to be different.
Candice Craig, University of Mayland
Peru rocks! ISA rocks! The entire time here I could only think about how lucky I was to be experiencing so many wonderful and incredible things that I know I would have never experienced elsewhere. This isn't just a study abroad program this is an experience abroad!
Claudia Severino, New Jersey City University
You may be able to learn a lot about a country through reading booking and sitting in a classroom, but going abroad will open your eyes to what culture really means.
Daniel Fink, Washington State University
ISA did it once again! Fully satisfied with my study abroad experience two semesters in a row!
Elaina Montagnino, Seton Hall
On study abroad you can't expect things to turn out exactly as you planned, because you were never expecting an experience this life-changing. The kind, easy-going people, the passionate culture, beautiful excursions, and helpful staff made my experience with ISA in Lima, Peru, unforgettable. As my host-mom, Marilu says, "Nada es imposible en Peru!"
Linsi Phelps, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Studying abroad is the best decision I've ever made! It's impossible to explain how much knowledge I've gained and how much I've changed during this program- it was worth every second and every penny!
Melinda Deinert, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
I enjoyed my time here in Lima; I have learned so much about not only Lima, but about the world, and most of all about myself. This experience has changed my outlook on various topics... I feel like I have changed so much in the last 7 months for the better, and I feel that i am better prepared for the next stage of my life due to what I have learned here.
Rebecca Bigler, Arizona State University, ASU
No study-abroad experience is cookie-cutter - each of us have different schedules, housing preferences, and priorities/goals for our time abroad. ISA staff members understand this and go above and beyond to make sure each of us have the best experience possible!
Sierra Ronhovde, Baker University
Seoul will teach you everything about the world: wars and history, the future of mankind, and the importance of overcoming cultural barriers. Despite these things, it's also probably the most fun you'll ever have in your young life.
Benjamin Olmstead, Hartwick College
This program was amazing; I made great lifetime friends in my host country and met a multicultural group of people. I will definitely recommend this program to everyone and Konkuk University was a great host university.
Esther Appiah, Ohio State University
I never thought that an experience abroad would bring me so much happiness. I have found a second home thanks to ISA! I am a lucky girl.
Hana Bachman, Luther College
ISA gave me the opportunity of my life. Traveling to South Korea has expanded my mind to new ideas, cultures and people. I made friends from all over the world- China, France, Japan, German, etc. Not in a million years, I thought I would be in Korea but thanks to ISA I'm here now.
Jassmin Penado, Austin College
Creating a beautiful life while studying abroad is made even more possible by being in the ISA program.
Jennifer Khang, Concordia University Saint Paul
I have loved my stay in Seoul as part of the ISA program here in South Korea. Konkuk University is one of the most beautiful campuses I have been on, and the city itself is just wonderful. The care and attention given by the ISA staff, both in Korea and in North America, has been very helpful during the whole process. This experience has given me the chance to visit a country I have wanted to see for a long time, and I have made memories here that will be with me forever.
Jennifer Truxillo, University of Houston
ISA not only gave me the chance to learn more about my heritage, but to make great friends and awesome memories.
Jennifer Wick, Salisbury State University
I find nothing more rewarding than to go to a different country and just adapt to my surroundings. ISA helped me to grow as a person and be confident in my future career path abroad. I learned new things not only about Korea, but also about myself that I will carry with me the rest of my life.
Mary Schwark, Bradley University
If I had the chance to go back in time before my semester-stay in Korea, I would still choose ISA. This experience has been amazing, and I would not change anything about it. The people, the country, and all I have done thus far will remain close in my heart.
Samantha Marquez, Austin College
The words Barcelona, Spain will never have the same meaning again. To some, they are only the name of a city and country in Europe. To me: they represent the cliche quote of "the best time of my life". A time where I was able to break away from all the fears that kept me from my own personal growth. They perfectly embody the departure of my journey to becoming who I want to be in the future. A strong, independent, and well prepared student and professional. Barcelona has marked my life forever. Amo Barcelona! Amo a Espana! Vale tio!
Ana Flores, Our Lady of Lakes University
I feel like I have grown so much as a person on this trip! I have learned so much about another culture and people around the world, while also learning about myself. This trip has been life-changing and I made friends I know I will have for life. It has really taught me how to appreciate other cultures and has opened my eyes to what else is out there in the world. I am so grateful to have experienced such an amazing trip.
Erin Kennedy, Arizona State University
From the very beginning, I felt very well taken care of by ISA. I honestly had one of the greatest experiences of my life abroad and ISA was a huge part of that.
Hillary May, Clemson University
ISA was just who they promised to be. They are an intelligently designed and managed organization that truly care for their students and go to all lengths to make sure that you feel comfortable and informed at all times!
