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What countries are included in the isa study abroad program?

I heard recently about the isa study abroad program when I was talking with some friends and I found it very interesting because it made me start thinking about going to study abroad in korea and visit a country with a culture so different than ours than I’m sure it’ll be an incredible educational experience. I had also thought of going to one of the uk universities and get a glimpse of the British culture but since they speak English there, I guess that the experience would be less challenging.

Brandon Scott

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Ramon Kelly on May 9, 2018

An educational experience abroad is a wonderful idea from a cultural point of view because it allows you to get in touch with the everyday life of people in other countries, or deepen the knowledge of a culture if you have already visited that country or studied it. From a personal point of view, it is an experience that will make you grow since you will be far – and in some cases very far – from your family and, for that reason, you will need to show that you are ready to be independent and make decisions on your own.

Considering ISA to study abroad can be something good if you feel ready to live an international educational experience. ISA (International Studies Abroad) was founded in 1987 to offer study abroad programs to college students in the USA and Canada. The offer is large since there are different types of programs almost all around the world. Yes, they include countries such as Korea and the United Kingdom. But actually, with ISA you can also study in other countries at accredited schools and universities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji ( https://studiesabroad.com/ ).

We can see that ISA knows what study abroad means in the way they organize their programs. In order to promote student learning as well as personal development, ISA designed their own ISA Discovery Model which is divided in the following five areas: 1. Intercultural, 2. Historical, 3. Sociopolitical, 4. Professional and 5. Environmental.

Studying abroad is about much more than learning a foreign language or getting immersed into an entirely different culture. As there are several cultural facts to study even in the smallest town that we can visit in another country, even if the language spoken in that country is the same as our own language, studying abroad is always a challenging experience.

If studying in Korea is your choice, ISA is a great option since it offers to undergraduate students the opportunity to learn in and out of the classroom to discover the culture and learn the language through excursions and cultural activities, either sponsored by ISA or by host universities. Just in case, whether you take one of the ISA programs in universities in the United Kingdom or in Korea, ISA on-site staff is available in case of need 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. 

Jeffrey Rodrigueza year ago

I wouldn’t choose to go to universities in the United Kingdom with ISA because their programs are expensive and don’t seem fun, but I look forward to going to study in Korea with ISA maybe next year or the year after. I love Korea and its k-pop and k-dramas!! I can’t wait to go to many k-pop concerts there and see the k-pop stars singing live! I’ve visited the ISA website a lot and I have no doubt that the program that I want to take is the one to Korea. It’s expensive but ISA takes care of everything. Their study programs take everything that you can imagine into account so you don’t need to worry about anything. I need to save money to pay for the program but I’m thinking about taking a shorter program of a few months instead of the one year study program. 


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