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.
Stay tuned for additional featured sites and dates later this fall.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.