AUSTIN, TX – April 2, 2014 – GlobaLinks Learning Abroad (GlobaLinks), a Denver-based study abroad provider with program options throughout 15 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji has merged with International Studies Abroad (ISA). These additional countries, combined with ISA's current program locations, will now provide students and universities with 33 destinations around the world.
GlobaLinks, a leading provider of study abroad programs since 1990,
with a dedication to student support and academically rigorous
programming, strongly aligns with ISA's core values. “Between ISA and
GlobaLinks, we have over fifty years of experience in international
education arena. Our partnership will create an extensive portfolio of
study abroad programs worldwide,” said Gustavo Artaza,
CEO and founder of ISA. “The merging of our two organizations will make
a variety of services and programs including; study abroad programs,
custom programs, service-learning and internships, full degrees abroad,
high school programs, career development and alumni services, available
through a single, trusted partner."
GlobaLinks founder and CEO, Cynthia Banks will play a critical consulting role within the new organization through the transition, and beyond. Sheila Houston, co-owner of the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad organization based in Rockhampton, Australia, will remain with the organization to continue directing programs in the Pacific Region. When asked about the partnership, Banks said, “Through this merger the vision to create and grow international education across a wide platform will be achieved. The new organization will not only be able to enhance the services and opportunities for the students and university partners, but it will be uniquely positioned to contribute more to the field of international education than ever before."
ISA and GlobaLinks senior management will work closely over the coming months to combine resources and infrastructure to continue providing high-quality, comprehensive programming and services to U.S. and Canadian institutions, overseas partners and students. In addition, the GlobaLinks Headquarters in Denver, Colorado will join the network of U.S.-based ISA offices including the ISA Headquarters in Austin, Texas and branch offices in Boston, Massachusetts, and Lexington, Kentucky.
Since 1987, ISA has been a leader in the international education arena. ISA offers a wide variety of education abroad opportunities throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Founded by President/CEO Gustavo J. Artaza, ISA and its worldwide team have sought to provide high-quality education abroad experiences for North American university students at an affordable price. In 2013, over 7,000 students participated on ISA programs, including ISA Custom Programs, ISA-ELAP Service-Learning & Internships and Veritas Christian Study Abroad and ISA High School.