Site Visits

ISA's dedicated teams in the US and abroad are here to support you by showcasing education abroad programming that aligns with your institution's mission.
 
By participating in one of our scheduled Group Site Visits, whether virtual or in-person, or scheduling your own Individual Site Visit to coincide with personal travel plans to an ISA host country, you will gain familiarity with our program features including academics, housing, health & safety and co-curricular learning while meeting members of our exceptional on-site student support teams abroad. We welcome the opportunity to host you at our program sites and would be delighted to share our passion for international education with you and your colleagues.   

Group Site Visits

ISA periodically announces group site visits to multiple study sites in different regions where we operate. Stay tuned for possible updates about a fall 2024 site visit.

Our Group Site Visit itinerary typically includes visits to two or more ISA program sites, and consists of both academic and cultural activities. Group Site Visit participants will tour our host institutions, observe various classes, and meet with university personnel, including international office administrators and faculty when possible.

In addition to host university visits, Group Site Visit participants will visit the ISA office at each site and meet the ISA staff responsible for supporting students during their study abroad program. Visitors will also be able to spend time with ISA students currently abroad, allowing visitors the opportunity to speak openly with students about their experience with ISA.  

 

Individual Site Visits

ISA offers Individual Site Visits at all of our program locations, allowing study abroad advisors and faculty to gain first-hand knowledge of our program offerings, host university curriculum, and ISA on-site support. The itinerary for an Individual Site Visit is tailored to best meet the specific needs and objectives of the visitor. A typical individual site visit itinerary can include a meeting with our on-site staff to review ISA's program offerings, along with visits to the host university and ISA student housing. Individual Site Visits can be planned as a half- or full-day visit, depending on the visitors' availability.

If you or a colleague are planning to travel to a city where an ISA program is located and are interested in an Individual Site Visit, please complete our interest form at least 45 days prior to your travel. Please note that Individual Site Visit costs are not subsidized by ISA and are subject to availability of on-site staff. Have questions about a potential visit? Email SiteVisit@studiesabroad.com

Our WorldStrides Custom Programs team can also support private site visits to assess a site for Custom Program development. Please reach out to the WorldStrides Custom Programs team at university@worldstrides.org to explore this possibility.


Virtual Site Visits

Our Virtual Site Visits (VSV) highlight the on-site teams, unique program strengths, learning opportunities, and host institutions through a blend of live and asynchronous elements. Participants are granted access to Schoology, our app-based learning management system, in advance of live Zoom sessions designed to shine a spotlight on one program site at a time. By flipping the classroom this way, we encourage virtual site visitors to explore our digital resources on their own, engaging with our interactive online curricula and bringing questions to the live sessions. Schoology resources include new video introductions to our cultural activities and excursions, digital flipbooks highlighting our Discovery Model co-curricular learning objectives, and a host of other curated travel, health & safety, housing, and academic materials related to each site (Schoology course preview below). You are free to sign up for a complete VSV series or focus on specific cities of interest.   

Previous Virtual Site Visits

Our most recent VSV series featured Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and Valencia, Spain. If you or your colleagues were unable to attend and would like to request access to some of the materials we created and curated for the series or would like to watch recordings of the sessions, we invite you to contact us at SiteVisit@studiesabroad.com.

ISA is committed to fostering spaces of inclusion and belonging for every student and our work in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space continues to evolve. Since our founding in 1987, we have endeavored to provide a wide range of affordable education abroad opportunities and exceptional support for all participants and their institutions. We warmly invite colleagues from Minority Serving Institutions, HBCUs, and HSIs to participate in our Virtual Site Visits.

 

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