The Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), USA, recognized Sarah Mae Ismael for her outstanding academic achievement as an exchange student. Ismael also received the World Learning certificate of completion for her academic excellence. She was a Global Undergraduate Exchange Program grantee of the Fulbright Commission for spring term at IUP from January 2010 to May 2010.
Ismael is a currently a fourth year student of the School of Education, taking up Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English. When she was in high school, she was also an exchange scholar to the United States of America for one year.