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  1. 1. ¡Vamos a España con ISE!
  2. 2. ¿Quién es ISE?• Intercultural Student Experiences, a nonprofit educational organization since 1972• Strong emphasis on language and cultural immersion• Mission: To inspire and educate students of the world through experiential learning across cultures
  3. 3. ¿Por qué ISE?• Emphasis on language usage & family stay• 40 years of experience and knowledgeable staff• 24-hour on-call emergency phone while group is abroad• ISE Student Code of Conduct• Financial aid• Health and trip cancellation insurance coverage
  4. 4. Nuestro Destino: España
  5. 5. ¿Cómo se prepara para el viaje?• As a group we will get familiar with Spain and the places we’ll visit: • Classroom discussions • Learn about culture, customs, traditions with assistance from ISE Beyond the Classroom Wiki • Internet research for trip• Seek out additional opportunities to practice Spanish
  6. 6. ¿Qué vamos a hacer en España?• Sightseeing in Madrid • Palacio Real • El Prado Museum• Toledo: visit a sword-making factory and the Catedral de Toledo• Excursion in Segovia • Alcazar de Segovia • Aqueduct – Roman ruins
  7. 7. ¿Por qué quedarse con una familia española?• Opportunity for students to observe and partake indaily life in Spain•To practice using Spanish in a real life setting• Because ISE’s commitment is to offer students theultimate cultural immersion program abroad
  8. 8. Hechos interesantes sobre las familias españolas• All students are placed in the same general area (in various suburbs of the same large city)• Spring travelers likely have an opportunity to attend school with host brother or sister• Most students will have a host brother or sister that is within 3 years of their own age• Many families live in apartments, as this is very common in Spain• Host families are completely volunteer
  9. 9. Más hechos divertidos sobre las familias españolas• Mid-day meals are thelargest meals of the day,and are usually eatenaround 2pm• Dinner, which is smaller, iseaten around 10pm!• It’s safe to drink the tapwater in your host family’shome
  10. 10. ¿Cómo elijen a las familias?• ISE Family Stay Coordinators: teachers, community leaders, or individuals connected to churches & other community organizations• Host families chosen by ISE Family Stay Coordinators• Families complete application & provide references and are screened by the local coordinator• Many families repeat the experience of hosting several times
  11. 11. Más información sobre las familias• Home visits occur before host family is accepted• Expected to provide room, board, and genuine cultural experience for student• ISE traveler might share a room with a host sibling of the same gender, but is required to have his/her own bed
  12. 12. Detalles Importantes• Program travel dates• Approximate price • *Fuel surcharges now included in price • Add-on’s • Trip inclusions and exclusions
  13. 13. Seguro Médico y de Accidente• Included in program price• $50,000 maximumcoverage• Coverage details availableon ISE website.•$250 deductible
  14. 14. Seguro sobre cancelación por razones médicas • Included in program price • Valid for cancellation due to medical issues affecting participants or immediate family • $1,000 max coverage
  15. 15. ¿Cómo y cuándo lo voy a pagar?
  16. 16. Fechas de pago - viajes de primavera Spring Programs Early Bird registration deadline: June 15 Final registration deadline: October 1 June 15 (Early Bird) $500 October 1 (final) Due with program application November 1 $800 December 1 $800 January 15 Balance
  17. 17. Fechas de pago - viajes de verano Early Bird registration deadline: June 15Summer Programs Final registration deadline: October 15June 15 (Early Bird) $500October 15 (final) Due with program applicationNovember 15 $1000January 15 $1000March 15 Balance
  18. 18. Haz un plan financiero• Consider ISE’s financial aid & fundraising• ISE Early Bird Discount: save $200• Participate in ISE’s US Hosting Program and receive a discount on your own ISE trip (not available in all areas)
  19. 19. Apoyo económico •ISE provides need based financial aid •Financial Aid Grant Calculator on website •Application online
  20. 20. ¿Cómo se inscribe?• Student Application in English• Code of Conduct signed by participant & parent/guardian• Family Stay Application in Spanish• $500 deposit check or money order• Save $200 with Early Bird sign-up by June 15th• Send “Dear Host Family” letter & photos by fall enrollment deadline• Don’t forget to apply for your passport!
  21. 21. Comentarios de viajeros ily amily . My fam g of a S panish f ore acceptin amember’ m ed to be Student, WV ming I learn panish“I love d ‘beco ul and loving. s. ” S w onderf eople and foodw a s so ew p and o pe n t o n “I am so glad I went with ISE on this trip, the people, the family stay, the food, the guides, the day visits, my teacher, and my classmates all made this trip a success!” Spanish Student, WI “…the best p art is not whahear about in ty stories, its w ou see in pictures and hat you find fo r your Spanish Stud self.” ent, MN
  22. 22. Resumen de detalles importantes• ISE’s Spain program provides language and cultural immersion in a real life setting• ISE’s valuable family stay experience cannot be obtained through a tour only program• ISE’s Early Bird sign up allows me to save $200 and plenty of time to fundraise, submit your application and deposit by June 15 to ensure your Early Bird discount!• ¡Nos vemos en España!