ISA Veritas U.S. Team

Laura Archambault: Program Manager, South Africa

Laura is from “The Cape” in Massachusetts and earned her BA in psychology from University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her love of travel was inspired by a trip to Israel and her family’s stories about their travel adventures. Wanting to see more of the world, Laura studied abroad in Port Elizabeth, South Africa with ISA. Now she tries to go abroad at least once every year! Studying abroad was a life changing experience and she loves that she found a profession that makes a tangible impact on people’s lives every day. In addition to helping students on their study abroad journey, she hopes to merge her passion for study abroad and mental health awareness. In her spare time, Laura enjoys swimming, hiking, and reading.



ISA Veritas Cape Town Team

Ouma Mpela, Resident Director

Ouma was born in a small town called Litchenburg in the North Province of South Africa. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Potchefstroom, and in 1998 she began her postgraduate studies in Human Resources Management at the University of Cape Town. In 2000 Ouma joined the staff of the International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO) at the University of Cape Town. Ouma is member of NAFSA in the US, as well as the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA). Ouma is married and enjoys spending her free time with her two children. 


Wesley, ISA Veritas Mission Mentor