Site Visits

ISA staff, both in the US and abroad, works closely with you, our university partners, to help you achieve your educational mission.
 
By participating in an organized Group Site Visit or Individual Site Visit, you will gain a better understanding of our programs and witness our exceptional on-site student support. 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.  

Virtual Site Visits

We have scheduled a series of free Virtual Site Visits, which will allow you and others on your advising team to become familiar with ISA programs in various sites around the world through a blend of live and asynchronous elements.

The series begins Monday, September 14th with a 90-minute welcome session introducing our team.

Subsequent events in the series will feature guided interactive sessions with ISA Resident Directors. Each of our Resident Directors will explore the academic and cultural aspects of each program, including the unique program strengths, housing options, and highlights from our revamped Discovery Model co-curricula. Site-specific sessions will also incorporate local community input about the pandemic response and the re-opening of respective host country economies, as well as time for Q&A.

We will use a flipped-classroom approach for personalized, self-paced engagement with Schoology, our app-based LMS. Participants will be given access and will be able to select the countries and cities most of interest, exploring digital resources on their own and attending any or all subsequent site-specific sessions.

Below are the scheduled dates and a sign-up link. We look forward to having you with us!

  • Monday, Sept. 14—Overview of ISA student support for all sites, hosted by ISA Associate Dean of Academics David Puente, VP of University Partnerships Mark Gallovic, and VP of Enrollment Management Rachel Rogers

  • Wednesday, Sept. 16—Spotlight on Granada, with Resident Director Marisa Revelles

  • Thursday, Sept. 17—Spotlight on Sevilla, with Resident Director Enrique 'Quique' López and Study Center Academic Director Pedro Polo

  • Friday, Sept. 18—Spotlight on Madrid, with Resident Director Neftalí González

  • Monday, Sept. 21—Spotlight on Costa Rica, with Resident Director Belén Jiménez

  • Tuesday, Sept. 22—Spotlight on Milan, with Resident Director Luca Garotti and Regional VP of Operations Laura Reyes

  • Wednesday, Sept. 23—Spotlight on Florence, with Resident Director Alessia Foianesi and Assistant Resident Director Perla Signori

  • Thursday, Sept. 24—Spotlight on Rome, with Resident Director Mattea di Fabio and Assistant Resident Director Vera Contu

  • Friday, Sept. 25—Final recap and Q&A

Please note: All sessions will begin at 10am CDT.

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.

Colleagues from Minority Serving Institutions, HBCUs and HSIs, as well as those who are currently furloughed or between positions, are warmly invited to participate. We encourage any university representative to register, regardless of partnership status. There is no cost to your institution.

To sign up, please fill out this form by September 1st. We invite you to contact SiteVisit@studiesabroad.com with any questions about this series. 

Group Site Visits
ISA offers multiple Group Site Visits during both the spring and fall semesters. 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, during which they will 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.

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

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 send the available dates for the visit, areas of interest and/or site visit objectives, and any other pertinent information to the ISA Outreach Coordinator at SiteVisit@studiesabroad.com. Please note that Individual Site Visit costs are not subsidized by ISA. We need 45 days advanced notice and depending on the time of year (such as May and June), we may not be able to accommodate individual site visits due to staff availability.