Programs : Brochure
ISEP (Study Abroad Program)
- Locations: Various, Various
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
- Restrictions: AppState applicants only
- Dates / Deadlines
Founded in 1979, ISEP has grown from a small non-profit organization into one of the largest study abroad membership networks in the world. As a trusted educational community, ISEP is committed to helping students overcome the financial and academic barriers to study abroad. In partnership with their member institutions, ISEP is able to connect students to high-quality, academic programs at more than 300 universities in over 50 countries.
ISEP offers 2 different program models:
Housing options will vary by program. Students participating on ISEP exchange programs will pay the ISEP Full Exchange Program Fee to Appalachian and will not pay housing or meal costs to the host university. Students participating on ISEP Direct programs will pay the host university housing cost either to Appalachian or to the host university.
|Estimated Additional Costs||Semester|
|Housing (for ISEP Direct)||Varies|
|Intl Health Dev Fee||$60|
|1Essential Living Expenses||Varies|
|Books and Materials||Varies|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||Varies|
|2US Based Health Insurance||Varies|
|3Personal Travel and Spending||Varies|
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
Course options vary by ISEP program. Additional information about course options can be found on the individual ISEP program pages.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Each USAC program will have a different minimum credit requirement. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2022||09/15/2021 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.