HISTORY

ISA Service-Learning was created to propel students beyond the original confines of the classroom by providing opportunities to work at local NGOs, schools, clinics and businesses through structured service-learning and volunteer group projects year-round. Service-Learning programs address the needs of the community and organization abroad while encouraging personal and professional growth, developing language proficiency and facilitating meaningful community engagement. For the past decade, ISA Service-Learning has consistently added a unique dimension to the abroad experience, resulting in a greater understanding of the language, culture, and community of the host country. With its roots in Latin America, ISA Service-Learning has grown to include programs in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

 

MISSION

ISA Service-Learning is dedicated to providing professional and personalized service from your first contact with a representative to the day you return home. For our participants, we encourage personal growth and facilitate the development of skills such as problem solving, appreciation for community and diversity, and the ability to cooperate and collaborate in an international setting.  We strive to make a positive impact on the international communities we serve, bring unique people and cultures together and promote an understanding of global issues.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ABROAD (ISA)

International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada the opportunity to explore the world since 1987. ISA provides an expansive offering of academic and experiential programs to increase students’ awareness of cultures and societies outside of their national boundaries. Additionally, ISA programs are designed to maximize participants' learning abroad, while providing support and expert guidance before, during and after their time abroad. ISA is a Global Partner of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and supports NAFSA's efforts to advance international education and exchange.