ISA is a global company, with headquarters in Austin, Texas and satellite offices around the world. With more than 250 employees worldwide and physical offices abroad, ISA is proud to have helped nearly 80,000 students reach their study abroad goals in the past 30 years.

Our commitment to each student and the support of our team distinguishes ISA. You can expect to have support at every step of the process – from the moment you apply throughout enrollment and your time abroad.

Our team ensures that you get the most out of your experience through the application of our Discovery Model which provides the framework for discovery in 5 key areas: intercultural, historical, sociopolitical, professional, and environmental.

ISA Discovery Model

A primary objective of all ISA programs is to facilitate the learning and development of students. We rely on host universities to provide quality instruction in the classroom and our host sites to provide quality internships and service learning programs, but ISA is the main facilitator of learning outside of the classroom. Throughout the duration of all ISA programs, we provide participants opportunities to pursue guided learning in these five areas of discovery through participation in ISA excursions, cultural activities and community involvement.

Meet Emily – Your First Point of Contact in Australia or New Zealand


Emily Busse – Global Mobility Manager
Phone: +61 (0) 466 002 522

Emily joined the ISA team in August 2011. Exposed to international travel and exchange from a young age, she had the opportunity to spend her junior year of high school in Melilla, Spain. After graduating from DePaul University with a B.A. in History in 2010, Emily spent another academic year abroad, this time teaching English in Málaga, Spain.

Her love for the Spanish language, culture and people, as well as her enthusiasm for helping others along their own study abroad journeys, brought her to ISA. Emily managed sites in Spain and across Europe for several years, eventually becoming the Associate Director, Enrollment Management and helping to oversee the Admissions department.

Emily relocated to Melbourne, Australia in 2016 to work with Australian and New Zealand university partners and students on their goals for global mobility.

Emily loves living the active lifestyle Melbourne offers its residents, and is working on her Australian vocabulary. Her Chicago accent, however, isn’t going anywhere!

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We have more than 200 employees worldwide. Visit ISA’s main website to meet the entire U.S. staff and International teams

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