Kristina Michael, University of Louisville
Studying abroad in Barcelona was the best way to become not only more internationally aware, but also more cultured and independent. You only live once and you're only young once; take advantage of this opportunity and let it be the most rewarding part of your college experience!
Laura Weiss, University of California - San Diego
Coming abroad you are thrust into a completely new atmosphere. Something I really loved about ISA was that they helped you through every step of the process; from applying and getting there to transportation and leaving at the end. They're there for you from start to finish. The staff are great and the combination between the cultural activities and the excursions really provide the most enriching experience. No other program can compare. If I study abroad again, ISA is my sure choice!
Laurel Bonfiglio, Grand Valley State University
I had the greatest four months of my life in Barcelona, I gained lifelong friends, unsurpassable experiences and memories to last a lifetime. Barcelona changed my life.
Madlyn Friedenfeld, University of Kansas
ISA made it possible for me to go to a foreign country where I didn't speak the language and live with a local family, travel throughout the major cities of the country, and really gain an understanding of a culture that I never would have been able to understand as fully on my own.
Michael Couch, Butler University
My experience abroad has changed my life for the better. I know that those were the best four months of my life, and now I can use this experience to make me grow even more as a person as I move on in life.
Nicoletta Shanos, University of Maine
When I arrived in Barcelona, I came by myself, not knowing anyone and I'm now leaving with a family including ISA, students from all around the world, and everyone I met along the way. I've grown to become an open-minded and independent individual. I now have priceless memories and stories that will last a lifetime. I will always have a special place in my heart for Barcelona and I know I will be back here again. Gracias por todo y nos vemos pronto!
Rachel Lawless, University of Mary Washington
Studying abroad with ISA has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. My host family was phenomenal, the staff was extremely helpful, and the city was beautiful! I wish I could stay longer!
Allison Hoefener, The College of New Jersey
The excursions were great, they were the most fun part because I got to know everyone in my group very well and I didn't have to worry about planning any transportation or hotels. I got to learn all about the cities from someone who actually knew where to go and what to do.
Annie Rouse, University of Kentucky
Bilbao is a great city that's a bit off-the-map and helps students see another side of Spain. The Basque country is a unique part of Spain that offers experiences other cities can't offer.
Armen Kagodorian, University of California, Irvine
ISA has gone above and beyond my expectations to provide me with all of the necessary materials and information for my trip. They are willing to answer any and all of the questions I have about literally anything regarding the program, excursions, classes, housing arrangements...ect. I am so grateful for such a knowledgeable and friendly staff!
Austin Leffel, Colorado State University
Studying abroad is really the experience of a life time. It may sound cliche but it's the truth. I have seen more things in the 3 months that I have been in Europe than most people would get to see in a life time. Not to mention that life long friends and connections that I have made. This one decision of choosing to study abroad changed my entire life.
Jeremy Jennings, Kean University
I loved studying abroad. Being away from home is very difficult but living in Europe provides access to the entire continent of Europe. There is always something to do or something to see that is loaded with history and culture. I feel that in my 4 months in Bilbao, I matured as a person and challenged myself by living out of my element and becoming accustomed to an entirely different culture.
Jeremy Pickett, University of California, Santa Barbara
My semester in Bilbao was amazing! It is such a unique city with so much to do. There is always something going on to get involved in.
Megan Walters, Flagler College
The people you meet, the places you go, and the experiences you have in ISA are worth every penny you spend.
Stephen Lien, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
"Studying in Granada for a month vastly improved my Spanish and lent me a new perspective on the world that I usually don't see. It was one of the hardest things I've done, but also one of the most interesting and rewarding."
Abby Brownback, Kansas State University
"My experience in Spain was absolutely incredible. Never in my life have I been better able to integrate myself within a foreign culture. A piece of myself will forever belong to Andalucia."
Alexander Hernandez, Fairleigh Dickson University
"You simply cannot learn fully about another culture in a classroom. I have learned more about Spanish culture and language in three months abroad than I have learned in seven years studying in the US."
Robert Andrews, Emory and Henry College
"Not only did studying in Spain give me an authentic and exotic view of life outside the US, but also a clearer understanding on where I am and where I'd like to be."
Robert DuBois, University of Northern Colorado
"ISA helped provide us with a safe, cheap, and incredibly fun way to experience full immersion in a foreign culture. I feel like I have learned more this past month than I do in an entire semester at home, inside and outside the classroom."
Bartley Hagerman, Miami University of Ohio
"I cannot think of a better way to immerse yourself in another culture than to go abroad, and ISA catered to my needs and contributed to my overall experience in a positive way. If I could do it all over again, ISA would still be my top choice!"
Bree Wells, Texas A&M University
"ISA allowed me to do many things that would have been impossible had I come independently. I can't believe it's only been a month for all that was included in the trip!"
