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ISA (NDSU Affiliate Provider)


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Learn more about the programs available through this NDSU Affiliated Program Provider

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ISA (NDSU Affiliate Provider)

  1. 1. • Study abroad program provider• Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas• ISA programs provide cultural and linguistic immersion for participants• Our goals: • Facilitate study abroad experience for U.S. university students… • Enhance cultural awareness… • Provide students with language skills and intercultural skills…
  2. 2. Program Sites 21 Countries, 36 Cities (Click the country to see more!)Argentina Dominican Republic Panama • Buenos Aires •Santiago •Panama City • Córdoba England PeruBelgium •London •Cusco • Brussels •Reading •LimaBrazil •Newcastle South Korea • Florianópolis France •SeoulChile •Paris Spain • Valparaíso India • Viña del Mar •Hyderabad •Barcelona •BilbaoChina • Shanghai Ireland •Granada •MadridColombia •Galway •Málaga • Baranquilla Italy •SalamancaCosta Rica •Florence •Santander • Heredia •Rome •Sevilla • San Jose Jordan •ValenciaCzech Republic •Amman • Prague Morocco •Meknès Northern Ireland •Belfast
  3. 3. Academic Program Search• Search ISA Programs by Subject, Country, Language of Instruction, and Term• Sort results by any available criteria: Cost, Application Deadline, City, Language, etc.• Link directly from results page to course listings for a particular program
  4. 4. What’s Included• Pre-departure Advising • Housing• Online Pre-departure Orientation • On-Site Cultural Activities (i.e. cooking classes, dance classes)• Student Visa Support • Excursions• Tuition and fees at host university • Meals (varies by program site and• Official transcript issued by host housing option) university w/ ISA cover letter • Laundry Service (varies by program• Full-Time On-Site Staff (maximum site and housing option) 20:1 student to staff ratio) • Full Medical Insurance• ISA On-Site Office • Computers/Wi-Fi • Language Exchange (available for students enrolled in language • Travel and Academic Resources acquisition programs)• Airport Pick-up • Tutoring (available for students enrolled in language acquisition• On-Site cultural and academic programs) orientation
  5. 5. Resident Directors & Offices • Directors and their staff are available 24-7 for cultural, academic, linguistic and student support. • The majority of ISA on-site directors and staff are natives from the host country and facilitate the cultural and linguistic immersion for our students, including conducting the on-site orientations and arranging housing. • Many hold Master’s or PhDs and have backgrounds in teaching language and working with groups. • Maximum student to staff ratio of 20:1 • Each ISA On-site office has internet available for student use (Wi-Fi in most offices) • Tutoring and Travel resources readily available for students in each ISA office.
  6. 6. Housing Options Homestays Student Housing• Approximately 75% of ISA students Options include: live in a homestay. Residencias- An off campus cross between a• Available at all sites in Spain, small dorm and a boarding house France, Belgium, Italy (Florence only) and Latin America. Dorms-Similar to a dorm in the U.S. but may not be located on campus• Each homestay carefully selected by ISA staff Available in the following ISA locations:• Facilitate student’s knowledge of the local language and culture • Argentina • France •South Korea • Chile • India • Spain (Bilbao, Granada,• The number of students per room, • • China England • • Jordan Peru Madrid, Salamanca, San Sebastian, Santander) the number of meals and the method of laundry vary by site. Independent Housing Apartments Students may opt out of ISA housing and secureAvailable in the following ISA locations: housing independently. Students that choose this option receive a discount equal to the housing portion• Brazil • France • Jordan of the program price.• China • Morocco • Spain (Barcelona,• Czech Republic • Italy Granada, Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia)
  7. 7. Excursions• Included in all ISA programs with the exception of Intensive Month programs• All excursions include: - Ground Transportation - Guided Tours - Hotel accommodations and breakfast on overnight excursions - Entrance fees (when applicable)• Designed to compliment the academic component of each student’s study abroad program• Led by ISA staff• Guided tours are conducted in the host country language to reinforce the ISA language commitment
  8. 8. Academic InternshipsBrussels, Belgium Vesalius College Fall, Spring, SummerLondon, England University of Westminster Fall, SpringNewcastle, England Newcastle University SummerRome, Italy American University of Rome Academic YearBilbao, Spain University of Deusto Fall, Spring, Academic Year (Service Learning Also Available)
  9. 9. Scholarship AwardsISA contributes over $600,000 each year in discounts, grants, and scholarship funds toUS University students participating on ISA programs, including $60,000 in scholarship funds distributed as follows: The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Working Scholarship (Applicants must be from an ISA-affiliated university) - 10 x $2,000 for Fall Study - 10 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Study - 2 x $2,500 for Academic Year Study The Michaela Farnum Memorial Scholarship - 5 x $1,000 for Summer Study ISA Diversity Scholarships - 2 x $1,000 for Summer Study - 2 x $2,000 for Fall Study - 2 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Study Kayln Peterson Memorial Scholarship - 1 x $1,500 - $3,000 for ELAP Participants
  10. 10. Scholarship CriteriaCastañeda and Farnum Scholarship Awards ($50,000 annually)Students must meet the following criteria: - Have at least a 3.25 GPA - Be on financial aid - Have completed at least one year of appropriate college-level foreign language or the equivalent - Be accepted to an ISA program (students participating in an ISA Customized or ELAP stand-alone program are not eligible for these scholarships) - Casteñeda scholarship awards for students of affiliated universities only; Farnum for students of all universitiesDiversity Scholarship Awards ($10,000 annually)Students must meet the following criteria: - Have at least a 3.0 GPA - Be enrolled in a second or third year of undergraduate education at time of ISA program participation at a U.S. university/college
  11. 11. ISA Alumni Page• Re-entry: Information on adjusting to life after study abroad• Transcripts: Updates on the status of your transcript and the process of requesting additional transcripts• Student Recruiters: Details about the ISA Global Ambassador Program• Go Abroad Again: Other international opportunities with ISA and links to additional international opportunities• Careers: Advice on incorporating your study abroad experience into your resume, helpful tips on articulating your study abroad experience during an interview, and ways to find a career in international education• Photo Contest: Students can submit photos from their study abroad experience to possibly have them published in ISA promotional materials and win a prize!
  12. 12. @ISAabroad on Social Media• Enrolled students meet other program participants & students from host country prior to start of program• Interactive approach to student advising• Another way for our Resident Directors to communicate with students abroad• Keep up with what’s going on in the ISA world on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram• Also check out the ISA blogs! • ISA Student Blog • ISA Today
  13. 13. ISA Global Ambassador ProgramA paid internship designed to encourage involvement in international education, by providing outreach opportunities on each student’s home campus.Activities- Implement new ideas to promote global education- Work with the study abroad office- Arrange promotional activities, talk about study abroad experiences, assist the ISA Regional Reps during their campus visits Benefits - Payment from ISA, $10/hr - Valuable resume-building experience in the International Education field - Professional reference and a letter of recommendation for active participants - Possible future employment Currently over 285 Global Ambassadors nationwide!
  14. 14. Questions?FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ISAProgram listing and applications on NDSU study abroad page NDSU Application Deadlines: Summer, Fall, and Academic Year: March 1st Spring: October 1st Visit the website! Call us! (512) 480-8522 Email us!
  15. 15. Next StepsLive Q&A for this programLive Q&A for this program for this program to the Study Abroad Fair