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**We will continue to update this page as needed to reflect the status of President Trump's executive order, while maintaining the central information about the Travel Ban and who it affects. Update Feb. 4: A Seattle judge has signed an injunction on the Travel Ban, halting the immigration ban. The administration has filed an appeal with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Update Feb. 9: The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, a federal appeals court in San Francisco, early Sunday denied the US government's emergency request to resume the ban. That court ordered both sides to submit arguments for and against the ban by Monday night. Lawyers will make their cases to three federal judges to determine the immediate fate of the temporary restraining order. Regardless of the outcome, an appeal to the US Supreme Court is expected. Update Feb. 10: A federal appeals panel on... Read More

News from EPI, Travel

So, you dream of learning about tropical ecology in South America or taking design classes in the heart of Europe? There is only one problem: you don’t quite know how to make that dream a reality because of the cost. You want to expand your horizons and learn about the world, but you’ve always heard about how expensive it is to study abroad. So, this starry-eyed dream just remains that – a dream. Well, let me tell you about how I am making that dream my reality, and hopefully, I will inspire you to re-evaluate and create achievable goals by following a few easy steps! The first step to being able to study abroad on a budget is to find an affordable program. Through programs like ISEP, you have the option to looks for schools that have low expenses. This step requires you to be open... Read More

Alumni, Education, How To, Travel

It's always fun to learn how others celebrate life, holidays, and special occasions. At EPI, we have the opportunity to learn of them first hand, and you do, too! We asked someone at every EPI program site - Belize, Costa Rica, Galapagos & Ecuador, Mexico, and Yellowstone - to tell us about their favorite holiday traditions in their country. We hope you learn something and share your holiday traditions in the comments below. Happy holidays! Belize If an American were to visit Belize over Christmas, they might feel right at home. Many of Belize’s Christmas traditions were inherited from the British during colonization, including Christmas trees, reindeer, gifts, Santa, carols, and even model snowmen. Over a month before December 25th, Belizeans begin their holiday planning and shopping. They string lights on their houses, set up elaborate manger scenes, and attend the annual Christmas parade. There are few... Read More