How To Affiliate

The fundamental goal of an affiliation agreement is to forge a strong working relationship. An ISA affiliation agreement not only provides benefits to you and your students, but also enables ISA to gain a more detailed understanding of your university practices and policies. Becoming an ISA affiliate will allow ISA to better serve your institution?s students, faculty and advisors.

BENEFITS OF AFFILIATING WITH ISA

INCREASED SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Each year, ISA offers our participating students approximately $150,000 in financial support through host university grants and ISA scholarships. Of those awards, $58,000 is earmarked specifically for scholarships for students from ISA?s affiliated partner institutions.

CHOICE OF PROGRAM DISCOUNT OR GRANT FUND

In addition to the aforementioned scholarships, ISA offers another $800,000 in affiliate discounts and grants annually. As an affiliate your institution will have the choice of either a discount to future participants from your university or the establishment of a grant fund, from which you may then allocate scholarships to future students participating in ISA programs.

ACCESS TO ISA ADVISORS? PORTAL

This web-based resource allows ISA affiliates to view specific program information for each student (e.g. host university, enrollment status, acceptance date and site-specific online orientation). In addition, the Portal is home to ISA?s extensive webinar library and additional advising resources.

AFFILIATION RATE

Our affiliated universities receive a discounted rate when participating in ISA international site visits.

EFFICIENT AND CLEAR COMMUNICATION

Due to increased and regular communication, your students will enjoy a streamlined and efficient process when they are working with their courses, finances and advising.

THERE IS NO COST TO AFFILIATE AND NO NEED TO BE EXCLUSIVE

There is no financial cost to your institution in order to affiliate with ISA. Nor does ISA expect or request that you make ISA your exclusive provider.

OUR EXPECTATIONS

CAMPUS VISITS

Allow ISA staff to regularly visit campus in order to learn more about education abroad at your institution. ISA asks for one visit per semester to meet with advisors, learn about new policies and procedures and speak with students or faculty to understand their needs and preferences.

STUDY ABROAD FAIR PARTICIPATION

ISA receives an invitation to attend your university?s study abroad fair.

OPEN COMMUNICATION

ISA?s consistent communication with advisors is one of the greatest resources for understanding an affiliate?s campus protocols, advising procedures, enrollment requirements and other institution-specific information.

INDICATE OUR PARTNERSHIP

ISA requests that our programs be included among your education abroad offerings for student consideration.

For further information regarding affiliating with ISA, please do not hesitate to contact the ISA office in Austin. You may also contact the ISA Regional Director for your institution.