Semester and Academic Year Exchanges
Please Note: You must meet with the ISEP Coordinator before starting your application or your application will not be considered.
Want to study at another university for a semester or full academic year? With ISEP, you have the opportunity to live and study abroad for a semester or year at over 170 institutions in more than 50 countries. Choose from locations like Argentina, Czech Republic, Austria, Thailand, Germany, and many more! Studying abroad through ISEP is an independent and immersive experience where students study and live at another university with students from around the world.
What is ISEP?
ISEP (International Student Exchange Program) is an organization that provides exchange opportunities for students from around the world. There are two “types” of ISEP programs:
ISEP Exchange: You will pay for an international student to come take your place at KSU.
ISEP Direct: Student will apply directly to a host university with the fee determined by the host university.
To learn more about ISEP, universities that will accept KSU students, chances of placement at each institution, application process, etc., please visit ISEP’s website at https://www.isepstudyabroad.org/
Students can take courses to fulfill general education requirements, major courses, or electives. All courses must be approved by KSU prior to departure.
Cumulative GPA: 2.75 (some host universities require 3.0)
Language Proficiency: Many universities offer a variety of courses taught in English. Varies by site and program, but requirement of 3-5 semesters of university-level language courses are not uncommon in French, Spanish, or German-speaking countries.
Dates vary based upon the host institution’s calendar, but the following are general guidelines…
Fall: Semester starts July-September and ends November-January
Spring: Semester starts January-March and ends April-June
Academic Year: Begins July-September and ends April-June
Summer: June-August *Note: During summer semester, students may only participate in ISEP-Direct.
Please notice that many fall semester schedules are later than the US, particularly in Europe. This means that if KSU students spend their fall semester abroad, they may not necessarily get back in time for spring classes at KSU; it typically works better for students to go for an academic year or spring semester.
ISEP Exchange: You will pay for a student to take your place at KSU. The total cost will include…
ISEP-Exchange application/placement fees
Cost of attendance at KSU for one semester: 15 credit hours tuition, mandatory fees, on-campus housing, meal plan, etc.
ISEP and KSU-CISI mandatory insurance
ISEP Direct: You will pay the host university directly. The total cost will include…
1. ISEP-Direct application/placement fees
2. Program fee assessed by host university. This may include any combination of tuition, housing, and meals.
3. ISEP and KSU-CISI mandatory insurance
*Cost does not include airfare, visa fees, and incidentals. Please be aware that due to changing cost of attendance to KSU, the cost of ISEP Exchange will change per academic year. Please contact the ISEP Coordinator for the most up-to-date price.
Do you meet the eligibility criteria? Apply now!
Housing options depend upon host universities; they may range from residence halls or apartments to home stays.
Students should allow a minimum of one month to complete the ISEP application properly.
ISEP Exchange: Fall Semester and Academic Year – February 15
Spring Semester – September 1
*Note: ISEP applications MUST be turned in to the ISEP coordinator at least one week prior to these deadlines.
Internal ISEP application deadlines are as follows:
Fall Semester/Academic Year - February 8, 2019
Spring Semester - August 24, 2018
ISEP Direct: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Final deadlines are set by host institutions.
Education Abroad Program Coordinator
Nicolas - Amiens, France
Beatrice - Beijing, China
Peikko - Bangkok, Thailand
Anna Stallworth - University of Oulu, Finland, Fall 2011.doc