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Since 1987, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada the opportunity to explore the world in an academic setting. ISA offers a wide variety of study abroad programs at accredited schools and ... read more

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I really enjoyed trying to speak a new language and the experience of living in a foreign city. However, I found it difficult to integrate into the local culture because of the way they treat women. I was very uncomfortable much of the time. - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned Spanish, I gained dozens of friends, I have a whole other family now and I really gained my independence! It was completely worthwhile and I would do it again. - California Lutheran University View Entire Review
I met amazing people, I saw amazing things, and had great experiences. I saw the world in a different way and from a different point of view which broadened my world view. - Point Loma Nazarene University View Entire Review
My study abroad experience wasn't just worthwhile; it was one of my favorite times in college, and opened my eyes to a variety of job opportunities in the future, as well as academic avenues to explore. It inspired me to go on to study Spanish in graduate school, but it has also inspired me to think differently about everyday i... - Berry College View Entire Review
I learned more about myself. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Studying abroad was absolutely worth it. As a result I have now returned to South America less than a year later to be a teacher in Santiago, Chile. Even though I had never been to Chile before, I felt well prepared because I had a great overall understanding of Latin American culture. Studying abroad was one of the best decisio... - University of South Dakota View Entire Review
Yes. I enjoyed challenging myself to improve my language skills and push myself outside of my box to get to know the people and city around me. I have the travel bug and want to get out and get to know the world around me! - University of Minnesota - Morris View Entire Review

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Since 1987, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada the opportunity to explore the world in an academic setting. ISA offers a wide variety of study abroad programs at accredited schools and universities in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, France, India, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Panama, Peru, South Korea, and Spain. In the age of globalization, an intimate understanding of a foreign culture is both a valuable academic asset and an enriching personal experience. As a leader in international education, ISA is dedicated to providing university students with the chance to discover, learn, and enjoy a way of life other than their own.

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International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships

In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.

12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs

Deadlines:
Fall (and Fall-start): April 30th Winter/Spring (and Winter-start): October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Attend an ISA-affiliated university. See our list of Affiliated Universities for more information. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. (Courses must appear on official transcript.) • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees

8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA Summer study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. Courses must appear on official transcript. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.

2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th Fall: April 30th Winter/Spring: October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

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