ISEP

The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) is a network of over 300 colleges and universities in 50 countries cooperating to provide access to international education for a diverse student population. ISEP students gain intercultural competence through integration into their host institution and host culture while exploring the international dimensions of their academic field. 

 

  • Locations all over the world
  • Fall or Spring semester; or academic year
  • Pre-requisites: dependent on site selected
  • Some courses taught in English
  • Housing varies by program site

 

Location     Academics     Co-curricular     Housing     

Calendar     Orientation      Program Contacts

 

 

Location

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) offers programs in 50 countries.  Qualified St. Lawrence students may study at any ISEP international member institution. In the recent past, St. Lawrence students have studied at the following institutions through ISEP:

Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado - São Paulo, Brazil

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso - CHILE 

Södertörn University- SWEDEN

Malardalen University - SWEDEN

Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - ITALY

Edinburgh Napier - SCOTLAND

University de Palermo - ARGENTINA  

You can view a list of all the ISEP universities where students can study at:  http://www.isep.org/

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Academics

When you apply to ISEP, you will list the classes you wish to take from reviewing the courses offered to ISEP students at the host institution.  Once you've been accepted to the program, you will follow the procedures at St. Lawrence to secure transfer credit approval prior to your departure. After you return, ISEP will send an official transcript to St. Lawrence and the credits and grades will be transferred to St. Lawrence and appear on your transcript. Students are permitted to take any course available to ISEP students at the host site, provided that the appropriate pre-requisites have been completed, and that the student has obtained pre-approval for the course from the appropriate SLU department chair. 

All students must enroll in a full course of study; 15 credit hours or the equivalent.

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Co-curricular

The co-curricular options available to students depend on the location. Students will generally have access to all of the activities, clubs and other extra-curricular offerings of their host institution. 

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Housing

Each ISEP university has varying options. You may have a room in  residence hall or with a family or an apartment shared with other students. If your ISEP institution offers a home stay option, you are strongly encouraged to choose this option. Some ISEP-Direct programs do not include housing; please see the specific description for details. If this is the case for your program, you will be provided a stipend to pay for housing but will need to secure it for yourself.

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Calendar

Please view the academic calendar for the program in which you are interested.

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Orientation

CIIS will provide a pre-departure orientation to help you prepare for studying abroad.

Upon arrival, the host institution will provide an orientation, and the local ISEP Coordinator will serve as a resource throughout your stay.

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Program Contacts

If you are interested in learning more about the ISEP program please contact the following person.

CIIS OfficeKelley Lawson-Khalidi, Director of Off-Campus Programs - Questions about eligibility, program logistics, academics, and other off-campus opportunities.

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