ISA has become one of the leading study abroad providers in the country by developing close professional relationships with study abroad offices, and by assisting each of our program participants through the study abroad process. In an effort to promote comprehensive campus internationalization, increase transparency, and extend our company culture, ISA offers advisors and faculty the opportunity to participate in Group Site Visits, Individual Site Visits, Advisors' Workshops, and Faculty Seminars.
It is our hope that by visiting our program locations on an arranged Group Site Visit or an Individual Site Visit, by attending an Advisors' Workshop at our headquarters in Austin, Texas, or by continuing your professional development by attending a Faculty Seminar, your knowledge of our programs, along with your confidence in ISA, will increase. We welcome the opportunity to host you at our program sites or at our headquarters in Austin, and would be delighted to share our passion for international education with you and your colleagues.
ISA hosts Advisors' Workshops biannually at our headquarters in Austin, Texas. The Workshop gives an opportunity for full-time study abroad staff and faculty to familiarize themselves with ISA's stateside operations. The two-day Advisors' Workshop covers various topics of interest such as: the ISA application process, pre-departure orientation, financial aid, service-learning opportunities, academic advising, Custom Programs, and health and safety management and protocols. Advisors and faculty will also have the opportunity to attend country-specific information sessions with the ISA Site Specialists for the areas most relevant to their students' advising needs.
To learn more about ISA Advisors' Workshops, please contact the Academic Affairs Representative at AdvisorsWorkshop@studiesabroad.com
ISA hosts Faculty Seminars biannually at various ISA host universities. The purpose of the Seminars is to invite U.S. faculty, faculty from our host institution partners, and local experts to come together for an intellectual exchange of ideas. These ideas are relevant to a field of expertise and are within the context of the local environment abroad. The Seminars are a way to engage U.S. faculty members with ISA's host institution partners and introduce them to the academic programs available to students, the host cities where students reside while studying, and the ISA staff that provide support services for these students during their program. There will also be a session at each site visited during the faculty seminar that will review the ISA academic programs of that site and focus on the curricular aspects of the program.
To learn more about ISA Faculty Seminars, please visit http://facultyseminar.studiesabroad.com/, or email: FacultySeminar@studiesabroad.com
Group Site Visits
ISA offers multiple Group Site Visits during both the spring and fall semesters. Our Group Site Visit itinerary typically includes visits to two or more ISA program sites, and consists of both academic and cultural activities. Group Site Visit participants will tour our host institutions, observe various classes, and meet with university personnel, including international office administrators and faculty when possible. In addition to host university visits, Group Site Visit participants will visit the ISA office at each site, during which they will meet the ISA staff responsible for supporting students during their study abroad program. Visitors will also be able to spend time with ISA students currently abroad, allowing visitors the opportunity to speak openly with students about their experience with ISA.
To learn more about ISA Group Site Visits, please contact the Academic Affairs Representative at SiteVisit@studiesabroad.com
ISA offers Individual Site Visits at all of our program locations, allowing study abroad advisors and faculty to gain first-hand knowledge of our program offerings, host university curriculum, and ISA on-site support. The itinerary for an Individual Site Visit is tailored to best meet the specific needs and objectives of the visitor. A typical individual site visit itinerary can include a meeting with our on-site staff to review ISA's program offerings, along with visits to the host university and ISA student housing. Individual Site Visits can be planned as a half- or full-day visit, depending on the visitors' availability.
If you or a colleague are planning to travel to a city where an ISA program is located and are interested in an Individual Site Visit, please send the available dates for the visit, areas of interest and/or site visit objectives, and any other pertinent information to the Academic Affairs Representative at SiteVisit@studiesabroad.com. Please note that Individual Site Visit costs are not subsidized by ISA.