ISEP

Have you ever dreamed of going to study in the USA but don’t know how to go about it?

You might consider ISEP (International Student Exchange Programmes) which gives you the opportunity to swap places with an American student: you take their place at a university in the United States and they take yours in France!
More importantly, although this programme originated in America, it is not limited to the United States.
 

ISEP : International Student Exchange Programs

Aims 
The aim of ISEP is to promote learning through cultural and academic diversity within universities worldwide. It is for this reason that ISEP has developed educational exchange programmes. Each year, ISEP improves infrastructure and campus facilities to provide a better environment for students.

ISEP covers 300 universities, bringing together 50 countries worldwide. ISEP offers two exchange programmes

  • a reciprocal exchange between two universities. Each student changes places with another student from a partner university. Each participant pays their own university a fee to cover food and accommodation costs for the foreign student who takes their place.
  • an international study programme within ISEP member institutions.

ISEP does not award an American qualification but you can have the credits obtained during your stay validated by your home university on your return.

Who is it for?
Any undergraduate student on a Bachelor or Master course (equivalent to the first university cycle in France) may take part in an ISEP exchange programme. The only condition is that their home institution must be part of the ISEP program.

How long does it last?
It can last from one semester to two years. 

Comment ?
First of all, visit the ISEP Website.
Make sure your institution is a member of ISEP. If this is the case, get in touch with the ISEP coordinator. Decide what you want to do, select around ten options and discuss them with the coordinator who will explain how to apply for the programme.

Date of publication May 3 2012

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