Working in the U.S. while on exchange offers you the chance to develop academically, culturally, and personally. We surveyed past students who have completed Academic Training with ISEP to answer some of your questions.Read more "Working in the U.S. While On Your J-1 Visa: FAQS"
ISEP Student James spent a full year studying at Universidad Americana Managua in Nicaragua. Read his story about how a quick bus ride took him away to a cloud forest reservation and coffee plantation.Read more "How a Three Dollar Bus Ride Led to My Favorite Weekend"
Studying abroad often means learning to expect the unexpected. Through these experiences, we become more mature and more open minded because we learn how to solve problems on our own. ISEP students Jetta and Hannah tell us a little bit about their experiences at the University of Ghana, what they first expected and how that all changed once they studied abroad.Read more "How Studying and Volunteering in Ghana Changed Me"
ISEP student Renee tells her story of how a slightly dreaded field trip ended up being one of the best weeks of her semester.Read more "The Part of Costa Rica No One Knows Exists"
We’ve pulled together some of the best parts about studying abroad in Italy with ISEP (of course, that’s not counting the beautiful sights, delicious pasta, and LOTS of gelato).Read more "4 Reasons To Travel to Italy in 2015"
International work experience gives you a huge edge up on other applicants. Check out why interning abroad can help you land your dream job.Read more "6 Reasons Why Interning Abroad Will Help You Land a Job"
After studying abroad in France, Johnson was inspired to change his French minor to a second major. He is now double majoring in French and Civil and Environmental Engineering. We were fortunate to get to talk to the super accomplished Johnson and learn all about his experience in France.Read more "How An Engineering Student Got A Second Major In French"
We know that figuring out how to study abroad within your major can sometimes be challenging. Luckily, we’ve got a map for that!Read more "How to Study Abroad as a STEM Major"
Myth: Studying abroad is way too expensive and you can only do it if you’re willing to spend a lot of money.
Reality: There are many ways you can study abroad within your budget! These three universities are examples of places where you can spend an entire semester for under $11,000.Read more "3 Beautiful Study Abroad Destinations Under $11,000"
Twice a year, ISEP invites students and alumni to submit their best photos from their study abroad experiences to our photo contest. We received a huge number of amazing photos and really struggled to narrow it down to our favorites. Because we loved so many of the photos, we wanted to highlight additional pictures beyond our winners that are special in their own ways!Read more "Photo Contest Superlatives: Spring 2015"
We asked our ISEP Student Ambassadors to create a 1-2 minute film answering this question, “What do you wish others knew about your study abroad country?” Each answer was different and unique to that student’s study abroad experience.Read more "Windows to the World: What You Wished Others Knew About Your Study Abroad Country"
1. I Wanted a Study Abroad Experience Similar to the Peace Corps I chose to study abroad at the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana, West Africa, because I wanted to prepare myself for the possibility of joining the Peace Corps. I wanted to make sure that I could adjust appropriately to living in a developing country. […]Read more "ISEP Student Stories: Why I Chose Ghana for Study Abroad"
You’ve decided you want to study abroad. Great! We’re excited for you (like, seriously). But what if your parents aren’t quite as pumped as you are? What if they say… no? Program Officer Rachel encountered some resistance from her parents when she wanted to study abroad in Ecuador. How did she convince her dad to […]Read more "How To Convince Your Parents To Study Abroad: Rachel’s Story"
You’re getting ready to study abroad. Let’s be honest — you’re probably going to have an awesome time. You might want to share your awesome time with others — family and friends at home, strangers on the internet, and maybe even your future self. So you decide to start a study abroad blog. How exactly […]Read more "How to Write a Study Abroad Blog: 5 Tips for Success"
We’ve all heard the skeptics: travel while you’re young or you never will. Better be safe than sorry! So instead of staying home this summer, why not opt for an adventure that will blow your other summers out of the water? There’s still time to apply to study abroad this summer, and the places you can go are phenomenal.Read more "4 Quotes to Inspire You to Study Abroad this Summer"
You took a ton of pictures while you were abroad, right? But did you really “take it in”? Believe it or not, your photos captured way more than smiling faces and National Geographic-worthy landscapes. Those images are documented proof of the professional skills and personal maturation you developed while you were out seeing the world. […]Read more "5 Resume Boosters Hidden in your Study Abroad Photos"
Believe it or not, ISEP staff know study abroad — including the ups and downs. Here’s former Communications and Marketing Assistant Sarah’s advice on how to manage homesickness! My decision to study abroad was nothing short of impulsive. As a recently declared Spanish major, I figured I’d study overseas at some point, but I was […]Read more "How to Manage Homesickness While Studying Abroad"
To put things succinctly, study abroad is… pretty awesome. Right? We know how hard it is to distill several weeks, months, or a whole year’s worth of educational travel adventures into words, and harder still to have those words actually mean something. You might be wondering how to go beyond repeating, “IT WAS AWESOME!!!” and […]Read more "5 Quotes to Inspire You to Study Abroad"
So, you’ve sent in your ISEP application…Hooray! Now what? ISEP Senior Program Officer, Hilary knows what it’s like first-hand to go through the application process – she studied abroad through ISEP while she was in school, and has read countless student applications since working at ISEP. See what Hilary has to say about going from Placed, […]Read more "Placed, Confirmed, Accepted: The ISEP Application Process"
Parental involvement in a student’s study abroad experience requires a delicate balance. While support from family and friends is important and necessary, too much interference can hinder the learning experience. When you study abroad, we want you to gain independence, develop resourcefulness, and increase confidence in your abilities. Here are some tips of how to achieve this…Read more "5 Tips To Help Deal With Parents When Studying Abroad"