With this week being National Travel and Tourism Week, we thought it would be a good idea to share some tips about travel, tourism, and most importantly, about study abroad. We’ve asked one of Interstudy‘s staff members who was the last one to study abroad to share some tips of her own. Her name is Brittany Clark and she studied abroad in Vienna, Austria in the Spring of 2011. She is now Interstudy‘s Student Services Assistant. Read more
We don’t know about you, but here at Interstudy, we LOVE The Amazing Race! There isn’t anything better than a show about travel, culture, and competition! For those of you who have been living under a rock and don’t know about this “amazing” show, The Amazing Race is a reality game show where eleven teams of two race around the world against each other in hopes of winning one million dollars. The race is split into twelve legs. Two of the twelve legs take place at Interstudy program locations: Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM) is the best of both worlds, in so many different ways. Here’s three of them!
1. NUIM is the second oldest university in Ireland, and yet it is also the fastest growing university in Ireland. The campus is actually split up into two campuses: the South campus and the North campus. The South campus dates all the way back to the early 1800’s. There’s even a castle that’s apart of the South campus! Meanwhile, the North campus has some of the most modern and state of the art buildings Ireland has ever seen. Read more
ISA, Interstudy‘s partner organization, has had an awesome student blog since 2009. The ISA student blog has served as an open forum for ISA students to explore all aspects of the study abroad experience through stories, photos, and other media, and will now serve the same purpose for Interstudy too! The goal of the blog is to help prospective students get an inside view of what life is like as an ISA/Interstudy participant so they can make an informed decision about which study abroad location best suits their academic and personal goals. Read more
We are happy to announce that the deadline for our Fall 2013 University of Cape Town program has been extended! All paper and online applications must be received by Interstudy/ISA by April 29th in order to meet this deadline.
Sanibonani! For those of you who don’t know, that means “Hello” in Zulu. Zulu is a language spoken in many parts of South Africa, and a language that is now often heard in Interstudy‘s Boston office. Interstudy‘s South Africa Site Specialist and the newest addition to the office, Langa Mchunu, was born and raised in South Africa and speaks fluent Zulu and English. Even though Langa is the only one from South Africa in our office, we are all catching on with some of his Zulu phrases. The most popular one being “Yebo”, which means “Yes”. “Yebo” just falls off the tongue so much easier than “Yes”. You can count on “Yebo” being the new hip word to use in the US in a few years, and you can thank Langa for that! Read more
Yes, you heard correctly; there are three different programs in Dublin, Ireland! Interstudy has programs at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, University College Dublin, and Trinity College Dublin. You might ask why are there three different programs in one city? These three programs might be in the same city, but they could not be more unique from one another! Read more
Meet Interstudy‘s new employee for the week… Cove! Cove is the dog of Interstudy‘s Director of University Relations, Paul Pelan. Cove is a Border Collie who’s FIFTEEN years old! According to one dog age conversion online, Cove would be 83 years old in human years! Cove is from Cobh, Ireland and has lived in Ireland, England, and the US. Cobh, Ireland is a popular tourist seaport town in the County Cork of Ireland, and is actually very close to one of Interstudy‘s program sites in Cork! Read more