ISEP Launches New Direct Programs in Florence, Dublin, and Brisbane

August 24, 2023

ISEP Study Abroad is delighted to announce that we are expanding our ISEP Direct semester programs to include Dublin, Florence, and Brisbane. These new program options are part of our ongoing work to create access to study abroad by offering affordable programs in popular student destinations with excellent academic options and high-quality student support. All three programs will be available beginning Fall 2024.

Study in Florence - Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Florence University of the Arts – The American University of Florence has pioneered an experiential learning model focused on building knowledge and competence through experience, integration, and engagement with the local community. The FUA-AUF campus, home to more than 3,000 students from around the world, offers specialized learning facilities, including a digital media lab, painting studio, business digital lab, dark room, mixed media studio, and culinary classrooms. ISEP students will enjoy small classes (an average of 12 students per class), and most classes are taught by full-time faculty. The Student Life Department coordinates housing, cultural activities, and trips to nearby destinations. Recommended academic fields include studio art, journalism, social sciences, fashion studies, Italian language, and hospitality management.

Study in Dublin - Dublin City University

Dublin City University is renowned for its hands-on STEM and AACSB-accredited business courses and is recognized as the world’s first Autism Friendly University. DCU offers extensive coursework for study abroad students in hard-to-find subjects, including nursing, sports science, education, biotechnology, chemistry, area studies, math, engineering, and physical science. Known for high-quality student support, DCU provides counseling and workshops for students with mental health concerns, extra learning support for students who need assistance (especially for neurodivergence), and guidance for students with disabilities. Students will live in single rooms in shared suites walking distance to the Glasnevin campus. and can engage with the city’s lively music scene, captivating landscapes, and unique charm of daily life in Ireland.

Study in Brisbane - Australian Catholic University

ACU Brisbane is a welcoming student community located north of the city center. Students will enjoy state-of-the-art facilities while contributing to a sustainable future at this carbon-neutral university. Brisbane’s relaxed lifestyle, nearby beaches, and vibrant arts scene are easy to explore via public transportation. ACU Brisbane offers coursework in criminology, education, social work, health sciences, business, and more. ISEP students can also delve further into the community through the credit-bearing Community Engagement Program, a service-learning experience which offers study abroad students a unique opportunity to get involved in Australian society through a community placement and reflective coursework.

For more information on ISEP’s newest programs, please contact Melody Stratton at