Elizabeth Claycomb, Texas A&M University
"ISA made the experience so easy and stress-free. I was matched with a wonderful family and had an unforgettable experience."
Elizabeth Claycomb, Texas A&M University
"I learned so much in my five months here in Madrid, not only about the Spanish language and culture, but also about myself and my life."
Jillian Rhoad, Ohio State University
ISA was an incredible resource throughout the experience. They went out of their way to be accommodating--even to our personal needs. Loved the program!
Maricela Montoy, Stanford University
I would recommend this program to others because it really broadened my horizons and helped me with my Spanish. I can't even put into words how much this experience meant to me; it was life changing!
Marlow Maruniak, University of Florida
"I will never forget this experience, ISA helped me open up my eyes to another culture, engage my learning in another language, and provided me a summer I will never forget with people I will always remember."
Michelle Kennis, Worcester State College
"It allowed me to learn about Spain in the classroom, at home, and through various experiences inside and outside of Madrid."
Ryan Craggs, Ohio State University
"I think the ISA experience is exactly what study abroad should be. The excursions, the people, and the overall effectiveness of the program have provided me with the best experience possible. I would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat."
Sharlene Sanidad, The College of New Jersey
ISA is an incredible program that offers students a great way to get to know their country of choice and engage in valuable experiences and relationships while doing so!
Adjoa Anim-Appiah, Albertson College of Idaho
The ISA staff in Malaga is amazing. I had a great time just hanging out at the office and doing the activities with the rest of the ISA group. All the excursions were awesome.
Amelia Hodges, Kansas State University
I love ISA and the time I have spent here I will cherish for the rest of my life!
Brittany Carter, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
I enjoyed the fact that I there was so much stuff that I could do on my own with a reasonable price and that I could be as dependent or independent as I needed to be.
Heather Schroeder, Westminster College
ISA provided an excellent opportunity to gain experience in another language and culture.
Jesse Ford, University of Idaho, Boise
ISA staff made my pre-departure preparation easy and coherent, leaving me stress free and ready for action abroad!
Jordan Barnes, Saint Anselm College
I was able to practice my Spanish so much more because I lived with a family. They didn't speak English, so I was forced to use my Spanish, which I know greatly improved my Spanish skills.
Katlyn Nasseri, University of Louisville
ISA is a great program to not only learn a new language but to be immersed in a new culture and to become part of it. The host families, as well as the employees at ISA, are incredible and will make every moment of our experience special.
Michelle Zavislan, University of Denver
I have never traveled to Europe, but I feel prepared and excited because of the outstanding ISA Staff. Their genuine interest in helping students obtain the best experience makes this program stand out.
Serena Lomonico, University of California, Los Angeles
I expected my time in Spain to be great, but it really was truly unforgettable and I would recommend study abroad to anyone. It's something unexplainable that must be seen for oneself.
Courtney Thomas, Rowan University
I have experienced amazing things abroad and met people that will be a part of my life forever.
David Paradis, University of Wyoming
"It is the warmest feeling to know that someone was there day or night to rely on."
Emmanuel Cornejo, Arizona State University
"I would recommend ISA because it is consistently the best. I have friends who have studied all over with ISA and say the same."
Julie Emerson, UCLA
The experience of a lifetime! I met wonderful people from both Spain and the U.S.
Karleya Sommer, Ohio State University
"Deferring a semester before I started college to study abroad was the best decision I could have made. I learned far more in this term abroad than any of my friends at home in their first semesters of college."
Magdalene Carter, Middlebury College
"It was the best experience I could have asked for. Helpful directors, great people, beautiful city...What more could you want?"
Maggie Burns, University of Denver
I would recommend this program to other students because ISA is very organized and available for students at all times.
Mary Frances Griffith, University of Colorado, Boulder
"The ISA program was incredible. As fantastic as the excursions were, I think the strength of ISA lies in its people. The personal attention was amazing. I would recommend ISA to anyone studying abroad."
Rachel Wagner, Grove City College
Best summer of my life!
Samantha Hunter, University of Michigan
My ISA group has become my family and closest friends. I am so happy to have chosen this program if just for the fact of the people I have met here. The city of Santander is beautiful. The beach and the mountains make for a beautiful background to this lovely city.
Christina Arecchi, Ramapo College of New Jersey
ISA was a great resource. If I ever needed anything, I knew who I could go to and that that I would get the help I needed. At the same time, they don't hold your hand through the whole experience. They let you explore and discover things for yourself. I think the balance ISA provided of independence and providing a home base was perfect for my first extended stay abroad.
Eleanor Kurucz, University of Northern Colorado
The ISA program has been an amazing experience because it opened the door to my interest and curiousity about other cultures and individuals. This program has taught me that I want to continue traveling and learning in everyway possible.
Hannah Garrad, Missouri State University
My trip to Santander far surpassed my expectations. Over the last ten weeks, I've made some amazing memories while growing both personally and in my knowledge of the Spanish Culture."
