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What do you know about the services of ISA study abroad?

I am in search of summer study abroad programs. It was from one of my classmates that I came to know about ISA study abroad. According to him, this company is the pioneers in organizing programs abroad. So I am thinking about approaching ISA with this aim. Can you provide me with some information about the way this company offers services? Will they help me find out the course and country that suit my needs? What courses and countries are available there? Do they have some ways to support students when they reach a new country?

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Ross Pratt on June 18, 2018

International Studies Abroad is a company with many years of experience. Precisely, the company started its operations in 1987. You can find ISA learning locations in Africa, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Pacific. In Africa, the locations are Meknes in Morocco and Cape Town and Port Elizabeth in South Africa. If you are interested in Asia, the available countries are China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. In addition, the organization has programs at a large number of locations in Europe, ranging from Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Spain, and the Netherlands. In Latin America, the locations range from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Peru. Finally, in Pacific, there is Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand.

Yes, they handle A-Z of your process. They will start with comprehensive advising and support from the very selection of program through the program abroad till reentry. The services advisors will help you select the program that suits your academic needs and cultural objectives. Once you finalize the program, the program managers will help you handle the financial logistics. At the same time, the site specialists are there to prepare the students to deal with the academic, cultural and functional areas of their programs. In addition to the personal help, you can also find useful information on their website and the student blog. The total program cost covers the tuition fee at the host university as well. Therefore, it will not be a headache for students as they reach the new country. Though housing is included in the cost of the program in most of the programs, the Pacific locations are different, for which you will need to pay the additional price. In the case of meals and laundry, services vary from place to place and from program to program.

An attractive feature of ISA programs is the special Bridging Cultures Program (BCP) offered onsite by ISA as an orientation program to prepare the students for a life in the new country with ease. In addition, there will be another pre-departure orientation for students, though BCP is more important. That is not the end, each location and program will have a resident staff who is given the responsibility to make your functioning easy in the new country by providing you support in everything, ranging from BCP, excursions, meetings, and other activities. Moreover, you will have computer and internet access with the ISA for additional help and support if you need. So ISA summer-study abroad programs are simply the best. 

Roger Moore9 months ago

Yes, I was an ISA beneficiary in 2014. I still remember the great time I had in Australia and I am thankful to ISA for that great opportunity. When I reached Australia, I was a little apprehensive, because the continent was new to me. Also, other than the ISA support, there were no close people I could rely on in case of an emergency. However, on reaching the new institution in Australia, I was pleasantly surprised to see the way ISA supports its students. According to my study requirements, there were many excursions to different places in Australia, and they were organized effectively by ISA. In addition, there were many other exciting activities like enjoying cultural programs and other important events. In a few days, I noticed that I managed to completely come out of the culture shock and was able to enjoy the time there. Thanks to ISA study abroad.       


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