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ISEP Student Stories: Katie Discovers that Mexico Is More than Meets the Eye
Latin America / Student Stories

ISEP Student Stories: Katie Discovers that Mexico Is More than Meets the Eye

Katie, a Spanish and International Studies major from the University of Iowa, spent a year studying abroad at Universidad La Salle in Mexico City. She speaks about the reality of studying abroad in Mexico versus the way that the news portrays the country. How did Mexico challenge the media’s perceptions? Katie explains it all… My name is Katie Rivera and … Continue reading

ISEP Student Stories: Interacting With Locals in Ghana
Africa / Culture / Student Stories

ISEP Student Stories: Interacting With Locals in Ghana

ISEP student Kasey, a Health & Human Development major from Montana State University, spent six months in Ghana at University of Ghana. As a volunteer at an orphanage, Kasey learned how to adjust to unfamiliar social interactions in Ghana.  Ghanaians are some of the friendliest, happiest people I have ever met. They take a huge … Continue reading

Fútbol Knowledge Courtesy of the 2014 World Cup
Culture / Photos

Fútbol Knowledge Courtesy of the 2014 World Cup

World Cup Fever has arrived at the ISEP Central Office, where national pride, country portfolios and linguistic loyalties are pitted against each other. Friendly rivalries between staff intensify with every round, and the main topic of conversation – after processing student applications, of course – is the next game. ISEP staff member Karlene M. shares … Continue reading

The Annette Kade Scholarship: Empowering Students to Grow through Language Learning
Academics / Europe / Scholarships

The Annette Kade Scholarship: Empowering Students to Grow through Language Learning

Here at ISEP, we know that the Annette Kade Scholarship (for students who want to study French or German abroad) allows students to pursue their international language-learning dreams by helping with tuition, airfare, health insurance, visas, or simply traveling costs. But what significance does this scholarship have on the student’s entire study abroad experience?  Before the students set out on … Continue reading

ISEP Student Stories: Trevor’s Spanish-Speaking Ambitions
Academics / Latin America / South America / Student Stories

ISEP Student Stories: Trevor’s Spanish-Speaking Ambitions

Studying abroad, for most of us, is an exciting adventure. But it’s more than just traveling as a tourist — there are academic goals involved! To make the most of your study abroad experience, try to go in with a clear idea of what you want to get out of your semester, year, or summer in another … Continue reading

ISEP Staff Stories: Learning a Language Abroad (Part 3)
Academics / Asia / Europe / Middle East / Resume & Career

ISEP Staff Stories: Learning a Language Abroad (Part 3)

We’ve been asking folks in the ISEP office about their language learning experience: their challenges and their successes. But what happens after the language study is over? How does learning a language translate back into day to day life? Into a career? Into future travels? Here’s what our resident language-learning experts had to say: Nancy, Regional … Continue reading

ISEP Staff Stories: Learning a Language Abroad (Part 2)
Academics / Africa / Asia / Europe / Latin America / Oceania

ISEP Staff Stories: Learning a Language Abroad (Part 2)

A couple of weeks ago, we asked some ISEP staffers about their challenges learning languages when they studied, lived, or worked abroad. They admitted that while sometimes it was tricky, their efforts usually paid off not only with new vocabulary, but also with valuable lessons on perseverance and adaptability. The pinnacle of language learning, however, … Continue reading