International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
Program Definition: Multilateral exchange study abroad programs are facilitated through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP-Exchange). Students of member institutions may apply to study at other member institution for a semester or academic year. Students may choose up to ten overseas institutions and ISEP “places” each participant according to preferences, language abilities, academic requirements, and space availability.
The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) offers full-immersion study abroad opportunities in over 40 countries. Students may take courses in English or in the language of the host country. Course offerings and the language of instruction vary by site location. Participating on an exchange program is a unique experience because students are able to fully integrate into a host institution. ISEP offers two differnt "routes" of participation: ISEP-Exchange or ISEP-Direct. The information below pertains to ISEP-Exchange programs (Multilateral Exchanges). Information about ISEP-Direct programs, can be viewed under "Partner Programs."
To Learn More, Visit the ISEP Website!
Locations: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and Uruguay.
Eligibility: Minimun 2.75 GPA at the time of application (Some ISEP institutions require a higher GPA). Students must also meet all other study abroad eligibility as outlined in Creighton's Study Abroad Policies & Procedures.
Financial Aid: (for ISEP-Exchange programs only) Participants will pay tuition, room, board, and fees directly to Creighton University and receive the equivalent at the host institution. If eligible, institutional aid, federal financial aid, Tuition Remission, and FACHEX Tuition Exchange are portable. Please check with the CU Financial Aid Office for specific inquiries. Participants are also required to purcahse ISEP's insurance for international activity.
Courses: Course selection varies by host institution. The ISEP website has a search function that allows students to search all ISEP institutions by subject area. Downloadable flyers are also available on the ISEP website for students of specific majors.
Program Duration: The length of an academic semester or term differs by country. Students should carefully review the ISEP information pertaining to "Program Dates" for each institution of interest to ensure that the semester abroad does not overlap with the next semester at Creighton.
On-Site Assistance: Each ISEP institution has an ISEP Coordinator to assist students during their stay. Services that the Host Coordinator will provide differs by institution. All ISEP institutions will provide an orientation upon arrival.
How to Apply: Students must first complete the CU Proposal to Study Abroad and the CU Study Abroad Course Approval Form (internal documents). Once these are complete, students will then receive an ISEP application (external document) from the Study Abroad Coordinator.
Deadlines: The CU Proposal to Study Abroad for Fall semester participation is due no later than December 1st and for Spring semester participation is due no later than May 1st. NOTE: The deadlines for the external ISEP application are VERY EARLY. Students should submit the CU Proposals to Study Abroad at least one-year BEFORE they plan to be gone. After the deadlines, applications will still be accepted on a rolling basis until exchange spots are filled.
Additional Questions: For additional information about ISEP-Exchange programs, contact Creighton's ISEP Coordinator, Mrs. Heather Torres (402-280-2221 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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