Frequently Asked Questions


Travel Arrangements


  • What if I don't have my flight booked before the Final Forms and Payment due date?

    Your flight itinerary and travel form should be submitted no later than 4 weeks prior to the start date of your program, and this due date will be reflected in your portal. If you submit it after this due date, we may not be able to arrange for you to be picked up at the airport.

  • Does ISA arrange group flights? Is this included in the price of the program?

    No, ISA does not arrange group flights. Once accepted, the "How to Book Your Flight" form, located in your ISA student portal, will provide instructions for booking your flight. Do not book your flight before you have access to this form. Flights will be an additional cost and are not included in the program price.

  • Will I be picked up at the airport upon arrival?

    Airport transfer is included for all students arriving on the specified arrival date and timeframe (see below for more info about this date) with the exception of the intensive month or j-term programs. Intensive month or J-term students and students arriving on a day other than the specified arrival day and time should find their own transportation from the airport or call the ISA office to see if it is possible to arrange airport pick-up for an extra fee.

  • What day should I depart from the U.S.?

    All students should depart the U.S. on their program start date, and either arrive on the same day or the following day, depending on their program location. You should not book any airfare until you can review the ?How to Book Your Flight Form? in your ISA portal. Students departing from outside the U.S. should make sure that they are arriving on the correct day to their program location. Reach out to your Program Manager with questions.

  • Can I arrive late? Can I arrive early?

    Late arrival for the ISA program dates, without advance permission from ISA, is not allowed. All orientation meetings on-site are mandatory. Early arrivals are permitted, but students are responsible for their own lodging for any additional days as well as transportation costs.

  • What day should I depart at the end of the program?

    You should make arrangements to return to the U.S. on the last day of the program, unless you want to extend your stay in your host country for personal travel. Make sure you do not overstay your visa (if applicable). You will finish your classes and all group activities on the day prior to the last day of your program. If you stay in your host country after your program dates to travel you may extend your insurance coverage for $25 per week, up to four weeks. Please contact your Program Manger to discuss this option.

  • Will I be taken to the airport upon departure of the host country?

    All ISA students are responsible for making their way independently to the airport at the end of their program; however, there are some program locations where drop-off is included. Please reference the How to Book Your Flight Form in your ISA portal for details.

  • Can I leave the program a day early?

    ISA requires that students remain in the program until the end of classes and/or final exams and cannot pre-approve early departures.

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