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Appreciating Florence From Above

Sydney Grace is a student at the University of Cincinnati and an ISA Featured Blogger. Sydney just returned home from studying abroad with ISA in Florence, Italy.

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View From Piazzale Michelangelo, the picture does not do it justice though!

Begin at the Piazzale Michelangelo, and hike up the old castle walls to discover a wondrous view of the city, cliff-side restaurants and a fun night life adorned by locals reveling in the sun setting on the city. Continue hiking up for an ever broader view and walk through the The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte. Read more

Five Tips for Studying in Salamanca on a Shoe-String Budget

Cresonia Hsieh is a student at University of Florida and an ISA Featured Blogger. Cresonia is currently studying abroad with ISA in Salamanca, Spain.

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On top the cathedral, my friend Mira (on the right) and I snapped a picture of the horizon of Salamanca. Gorgeous!

1) Shop at “El Rastro”
“El Rastro” is the word for a flea market in Spain. In Salamanca, the El Rastro takes places on Sunday mornings and hosts dozens of tiny shops selling shoes, clothes, and jewelry among other items. If you’re looking for any kind of apparel or accessories to buy in Spain, I’d check the flea market first. I bought a beautiful, black maxi dress made in Italy for only 10 euros! Read more

Santo Domingo: Role of the Educator

Randolph Tidd is a student at the University of Maryland, College Park and an ISA Video Correspondent. Randolph just returned home from studying abroad with ISA-ELAP in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Here is Randolph’s 3rd and final video installment, titled Role of the Educator:

An ELAP Excursion to South Korea’s Chuncheon Province

Jane Sitter is a student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and an ISA Featured Blogger. Jane is currently studying abroad with ISA-ELAP in Seoul, South Korea.

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credit Jaehoon Shim, picture of Briana Smith and I

On July 6th, we had the opportunity to visit Chuncheon provice, just an hour and a half outside of Seoul, as an ELAP excursion with ELAP Seoul staff member, Jaehoon Shim! Jaehoon told us that Chuncheon province can be considered a ‘natural playground,’ with many different activities to try from hiking to aquatic sports. Jaehoon prepared an exciting trip for us that started in Gimyujeong where we tried rail-biking, which is a 4 person bike that runs on old train tracks. Read more

The Hidden Gem of Galway

Kayla Beers is a student at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and an ISA Featured Blogger. Kayla is currently studying abroad with ISA in Galway, Ireland.

Shop Street is widely regarded by locals and tourists as “the place to shop,” but if you let yourself wander on over to Middle Street, you will come across a small bookshop that will leave a very big impression in your heart.

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A store close to my heart

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The Top 10 Must See, Must Eat and Must Do’s in Barcelona

Angela Schuster is a student at Arizona State University and an ISA Featured Blogger. Angela is currently studying abroad with ISA in Barcelona, Spain.

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I’ve been in Barcelona for 4 weeks now and although I haven’t seen or experienced all of Barcelona, I have gotten to do quite a bit. The things on this list make me so glad I chose Barcelona; I couldn’t imagine studying abroad anywhere else! These aren’t really in any particular order because there’s no way I would be able to decide which is my favorite! Read more

Buenos Aires: First Impressions

Valarie Gold is a student at the University of North Texas and an ISA Video Correspondent. Valarie just returned home from studying abroad with ISA in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Here is Valarie’s 2nd video installment, titled First Impressions:

Paris: Bon Appétit!

Caroline Clarke is a student at Furman University and an ISA Featured Blogger. Caroline just returned home from studying abroad with ISA in Paris, France.

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What cuisine comes to mind when you hear France? French fries? French toast? French Pressed Coffee? Surprisingly, none of those originated in France. Instead, native dishes include escargot, crepes, and macaroons. Read more

Hammam: A Moroccan Cultural Experience

Sara Toombs is a student at Thiel College and an ISA Featured Blogger. Sara just returned home from studying abroad with ISA-ELAP in Meknes, Morocco.

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These are my squeaky clean roommates!

Everyone you talk to before a trip to Morocco will probably say, “Go to a hammam! You have to try it.” I heard the same thing, but when I found out what it was they were telling me to try, I decided right away there was no way I was going. Studying abroad was supposed to stretch my comfort zone, but not that much. Yet, somehow, with much coercion from my roommates, I still ended up in the hammam. Read more

Santo Domingo: Learning the Language

Randolph Tidd is a student at the University of Maryland, College Park and an ISA Video Correspondent. Randolph is currently studying abroad with ISA-ELAP in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Here is Randolph’s 2nd video installment, titled Learning the Language:

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