"ISDSI was the most incredible experience, and really pushed me outside of my comfort zone. The semester was like nothing I have experienced before, and I value it above most things in college for the eye-opening opportunities it provided me. The home stays were incredible, the food is amazing, and the connections I made there wi..."
"I had a truly wonderful semester with this program and would highly recommend it to any student with a willingness to adapt quickly to change and a sense of adventure. I decided to spend my semester abroad with this program because of my dear friend, Alyssa Cheung, whose program report is right below mine. As she did in her repo..."
"I felt like I knew the country, I knew the people, I knew the food systems, I knew the ecology, and I knew the cultural values and mores by the time I left. I don't think I would exchange that experience for anything. It was definitely worthwhile; speaking to my friends from Kalamazoo College who returned from other study abroad..."
"leadership skills, how to work with differences and adversity, how to cope with uncomfortable/hard situations, how to laugh at mistakes and roll with the ambiguous, how I perform when emotionally, physically and mentally exhausted, how to respect and learn from another culture. 100% worthwhile"