A team of helpful ISA staff members guide students through the entire study abroad process from application through reentry.The Student Services Advisors help prospective students with choosing a program to best fit their academic and cultural objectives. Once a program is selected, students then work with the talented team of Program Managers for the application and financial logistics while the seasoned Site Specialists guide students through academic, cultural and functional aspects of their programs.
The personal and individual nature of advising is supplemented by plentiful web-based materials. The ISA online orientation is a user friendly fresh layout to navigate program preparation specifically tailored to each program location. Students can further develop personal and academic goals by viewing the ISA student blog :60 plus on study abroad video series or the Culture Corner on each city specific page of the website.
Additionally, the ISA Student Portal, an online interface allowing students the ability to upload supplemental program documents and receive valuable information regarding their study abroad program, was developed to assist students with program expectations and includes important pre-departure information on various topics related to their experience abroad.
Homestay: Included in the price of all ISA Málaga programs.
Student residence: Available to interested semester students. Please contact ISA with specific questions.
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Meals and Laundry service vary depending on location and program. Most homestays include both meals and a weekly laundry service, while residencias may vary.
*Lunch and dinner are not provided on ISA excursion days.
Excursions are included in the price of all ISA programs, except Intensive Month programs.
Excursions are designed to complement the academic component of the student's study abroad experience. Transportation and guided tours are included. During multi-day excursions, hotel accommodations and breakfast are also included. Additional optional excursions may be offered but are not included in the ISA program price. Students may sign up and pay for these excursions after they arrive at their program site.
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*Excursions are included in the price of all ISA programs, except Intensive Month and J-Term programs.
A primary objective of all ISA programs is to facilitate the learning and development of program participants. We rely on host universities to provide quality instruction in the classroom, but ISA is the main facilitator of learning outside of the classroom. Efforts to promote student learning are shaped by a teaching and learning framework we call the ISA Discovery Model.
According to this model, student learning and development is organized into five areas of discovery: 1. Intercultural, 2. Historical, 3. Sociopolitical, 4. Professional and 5. Environmental
Throughout the duration of ISA programs, we provide participants the opportunity to pursue these five areas of discovery. ISA excursions and cultural activities are most important among these opportunities. Each excursion and cultural activity is designed to help participants reach a specific set of learning objectives. In addition to the ISA cultural activities and excursions, ISA will also point students towards non-ISA sponsored events and opportunities that will facilitate discovery in one or more of the five areas of discovery.
Health, Safety and Security (HSS) for ISA students is jointly managed by our resident staff and HSS team. This team works to monitor risk at program locations, respond to any crises taht may arise and develop policies to further ensure the health, safety and security of students abroad with ISA. HHS also facilitates an in-house on-call system with a U.S.-based employee and manager who are available in case of an emergency 24-7.
ISA regular office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:00am - 7:00pm and Friday, 7:00am - 5:00pm Central Time. For students or parents who need assistance in an emergency situation outside of the regular office hours, please call the ISA office at 512-480-8522 to access the ISA emergency contact information for that particular week. Students who experience an emergency while abroad will also have access to on-site staff 24-hour emergency assistance.
Ground transportation is provided from the Madrid-Barajas airport (MAD) for students who arrive during the ISA designated arrival date and time, and at the appropriate airport.
*Airport pick up is not included for Intensive Month programs or J-term programs.
Our U.S.-based Site Specialists are trained to handle visa issues for each of our and their corresponding U.S.-based consulates.
*For Spain programs over 90 days, ISA's Site Specialists can assist in the delivery of all necessary paperwork required to obtain the student visa. The Visa Service fee varies per consulate. Please visit the Student Visa and Embassy page
Students participating in an ISA program have the opportunity to receive scholarships or grants that can be applied directly to assist with their study abroad. ISA awards over $600,000 in grants and scholarships each year. In addition, there are host university scholarships available at specific program locations. To see what's available, visit the