About This Blog

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The ISA Study Abroad Student Blog was created in 2009 as an open forum for ISA students to explore all aspects of the study abroad experience through stories, photos and other media. In 2015 it become the first and only study abroad blog to be recognized as a WordPress Recommended Travel Blog. Out of the 74.6 million+ blogs on WordPress, the ISA Study Abroad Student Blog was selected as one of the top 27 Travel Blogs.  The goal of the blog is to help prospective students get an inside view of what life is like as an ISA participant so they can make an informed decision about which study abroad location best suits their academic and personal goals.

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Featured Bloggers

All ISA students are encouraged to apply to be ISA Featured Bloggers. Featured Bloggers are asked to submit regular blog posts from their host country, sharing stories, photos, tips, and insights with those back home. Featured Bloggers help prospective students get an inside view of what life is like as an ISA participant so they can make an informed decision about which study abroad location best suits their academic and personal goals.

A select few of the Featured Bloggers will also act as Castañeda Correspondents. The Castañeda Correspondent Program is only available to ISA students who received the Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship that ISA offers to students studying on ISA semester and academic-year programs. Castañeda Correspondents help prospective students get an inside view of what life is like as an ISA scholarship recipient.

Featured Photo Bloggers

ISA students studying abroad who have a photography background are encouraged to apply to be ISA Featured Photo Bloggers. Featured Photo Bloggers submit regular photo blog posts from their travels that highlight the culture, landscape and adventures while studying abroad. Featured Photo Bloggers showcase the interesting and unique aspects of their host country by sharing photos that tell a story while capturing one-of-a-kind shots. Featured Photo bloggers help paint the picture of what life is like studying abroad.

Featured Video Bloggers

ISA students familiar with video production are encouraged to apply to be ISA Featured Video Bloggers while abroad. Featured Video Bloggers are asked to complete various video blogs and other video projects throughout their term abroad to help capture their personal study abroad experience on film. These video projects will be shared on the ISA Student Blog as well as other social media and ISA promotional outlets to help give future study abroad students a better idea of what the experience is like.


*Not all applicants will be selected to contribute to the ISA Student Blog. Participation in the ISA Student blog is voluntary and no monetary compensation will be provided for participants. ISA reserves the right to edit any/all submissions to the ISA Student Blog, including text, images, video, and any/all types of media and to use any/all submissions on its websites, social media and promotional materials.