Jace Jackson, University of Denver
Studying abroad was an even greater experience than I ever thought it would be. I am so glad that I participated in this program. I would recommend that everyone who has the opportunity find a way to study abroad because this was truly a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget.
Merijke Coenraad, Creighton University
It was a wonderful experience, I loved all the excursions and I made friends that I want to keep forever! It's hard to get back to normal and not think of all the things you learned and the place you lived for those months...I miss Spain immensely and I can't wait to be able to go back!
Vanessa Pedroni, Grand Valley State University
In a nutshell: PHENOMENAL. I would only go back in time not to change anything but to do it all again!
Allyson Moeller, University of California, Los Angeles
My experience abroad... How can I put it into words? There is no way to describe the experience I had. I have met some wonderful people abroad and have made some lifelong friends. Living with my host parents has been the best experience. I have enjoyed living like a Spaniard and feeling like I am at home here. Volunteering here has also showed me more of the Spanish culture. Overall, not only is the city amazing to explore, but getting to know the people of Sevilla that I have been surrounded with has been incredible too. I would not change anything about my experience: not the city I chose, the home stay I was in, or the program I went with. I loved everything, thank you ISA!!!
Anonymous, Colorado State University
My study abroad experience captured all the elements of cultural, language, academic, and professional development that I could have hoped for. ISA did a phenomenal job in organizing activities and experiences that challenge students to immerse themselves in the culture, while still making it feel like you are at "home." The staff is friendly and helpful and the excursion trips took us to some incredible sights across the country. I could not recommend them more!
Cameron Delphia, Colorado State University
Sevilla is a beautiful, captivating city that with surprise you daily! I absolutely LOVED studying in this gorgeous city. The people are so welcoming and so rich in culture. I was able to practice my Spanish daily and my home stay was more than I could ever imagine. I would most defiantly recommend Sevilla and the ISA program to all college students. Not only do you get to experience another culture, but you grow yourself into who you are supposed to be.
Carly Olsen, Azusa Pacific University
My experience in Sevilla is one that I will never forget and am eternally grateful for. I made some of my best friends here, I had incredible experiences, and I learned so much about the culture of Sevilla. Without ISA, my experience would not have been as rewarding as it has been for me. Mi corazón estará en Sevilla para siempre!
Emily Murray, Grand Valley State University
This experience has been the best experience of my life. I have grown and learned so much. In the process, I've fallen in love with a culture, a language, and a people that I will carry in my heart for the rest of my life.
Emily Pinkston, University of Kentucky
If you want to really experience another culture ISA is a great program to be involved with. The staff is there every step of the way to help you and they offer activities weekly to get you out in the city experiencing what life is really like here. Great experience that I will never forget. So glad I chose to study abroad with ISA.
Hayden Clark, Kennesaw State University
Never be hesitant to study abroad, it was a dream come true, and something I'll truly never forget. I experienced things abroad that I'll never forget, I visited places that I would never have seen, and most importantly I met great people from all over the world who I would never have had the opportunity and grace to meet.
Jeff Richardson, The College of New Jersey
ISA is a fantastic program! All the directors are fabulous and so helpful. I know that if I came back to Sevilla one day, they would gladly welcome me back with abrazos and besitos. I felt like I was a part of a wonderful family here in Sevilla. If I needed anything, I know they would have been there to help. After talking to many other students in different programs, I am positive that ISA is the best program out there. Every single student in ISA has been satisfied above and beyond. GO ISA!
Megan Lloyd, University of Denver
Before I came to Spain I was really nervous about the people, the family, and everything in general but, ISA made this experience unforgettable and made memories that I would not trade for the world.
My abroad experience has far surpassed all the high expectations set. Great classes, great staff, great people, incredible experiences. I'd recommend it in a heartbeat!
Carina Martin, University of California, Los Angeles
I signed up for study abroad not having any clue what I was about to get myself into. Little did I know I would have the most fulfilling experience of my life. I learned a lot about an entire different culture and I learned even more about myself. I am a better person because of it and have realized there's so much of the world to see, you just have to go out there and give it a chance. Hands down, the best decision of my life.
Jessica Espinosa, Rowan University
This was the greatest experience of my life.
Kevin Thompson, University of Kentucky
I would definitely recommend the ISA program to students who are thinking about studying abroad. The program was organized in a great fashion. I am so glad that I made the choice to study abroad. It was a life changing experience that I feel will help me in my future career and to continue growing as a person. It was the experience of a lifetime and I will treasure it forever.
Marlen Carmona, West Texas A&M University
Valencia is an incredible city with opportunities around every corner. You just need to look around and anything and everything you've ever imagined will be readily available!
Rachael Kuehnel, University of Wisconsin Whitewater