International Study Programs

We are an academic study trip design company. Founded in 1999, we work with business communities worldwide to deliver experiential programs that make a difference in the way students learn.

OUR APPROACH

We believe in changing lives through education and travel. We have witnessed first-hand the impact of ISP study trips on over 15,000 students from around the world. This is our inspiration. This is what drives us.

Quality and expertise

Meticulous planning and execution of highly interactive, substantive business visits, lectures and custom-designed academic events, supported by a turnkey logistics services delivered by dedicated personnel providing personal attention and the expertise of an experienced, global team.

Partnership and trust

Our success is built upon relationships. Our community of clients, speakers, suppliers and alumni are bound by a commitment to excellent service and an appreciation of meaningful education.

Global access

A strong and extensive network of business contacts in over 80 destinations spanning 50 countries enables us to help you build programs to meet your curriculum objectives in global destinations.

The Next Silicon Valley?
Destination: Estonia
Economics of Poverty
Destination: Brazil
The Road From a ’Frontier’ Market to an ‘Emerging’ One
Destination: Vietnam

Estonia: The Next Silicon Valley?

Objective: To observe how companies use big data to improve business efficiency.

Highlights:

  • Tour of ABB facilities for an in-depth look and discussion of their eco-innovative strategies
  • Attending the Nordic & Baltic hi-tech start up conference Latitude59 and networking with top class entrepreneurs
  • Visiting e-Estonia showroom & discussing life in a digital society
  • Day trip to Helsinki by boat 


Topics covered during the week:

  • Eco-innovative strategies
  • The development of the start-up scene in Nordic & Baltic regions
  • The impact of new technologies on Estonia‘s future


Brazil: Economics of Poverty

Objective: To learn how social issues in the country impact its economy and future development.

Highlights:

  • Discussing the future of Bolsa Familia program with Rio de Janeiro’s Mayor’s office representatives
  • Helping local NGOs explore solutions to alleviate poverty through case study analysis
  • Reflecting on social inequality issues with directors of Fundacao Telefonica
  • Cultural immersion workshop with locals in a favela
  • Attending Brazilian soccer game

Topics covered during the week:

  • BRICS – is the economic miracle over?
  • Investments towards the eradication of poverty
  • Leading trends in CSR programs domestically and abroad
  • Social entrepreneurship 
  • Brand advertising across the classes and consumer behaviour differentiation

Vietnam: The Road From a ’Frontier’ Market to an ‘Emerging’ One

Objective: To understand Vietnam’s growing industries and current trends in manufacturing, technology and entrepreneurship. Highlights: 

Highlights: 

  • Visiting a global, Australian clothing manufacturer to learn about their vertical integration strategy within Vietnam’s apparel & textile sector
  • Team-up with local entrepreneurs for information & idea exchange; tackling real-world challenges facing their businesses at Start-Up Lab
  • Case study with the head of global advertising agency BBDO to explore the influences of Vietnam’s youth demographics on advertising and marketing practices
  • Half-day volunteering session at a local NGO dedicated to serving underprivileged youth
  • Foodie motorbike tour in Ho Chi Minh City city for a taste of local culture and cuisine


Topics covered during the week:

  • Vietnam's economy and its position in the region
  • Tailoring business strategies to Vietnamese market
  • What’s making Vietnam a good place for business
  • How to support the growth of entrepreneurial ecosystems