What is ISEP?

Utah State University is a member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)— a network of over 300 post-secondary institutions in 50 countries cooperating to provide affordable international educational experiences for a diverse student population. ISEP members and affiliates are institutions of higher education that are regionally accredited (U.S. institutions) or recognized by their government or ministry of education (non-U.S. institutions).

As a partner and member institution of ISEP, USU students are able to take advantage of the opportunities for international study offered through ISEP.

  • ISEP-Exchange: USU students participating in an ISEP exchange pay a program fee that is based on USU resident tuition and fees, housing and meals, and receive those benefits at their host university.
  • ISEP-Direct: USU Students pay a fee to ISEP through USU which covers the host institutions program costs.
  • ISEP Summer:  Please refer to the ISEP summer programs page for information about the many short-term programs for summer study through ISEP.

How do I Apply to ISEP?

  • Make an appointment with a study abroad advisor.  The study abroad office will be your primary contact with ISEP and will advise you on all aspects of the program. To schedule an appointment call 797-0601 or sent an email to studyabroad@usu.edu.
  • Make an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss your academic plan, and how study abroad courses may fit in your schedule. Your academic advisor will be able to help you determine whether or not your plan of study will meet major or graduation requirements. You will need to carefully research courses on the host institution's website and complete a Course Request List for each school on your Host Site Request List. Once you have been placed, you will receive more specific course information and schedules. 
  • Download the appropriate ISEP application. You can type in your answers in the blanks or print the application to complete later. Please note that it is not possible to save and continue later in a PDF. Submit your complete application to your ISEP Coordinator by the priority deadline.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2.75-3.0 GPA (Please check with USU study abroad or the ISEP website for specific GPA requirements)
  • Completed at least 1 year of university study
  • Language requirements may apply.  Check with USU Study Abroad or ISEP website.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2013:  Priority Deadline: August 22

Fall 2013/AY 2013-14: Priority Deadline is Feb 1.

After the priority deadline applications may be submitted after the priority deadline, but options are more limited.  

Application Fees

Application fee for ISEP is $375 for Spring placements and $390 for Fall 2013/AY 2013-2014 placements.