School of Record
While most ISA programs take place at accredited host universities abroad, some are operated directly by ISA in order to provide unique academic experiences otherwise not available in that location. To secure academic credit for these programs, ISA has partnered with a School of Record. The School of Record provides oversight of the academic process, including: reviewing syllabi, approving course offerings, evaluating instructor qualifications, and ensuring academic quality. Courses offered during these programs are evaluated by the School of Record to determine and assign an equivalent course at the School of Record. Students who participate in the programs listed below will be issued a transcript by the School of Record, and ISA will provide this transcript to the students’ home universities, following our standard protocol, to help facilitate credit transfer. As with all ISA programs, students are encouraged to discuss their academic needs and obtain course approval from their home university prior to the start of their program.
University of South Florida
The University of South Florida is the official School of Record for the following ISA programs:
- Cusco, Peru
- All programs at the ISA Cusco Study Center
- Meknes, Morocco
- All programs at the ISA Meknes Study Center
- Seville, Spain
- All programs at the ISA Seville Study Center
- ISA Service-Learning
- All ISA Service-Learning courses*
- ISA Internships
- All ISA Internships courses*
*Academic credit through the University of South Florida is optional for this program. An additional fee for a School of Record transcript may be required.
The University of South Florida (USF) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist and doctorate degrees. Located in Tampa, Florida, USF holds the Carnegie Classification of a Very High Research Activity institution and is one of the largest public universities in the nation, and among the top 50 universities - public or private - for federal research expenditures. The University of South Florida transcripts will reflect TRANSFER credit for coursework completed during the programs listed above.
California Baptist University
California Baptist University is the official School of Record for the following ISA programs:
- ISA Veritas Christian Study Abroad
- Semester and summer required ISA Veritas courses*
*Students will also receive an official academic transcript from their host university.
The School of Record partnerships listed above adhere to the Forum on Education Abroad’s Guidelines for School of Record Relationships.
Students or advisors interested in learning more about the School of Record options listed above are encouraged to contact their ISA Program Manager.