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Academic Programs Abroad
International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
ISEP is affordable since costs for most locations are based on ISU tuition,
fees, room and board. Through ISEP you have access to over 100 study sites in
Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the South Pacific.
ISEP provides immersion in the culture and university life of another
country. As an ISEP participant, you register as a regular student and
participate in the same activities as students at the host institution. You will
be studying with students from many other countries, and at each site, there is
an ISEP coordinator available to help. Many ISEP schools also have a buddy
system, where you are met at the airport by a local student who will show you
around and take you to your residence hall.
Returning ISEP participants express a high level of satisfaction and
enthusiasm. They emphasize the value of being immersed in a host culture, the
independence and maturity they gained, and the quality of support they received.
Be sure to check out www.isep.org for
detailed information about ISEP programs.
Most students choose either a semester or full- year exchange through ISEP.
ISEP does offer a few affordable and unique summer options to study foreign
language or take general education courses in several locations. Summer ISEP
What are the requirements?
A minimum GPA of 2.75, for some locations 3.0
How competitive is this program?
Since this program works on the basis of “exchange” and in some locations,
this may be limited, EARLY PLANNING IS ESSENTIAL. The priority deadline for
programs is February 1st of the year prior to study.
How do I apply ?
Applications can be downloaded from
the site: www.isep.org or available in the
Office of Study Abroad. Either way, the Coordinator assists with copies and
mailing and must also sign the form.
What is the deadline for submitting
Meeting the priority deadline is important for competitive sites (UK, Ghana,
the Netherlands) and for have the best chance at placement at your first choice
location. Applications, however, are accepted and placement is made on a
space-available basis throughout the year.
If you are participating in an “exchange”, you will receive a bill from the
ISU Controller’s Office, just as if you were here on campus. If you are doing an
ISEP Direct program, then the Office of Study Abroad will send you an invoice.
Either way, your financial aid and scholarships will apply.
What are my language options with ISEP?
ENGLISH: Australia (only “direct”), Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ghana, Iceland, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Malta, the
Netherlands, New Zealand (only “direct”), Poland, South Africa, Sweden,
Thailand, United Kingdom
FRENCH:Canada, France, French Overseas Department,
GERMAN: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
RUSSIAN: Estonia, Lativia,
SPANISH: Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain,