This was an incredible opportunity for Sam. It broadened his horizons, he made new friends, and of course expanded his knowledge of the language and the culture. The staff was very friendly, helpful, and available. This made it easier to send our son on his first trip to study abroad.
Parents of Sam Crognale - Shanghai, China , 2011 (Reno, NV)
Thank you so much for such a wonderful program in Costa Rica. Adam returned home happier than I’ve ever seen him. He had the best time. He loved his host family, made lots of friends, learned a lot, and gained confidence in his Spanish. His grammar teacher was phenomenal. The weekend excursions were the highlights of the month. Most important of all, he became more assured in his ability to handle different situations, like being in a foreign country and away from home for a month. He came through with flying colors!
Parents of Adam Byberg - Heredia, Costa Rica , 2011 (Lafayette, CA)
I've never had a negative experience with ISA! Every staff member that I''ve interacted with has been positive, fun, and extremely supportive. Everyone is very helpful. The ISA London staff is great and the office is in a very convenient location!
Ellen Barber, London, England - London, England , 2011 (Fayetteville, AR)
The program and excursions were well-planned. The staff with whom I interacted were highly professional and knew how to relate to teens. Everything I have heard from my daughter about the staff confirm this. She grew personally from living in another culture away from home. Plus, she had a great time.
Parent - Florence, Italy Summer, 2011 (Anonymous)
ISA-HS Cusco provided an awesome opportunity for our daughter to gain international travel experience, develop self-confidence, develop her Spanish skills, and engage in a life-changing cultural experience!
Parents of Kristen Barbour - Cusco, Peru Global Impact, 2011 (Nease, FL)
Our daughter had an amazing summer! The staff was terrific. Our daughter loved her host family and ISA-HS did an excellent job of matching her with a compatible roommate. The University experience was very positive as well. All the excursions were very worthwhile. There was a nice balance between structured time and free time. I am so delighted we found ISA-HS. It is a great opportunity for kids to grow in many ways...socially, emotionally, academically, global awareness, independence, and so many things that are not quantifiable!
Parents of Mal Kassoy - Salamanca, Spain , 2011 (Bexley, OH)