ABOUT ASA

Any study abroad program can get you to a country and find you a place to live. It takes a certain kind of study abroad program, however, to provide you with all the tools necessary to ensure that your experience is both memorable and fulfilling. That’s why ASA provides students on all of our study abroad programs with such things as:

  • An official transcript so that your credits transfer

  • Guided excursions to other cities within your host country

  • Personal attention before you depart and while you’re studying abroad

  • Comprehensive health insurance

  • Pre-departure and on-site orientations

  • Assistance getting your financial aid to transfer so you can use it on our program

  • And much, much more!

Size

Unlike many other summer study abroad programs, we keep the size of our programs small. We firmly believe that group sizes of 50+ students only hurt your ability to integrate into the culture and do not allow your site directors to get to know you.

Being Prepared

We understand that being prepared is important to a successful study abroad experience. That’s why our team has labored over the years to refine our study abroad programs. We help you prepare with:

  • Detailed orientation package upon approval into the program

  • Detailed orientation program when you arrive in your host country

  • Experienced staff willing to answer all of your questions

The ASA Staff

The ASA team is a group of people who are well traveled, experienced in foreign education, always there to assist you and best of all, they are people who have studied abroad themselves. We know what it’s like to move into a new home, in a new country, with a new language and it’s this first-hand experience which makes us true professionals when it comes to studying abroad.

We want to see all of our students leave our program feeling that they are leaving the best experience of their life. For some of our students, this will be their first time outside of the United States and their first exposure to a new culture. We recognize that this is not always an easy adjustment and our orientations help take away some of the surprise and guesswork that often leads to anxiety. No question or request is too small, so please, call us toll-free at (888) 845-4ASA with any question that you may have. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

A Note From Lee

Thank you for your interest in Academic Studies Abroad!

Choosing to study abroad can be a big decision and we are here to help make sure that it is the right decision for you.

Studying abroad is not about being a visitor in a new city, but about becoming part of that culture. We strongly encourage our students to not only see their host country, but to become a part of it by experiencing the customs, speaking the language, and understanding the way of life. This will help you gain a cultural awareness achieved only by living and studying in another country. In today’s global economy, employees who can give insight into how other cultures operate are key. Spending a semester or year in a foreign country will quickly give you an edge when you graduate and increase the positions available to you.

In addition to advancing you academically, everyone at ASA is dedicated to making sure that all of our students achieve three goals:

  • A true feeling and understanding for the culture they are immersed in

  • A memorable and safe once-in-a-lifetime experience

  • Personal growth through a better understanding of the world around you

Ask any student who has studied abroad and they will tell you that they had the time of their life. With a combination of academics, travel, and good times, you can bet that when you get back you’ll wonder why you even had to think twice. From the moment you arrive, your outlook on life will quickly change and the euphoria will begin to set in.

I can tell you all of this from first hand experience. I spent a semester abroad in 1993 during my Junior year in college. It was the single best experience of my life and one that has helped me both personally and professionally.

Everyone here at ASA works hard to ensure that each student’s needs and requests are met. Please do not hesitate to call me or any of my staff toll-free at (888) 845-4ASA with any questions that you may have.

Lee Frankel

Director