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International Student Exchange Program. ISEP Overview. World’s largest student exchange organization Membership non-profit with 275 members 29 years of experience in international education Reciprocal and fee-paid programs Over 28,000 participants to date Over 2,800 participants in 2007-08.

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ISEP Overview

  • World’s largest student exchange organization
  • Membership non-profit with 275 members
  • 29 years of experience in international education
  • Reciprocal and fee-paid programs
  • Over 28,000 participants to date
  • Over 2,800 participants in 2007-08
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ISEP Benefits

  • Access to 140 sites in in 39 countries, without the obligation of individual agreements
  • Cost effective for institutions and students
  • Students are fully integrated into the host culture abroad
  • Incoming students help internationalize the campus
  • ISEP Coordinators at all institutions
  • Network and professional development
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Administration

  • Board of Directors
  • ISEP President
    • Mary Anne Grant, former President of NAFSA
  • ISEP Central in Washington, DC
  • Advisory Council - US and International
  • ISEP Coordinators
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ISEP Coordinator

For Outgoing Students

  • Recruits, advises, and nominates students
  • Coordinates registration procedures
  • Predeparture orientation
  • Transfers credit

For Incoming Students

  • Orientation, advising, registration, support
  • Assists with visa/immigration procedures
  • Transcript issuance
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ISEP Options

  • ISEP-Exchanges
  • Affordable options with ISEP-Direct
  • Semester or year-long; some summer
  • Diverse settings and institutions
  • Course offerings in most fields of study
  • Undergraduate and Graduate available
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ISEP Exchanges

  • Cost is based on home institution fees
  • Number of placements depend on exchange balance
  • Placement process can be competitive; students are selected on the basis of academic and personal merit
  • Priority deadlines: Feb. 1 or Sept. 1
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ISEP-Direct

  • Increase opportunities where exchanges are not sufficient to satisfy the demand
  • Many intensive language options
  • An international student does not fill the departing student’s place
  • Students pay a program fee which covers tuition and often room and board
  • Excellent chance of placement if academic requirements are met
  • Benefits are same as exchanges
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Placement Process

  • Students use ISEP website and brochures to research sites available
  • Home institution advises, selects, and nominates students; sends in applications
  • ISEP Central reviews application and makes placement based on space available / balance and appropriate academic fit
  • Host institution confirms and sends welcome materials to students
  • Predeparture and on-site orientations
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Faculty Involvement

  • Help advise outgoing students
  • Application and course selection
  • Recommendations
  • Language Proficiency Report
  • Pre-approve courses
  • Course approval upon return
  • Incoming student applications
  • International students in your classes
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Preparing for ISEP

  • Consider current systems with other bilateral exchange and provider programs
  • Registration and financial aid
  • Faculty: recommendation letters and course pre-approval; incoming student approval
  • Predeparture orientation for outgoing
  • Welcome packet and arrival orientation for incoming students
  • Registration, housing, meals for incoming students
  • Financial aid and transfer credit upon return