International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Airfare Resources

In order to allow students the flexibility to plan independent travel and to take advantage of travel benefits such as frequent flyer miles, ISA does not coordinate airfare for students. Instead, we are happy to direct students towards airlines, travel agencies, group flights and other resources that we find useful when planning a trip. Thorough research is the key to finding a reasonably priced airline ticket. Nonetheless, we recommend inquiring with three types of resources before purchasing a ticket: student travel agencies such as STA Travel, discount internet search engines, and the airlines themselves.

Student travel agencies tend to offer discounted rates. They are especially accommodating when a change or cancellation is made to the flight, as they tend to charge nominal fees for such changes compared to the fees charged by most airlines and travel agencies.

Internet search engines provide a quick and easy method for comparing multiple airlines at a glance, and at times special "web fares" may be offered.

Contacting the airlines directly is best for concrete information, special deals and to inquire whether frequent flyer miles may be applied to the ticket.

The following prices reflect average round-trip airfare prices to ISA program sites:

  • Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam) - $1200
  • Central American/Caribbean - $775
  • Europe - $1200
  • North/South Africa - $1300
  • Fiji, Pacific & South Africa - $1800
  • South America - $1200

STA Travel

ISA has partnered with STA Travel to assist in providing travel arrangements for ISA participants. STA Travel works with major U.S. and international carriers to offer exclusive student and youth fares. By calling ISA's dedicated phone number, participants will speak with an experienced student and youth Travel Expert who will take care of all your travel needs!
To take advantage of these exclusive tickets:
CALL: 1-800-223-9712

Book Now Pay Later

Through STA Travel's exclusive airfare deposit program students can reserve their seat for only $300, and pay the rest later. The deposit saves your seat, regardless of the actual ticket price. You simply have up until 7 days prior to departure to pay the rest. Contact STA Travel to book your flight today... and pay later!

STA Travel Price Beat Guarantee*

The Price Beat Guarantee is STA's commitment to providing students with the cheapest airline tickets for International and Round the World flights. They'll match any genuine competitor quote* and if they can't?... They'll give you $500 travel credit. Contact STA Travel for details on how their program works.

*The Price Beat Guarantee only applies for International travel in the same economy booking class, leaving a USA airport on the same dates, using the same flights and airlines, as the written competitor quote. The Price Beat Guarantee can only be redeemed in store or via our National Contact Center and does not apply to prices found on our website ( STA Travel will not price beat on an existing booking - the competitor quote must be presented to us prior to booking. Infant & child fares are not eligible for Price Beat Guarantee.