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Welcome to the ISA Online Application!

ISA has made it easy for you to apply. Please read through the following four steps thoroughly and you'll be on your way toward an exciting opportunity to study in the country of your dreams!

If you have already read these instructions and are ready to begin, click here to begin the application process now.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us! Our phone number is (512) 480-8522. You can also email us at We'll be glad to answer your questions!

Please note: A valid credit or debit card is required to pay the $200 application deposit. If you are applying to multiple programs, a $200 application deposit is required for each program. Please have your card ready before you begin the application. Once submitted online, the $200 application deposit is non-refundable. Download ISA Application.

Your credit or debit card will only be used for the application deposit. The balance of your program fees must be paid prior to the payment due date to avoid a late fee. You may pay remaining balance by check and/or credit or debit card. Credit or debit cards may be used for any portion of the program price.

  Meet the minimum requirements

The minimum GPA requirements for program ranges from 2.50 to 3.30. Please refer to individual programs' eligibility sections for specific GPA requirements. For almost all ISA programs (see exceptions below), students with a GPA that falls below the requirement can submit at least one letter of recommendation (from an academic reference) and a letter of intent for consideration into the program. The letter of intent should be one page, written by the prospective student, explaining why he or she wants to study abroad, and how it will affect his or her academic and professional career. It is also a great opportunity to explain the lower GPA, for example, if there were certain uncontrollable circumstances affecting his or her coursework. Please keep in mind that submitting the letter of recommendation and letter of intent does not automatically guarantee admission into the program.

The following ISA programs will NOT consider students whose GPA’s fall below their minimum requirement. The Pompeu Fabra University and the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain; the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic; King's College in London, England; and the University of Hyderabad in Hyderabad, India.

  Gather the necessary information

In order to be admitted to an ISA program, you must provide the following:
  • The complete application, which ISA will automatically receive at the end of the online form.
  • The $200 application deposit, per program, paid by credit or debit card at the end of the online application.
    This deposit will be applied toward your program fees. Please review our cancellation policy for more details about the deposit. Please note, once submitted, the $200 application deposit is non-refundable.
  • One official college transcript. If you have attended more than one university, submit one official transcript from each university attended. Unofficial transcripts are not accepted.
  • ISA application supplement. You will receive an email with a link to the one page supplement once the online application is completed.

Certain programs require additional application materials. Please refer to the Admissions page and the individual program section of the ISA website for details.

For the online application you will need to have on hand:
  • The Program Name and Program Code for the program(s) you are applying to
  • Your passport number (if you already have one)
  • Your current GPA
  • Titles and grades of relevant language courses you have already taken

Please collect this information before you begin the application. You will have to complete the entire application in one sitting. You will not be able to save your progress and return to complete your application later.

  Check due dates and review the ISA cancellation policy

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. ISA accepts applications on a rolling basis. Check the final application due date for the program of your choice, and submit your application accordingly. Due to high enrollment, ISA recommends submitting an application at least one to two months before the application due date. Students who have not paid in full by the final forms and payment due date are subject to a late fee of $150.

See our Prices and Dates page to find out when your final forms and payment are due.

Before you continue, please review the ISA cancellation policy:

This policy applies to all cancellations, regardless of the reason. Your request to withdraw and receive a refund must be made in writing to ISA. The deposit is non-refundable once your application has been submitted. However, if your application is denied due to eligibility requirements, your deposit will be fully refunded. Alternative payment arrangements (financial aid, payment plans, etc.) do not exempt you from this policy.

  1. If you withdraw from the program on or before the original payment due date, you are liable for the $200 application deposit.
  2. If you withdraw 1-9 days after the original payment due date, you are liable for $750 plus costs incurred by ISA on your behalf.
  3. If you withdraw 10-20 days after the original payment due date, you are liable for $1,250 plus costs incurred by ISA on your behalf. Summer program participants are liable for $1000 plus costs incurred by ISA on your behalf.
  4. If you withdraw 21 or more days after the original payment due date but prior to the final deadline for withdrawal, you are liable for $1,750 plus costs incurred by ISA on your behalf. Summer program participants are liable for $1500 plus costs incurred by ISA on your behalf.
  5. The final deadline to withdraw from any ISA program is 14 days prior to the start date of the program. If you withdraw after this deadline, regardless of the reason for withdrawal, you are not eligible for any refund from ISA.

Signing and returning all documents in your student portal is your responsibility. If you fail to return the documents after repeated notification (email or call), you will be deemed withdrawn and will not be eligible for any refund.

Housing deposits and housing confirmation fees are non-refundable after the original payment due date.

If you change or defer to another ISA program after the payment due date but prior to the final deadline to withdraw, ISA will assess a $500 change fee plus costs incurred. Program changes are not permitted 1-14 days prior to the start of the program.

Prior to your official acceptance, please refrain from booking flights for your program. ISA reserves the right to adjust program dates to accommodate host university calendar changes, and is not responsible for airline fare or ticket change fees incurred by program participants.

Prices and dates are subject to change without notice.

  Complete this online application and prepare the remainder of your application package

In the next pages you will provide the information ISA needs to evaluate your application. Please read each step of the application carefully and fill out all fields completely.

ISA will receive your online application as soon as you complete the process and your credit or debit card has been approved for the application deposit. The remainder of your application package requires original signatures and must be mailed to us. You will be given an opportunity to download all necessary forms upon completion of your online application. We must receive these completed forms in our office before the application deadline date in order to be considered. Click here to review due dates.

If you decide to apply using a traditional paper application, you can download a copy here and mail the completed application package to ISA. Be sure to send your application materials to the correct office:

Send materials for ALL programs except those in the Pacific to:
International Studies Abroad, Inc.
Attn: Program City
1112 W. Ben White Blvd.
Austin, TX 78704

For programs in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji:
Attn: Program City
12050 N. Pecos St, Suite 320
Westminster, CO 80234

Visa Requirements:

ISA program countries vary greatly in their visa requirements for students. While some participants may be required to obtain a student visa, others may be able to stay in the host country for the duration of their program as a tourist. The application process for a student visa also varies by country. Depending on the foreign consulate, ISA students will either have to apply for the visa in person, via an online application, or by mailing in all application materials. ISA will inform all participants if a student visa is required or optional for their particular program upon acceptance. For specific visa requirements for ISA program countries, please refer to the ISA Resources page to find foreign consulate contact information and relevant student visa requirements. Please note that there may be additional requirements for minors applying for a visa.

Special note for Intensive Month students:

Students applying solely for an Intensive Month program should apply at least six weeks prior to the start date of the program and must be paid in full four weeks prior to the start date of the Intensive Month program. This allows ample time to reserve housing and other amenities for the program. If payment is not received four weeks prior to the start date of the Intensive Month program, a $150 late fee will be applied. This does not apply to an Intensive Month program that is in combination with a Trimester/Semester program.

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