About This Blog


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.

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. Our efforts to promote student learning are shaped by an educational framework we call the ISA Discovery Model. According to this model, student learning and development is organized into five areas of discovery: Intercultural, Historical, Sociopolitical, Professional and Environmental.

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ISA by WorldStrides connects cultures through the power of study abroad. Started in 1987, its mission is to ignite personal growth through a wide range of affordable education abroad opportunities with a commitment to exceptional support for all participants and their institutions. Today, ISA has over 300 staff members worldwide, all of whom are passionate about study abroad and care deeply about the success of our students. With programs in 30 countries and covering nearly every major, there’s no better way to see the world.