ISA’s Custom Programs division is celebrating its 15th year in service to U.S. universities for their faculty-led and partnerships study abroad programming. Join us for this series of 15 things as you imagine, develop, and implement your own custom programs abroad.
1. University of Tulsa visit with local elderly and practice their Spanish and at a local art exhibit.
2. ISA Amman students visit the Zikra Initiative to learn new skills from locals in the marginalized Jordanian community of Ghor al Mazra’a, therefore contributing to a sustainable income and genuine intercultural understanding.
3. ISA-ELAP participants tutor local students in an after-school program in Meknes, Morocco.
4. University of Pittsburgh Healthcare and Social Work students prepare to Serve the City by providing breakfast to the homeless at the Brussels Gare du Nord train station.
5. ISA- ELAP participants support medical staff in clinics in Mumbai and Malavli, India.
6. University of Texas, El Paso students round out each week of their Anthropology of Food program by sorting donations at a food bank in Málaga, Spain and serving lunch at a shelter in Florence, Italy.
7. ISA- ELAP students volunteer with an ongoing rainforest conservation as a part of the Summer group project in Costa Rica.
8. High Point University Non-Profit Management students learn about operations and logistics through working alongside Brothers Charity in Ireland.
9. ISA- ELAP participants are Building Communities as a part of an Alternative Spring Break group project in the Dominican Republic.
10. Purdue University’s incoming freshmen take part in a llamacare program in Peru as a part of their Freshman Global Leadership program.
11. ISA- ELAP participants inspire local students through English conversation and mentorship program in Seoul, South Korea.
12. ISA Florianópolis students participate in the international Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development conference [REGSA], primarily organized by UNISUL Professor Dr. José Baltazar Salguerinho Osório de Andrade Guerra.
13. St. Edward’s University MBA students work with micro-lenders and liaise with small business owners in Chile.
14. Trinity College students intern with local NGOs throughout each semester in Cape Town, South Africa.
15. ISA- ELAP students participate in an ongoing Sea Turtle rescue project as a part of an Alternative Spring Break group service-learning in Costa Rica.
Melissa Stone is a Program Manager for ISA Custom Programs. Melissa works with programs in Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, and Jordan.