Application Deposit Reduction

As of March 7th, we have reduced our application deposit from $200 to $95 for all ISA divisions. This deposit continues to be applied towards the overall student program cost and is not an additional fee.


ISA Advisors’ Workshops

GoAbroad Innovation Award Finalist

Latin America Resident Directors’ Meeting

San José, Costa Rica


New Study Abroad MOOC

Macquarie Receives Institute for International Education Award

Planning for Academic Success – Pacific Region Academic Workshops

Program Updates

Barcelona, Spain

Universidad Pompeu Fabra


Florianópolis, Brazil

Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina



Additional Courses include:



Lima, Peru

Universidad del Pacífico


Starting this fall, the Business & Latin American Studies Courses with Locals program at the Universidad del Pacífico (UP) will no longer have a language requirement. Additionally, the UP has expanded their content courses instructed in English with locals, to include the following subjects: business, economics, and management.


Paris, France

Institut Catholique de Paris


The Intensive French Language September program at the Institut Catholique de Paris will resume this year. This program accommodates students at all language levels and allows them to earn 84 contact hours (5 U.S. semester credits).


Santiago, Dominican Republic

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra


Starting this fall, our Latin American Studies, Spanish Language & Courses with Locals program at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra will offer courses with international students taught in English, with subjects in Dominican culture, history and literature. This is an excellent program for Spanish and Latin American Studies majors who want to immerse themselves in Dominican culture, while simultaneously improving their Spanish language proficiency.


Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, Chile

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso



Program Name Changes

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE)


Program Suspensions


NAFSA Presentations

Selecting Budget-Friendly, Best Fit Marketing & Communication Tools

May 30, 2 - 3:30 pm

Facilitating Student Learning and Development Abroad with Co-Curricular Activities

June 1, 8 - 9:00 am


Nikki Hemingway, ISA

Jim Galvin, University of California, San Diego

Chasing Impact: Women in International Education Successfully Navigating Career Transitions

June 1, 2 - 3:15pm


Sandy Soohoo-Refaei, Point Loma Nazarene University

Jennifer Creamer, Ph.D., Robert Morris University

Rebecca Pisano, Ph.D., Stevenson University

Malaika Serrano, ISA

Developing a Strategic Program Portfolio: How to Make it Happen

June 1, 2 - 3:15 pm


Lauren Alexander, ISA

Dan Hart, Arizona State University

Leigh Neys, Ed.D., Northern State University

Jon Stauff, Ph.D., Monmouth University

Leveraging a Framework for Co-Curricular Learning in Education Abroad: Engaging Faculty, Students and Technology

June 2, 10 - 11:15 am


Lisette Montoto, Ph.D., ISA

Beth Laux, University of Utah

Christine Oakley, Washington State University


Santiago, Chile, June 13-16, 2017



Free educational opportunities presented by ISA before and after GIC:


Pre-conference Workshop with ISA: Risk Management of Internship Programs followed by ISA internship site visits

June 12, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Site Visit to Valparaíso and Viña del Mar

June 16, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm


Austin, TX, June 22, 2017


Financial Aid & Scholarship Recipients

2017 Summer Scholarship Recipients


ISA Freeman-ASIA Supplemental Scholarship



Fall Travel Vouchers


Agreements and Collaborations

Since the last issue of the Academic Update Newsletter, ISA has entered into affiliation agreements with the following universities:


• Eastern Michigan University

• Lincoln University

• Robert Morris University

• University of Evansville


Since the last issue of the Academic Update Newsletter, Veritas Abroad has entered into affiliation agreements with the following universities:


• Oral Roberts University


Employee Updates

Nick Zappitelli

Director of Student Outreach/Alumni Relations


On May 1st, Nick Zappitelli moved into a new position with ISA as the Director of Student Outreach/Alumni Relations. In addition to working closely with University Relations, in his new role, Nick will oversee the Student Services advising team as well as ISA's Alumni Relations and Global Ambassador programs.

Veritas Abroad

Veritas Christian Study Abroad is pleased to announce the addition of two new program locations in Scotland: Glasgow and Stirling. Scotland program participants will have the opportunity to join local ministries that serve vulnerable, disadvantaged children and adults, provide support for refugees, and mentor marginalized youth through sports outreach.


ISA Webinars


Recently recorded webinars include:



Upcoming webinars include:


• Creating an On-Campus Marketing Strategy

• ISA Site Visits


Strategic Partnerships

Eric Anderson

Associate Vice President, Strategic Partnerships


ISA is pleased to announce the addition of Eric Anderson as Associate Vice President, Strategic Partnerships. Before joining ISA, Eric spent three years with Up with People as the Vice President for Admissions, nine years as Regional Director and Director of Institutional Relations at GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, and three years as Operations Manager for an Olympic youth camp in Coogee, Australia. He received his B.S. in Finance from Arizona State University. In his new position with ISA, Eric works with institutions in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, and Washington.


 ISA Site Visits

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