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

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 will have access to Schoology, our app-based learning management system, to allow them to explore our digital resources on their own. These resources include our Discovery Model co-curricular learning objectives along with travel, health & safety, housing, and academic materials related to each site.

Our next scheduled VSV series will feature Paris, France, Prague, Czech Republic, and Athens, Greece. Below are the scheduled dates and a sign-up link.

  • Spotlight on Paris with Resident Directors Annamaria and Gabriel Antonopoulos and Associate Director of Enrollment Management Matt Gulizia, Tuesday, December 1, 2020

  • Spotlight on Prague with Resident Director Daniela Prochazka, Assistant Resident Director Martin Holub, and Director of Central European Operations Pedro Perez Polo, Wednesday, December 2, 2020

  • Spotlight on Athens with Resident Director Celia Arredondo and Director of Central European Operations Pedro Perez Polo, Thursday, December 2, 2020

Please note: All sessions will begin at 10 a.m. 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.

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 November 13, 2020. 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.