Access to a global community of accredited higher education institutions

One agreement with ISEP gives you access to all of our 300+ member institutions without the need to maintain each individual relationship. All ISEP host institutions go through a detailed application process to ensure the highest level of program quality and student support. In addition, ISEP members can access professional development and networking opportunities through ISEP events, coordinator trainings and study tours.

Increased staffing and on-site host institution support for students

ISEP’s dedicated team will help your institution reach your internationalization goals and assist your students throughout the study abroad process. Host institution coordinators conduct orientation, ensure housing and meals are provided and facilitate student registration and integration into their host institutions.

Immersive and affordable programs

ISEP offers an impressive array of programs among a global community of more than 300 universities and colleges in over 50 countries. With ISEP, students can participate in semester-long, full-year, or summer study abroad programs. ISEP membership also offers your students access to internships, service-learning, community engagement and volunteering opportunities.

Vast academic opportunities

ISEP students are not limited by their field of study because placements are available in virtually all academic disciplines. Our team provides expert advising on programs with a focus on curriculum integration and facilitates the exchange of academic information and transcripts between host universities, home universities and students.

Reduced financial barriers

As a non-profit organization, our first job is to break down financial and academic barriers to make study abroad accessible and affordable for all. With ISEP Exchange programs, students can go abroad at their home university’s tuition, room and board costs, including any scholarships, grants or financial aid they receive, while a student from an international university takes their place. Our ISEP Direct programs are often the best value available, offering lower costs than other options, guaranteed placement at the host university of choice and a thoughtfully customized experience. ISEP also offers scholarships to help students overcome the financial circumstances limiting access to study abroad.

Emergency preparedness and response

Student health and safety is our number one priority. As the world faces increased instability, we know how important it is to be prepared in case of an emergency. Every member institution adheres to rigorous membership standards and training designed to ensure student health, safety and well-being.

Home campus diversity

Incoming exchange students bring cultural and linguistic diversity, representing international perspectives on your campus and in your classrooms. To help further achieve this goal, our organization sponsors the J-1 exchange visitor program for all ISEP students studying in the United States.

Consistency in enrollment numbers and tuition

Using our revenue neutral model, we carefully manage your exchange enrollment to avoid imbalances.

School of Record Relationship

ISEP partners with the University of Minnesota (UMN) to offer transcript evaluation services and to issue academic credit for ISEP Direct programs. UMN has been accredited continuously since 1913 by the Higher Learning Commission and is a highly ranked public research institution that offers 150 undergraduate majors and 130 research-based graduate programs in the humanities, law, agriculture, engineering medicine, art, and science. UMN has extensive experience providing grade conversions for international grading scales.

Complimentary Membership and Exclusive Benefits with the American Higher Education Alliance (AHEA)

Faculty and administrators at ISEP institutions can join the American Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) for professional development, networking, research partnerships, international engagement, and a collaborative learning management system for COIL-inspired courses. AHEA is a non-profit organization that offers faculty and universities around the world the opportunity to connect and collaborate through their InspirED™ Platform. The platform enables faculty to find colleagues with similar research and teaching interests to expand their international research and partnerships. It also offers a platform to create and host virtual courses, allowing students to gain a diverse educational experience and achieve a global perspective while working towards their degree or certificate.

Faculty and administrators at ISEP institutions receive complimentary membership and exclusive benefits through AHEA. Learn more.

Discounted Membership and Exclusive Events with The Forum on Education Abroad

To provide increased value for our community, ISEP has partnered with The Forum on Education Abroad (the Forum), a non-profit association for education abroad professionals. It offers resources, trainings, workshops, conferences, networking, credentials, and certification for the field. ISEP members who are new to the Forum can receive a discount on their first year of Forum membership. Additional discounts are available for conference attendance, sponsorships, exhibitors, and events exclusive to the ISEP community. Please speak to your University Relations Manager for more information.