Choosing a study abroad program is an exciting yet complex process. There are some initial items you'll want to consider before moving forward with an ISA program application.
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Step 1 - Meet the Minimum Requirements
Familiarize yourself with the eligibility requirements found under the Overview section of each program on the ISA website and check if there are any additional documents required to complete the ISA application.
Step 2 - Review ISA Due Dates & Policies
Check the application due date for the program of your choice, and submit your application and supplemental materials as soon as possible. Due to high enrollment, ISA recommends submitting applications at least one to two months before the application due date. ISA accepts applicants on a rolling basis.
ISA due dates do not necessarily coincide with student visa deadlines. Some programs may or may not require a student visa. Applicants are responsible for researching these requirements which are independent of ISA's application requirements.
Students who apply after the application deadline are subject to a late fee of $150.
See our Prices and Dates page to find out when your final forms and payment are due.
Prior to your official acceptance, please refrain from booking flights for your program. ISA reserves the right to adjust program dates to accommodate host university calendar changes, and is not responsible for airline fare or ticket change fees incurred by program participants. Prices and dates are subject to change without notice.
Review the ISA cancellation policy:
This policy applies to all cancellations, regardless of the reason. Your request to withdraw and receive a refund must be made in writing to ISA. The deposit is non-refundable once your application has been submitted. However, if your application is denied due to eligibility requirements, your deposit will be fully refunded. Alternative payment arrangements (financial aid, payment plans, etc.) do not exempt you from this policy.
Signing and returning all documents in your student portal is your responsibility. If you fail to return the documents after repeated notification (email or call), you will be deemed withdrawn and will not be eligible for any refund.
Housing deposits and housing confirmation fees are non-refundable after the original payment due date.
If you change or defer to another ISA program after the payment due date but prior to the final deadline to withdraw, ISA will assess a $500 change fee plus costs incurred. Program changes are not permitted 1-14 days prior to the start of the program.
Step 3 - Complete the Online Application
Step 4 - Gain Access to the ISA Student Portal & Review Required Application Materials
Once your online application has been received by your Program Manager, you will receive an email notification containing login information for the ISA student portal system. Please allow 2-3 business days to receive the notification.
Here you will have access to a list containing all the required application materials and instructions on how to submit them. All ISA programs require the ISA Application Supplement (completed with your study abroad advisor) and Official Transcripts from any institution you have attended.
*Official Transcript - If you have attended multiple universities, submit a transcript from each university attended. Students must be enrolled at a college at the time of application, although exceptions may be made. Recent High school graduates may also apply for select Gap Year Programs.
On the portal you will have the ability to upload certain application documents (i.e. ISA Application Supplement) and to view which application materials have or have not been received by ISA. Certain programs require additional application materials and these will be listed in your portal. For your reference, please refer to the chart below and the individual program section of the ISA website for more details.
Step 5 - Submit Your Application Materials & Await Status Notification
Submit completed application materials per the instructions on the ISA Student Portal. Application materials should be submitted to the portal and/or arrive in the appropriate ISA office no later than the application deadline.
Send materials for ALL programs, with the exception of Pacific Region or Internship Programs, to:
For Pacific Region (Australia, New Zealand, Fiji) or Internship Programs, send to:
Your complete application package will be promptly reviewed by your ISA Program Manager and forwarded to the host institution for approval, if applicable.
You will receive notification of your enrollment status via email, and if accepted, be provided with access to post-acceptance forms and payment information in your ISA Student Portal.
The ISA final forms and payment deadline is approximately 2 weeks after the application deadline. You are responsible for submitting all post-acceptance forms and payment through your portal by your deadline, otherwise late fees may apply. Please check our website for specific deadlines and plan accordingly. We encourage you to apply early to allow yourself plenty of time to complete all items outlined in your portal.
If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at 512-480-8522, or by email at email@example.com.
1.For most ISA programs, students with a GPA that falls below the requirement can submit at least one academic letter
of recommendation and a letter of intent for consideration into the program. The letter of intent should be submitted on the ISA student
portal and explain why the applicant wants to study abroad, and how it will affect his or her academic and professional career. It is
also a great opportunity to explain the lower GPA, for example, if there were certain uncontrollable circumstances affecting his or her
coursework. Please keep in mind that submitting an academic letter of recommendation and letter of intent does not automatically
guarantee admission into the program.
2. Please be aware that the $200 application deposit is non-refundable unless ISA is unable to accept you into the program.2
3. The academic letter of recommendation must be on university letterhead and include the signature and title of the reference.3
4. The letter of intent should be approximately 500 words, written by the prospective student, explaining why he or she wants to study abroad, and how it will affect his or her academic and professional career. 4