Bringing ISEP Closer to You

Connecting with Our Community

Throughout 2023, ISEP prioritized connecting with our members and affiliates to strengthen our relationships and community. We brought our team closer to the institutions we serve, welcomed team members based in their regions, increased our institutional visits, and hosted community events in the United States, Europe, and Asia. We offered virtual opportunities to connect for students, alumni, coordinators, and faculty, and hosted in-person community gatherings in Bangkok, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Rotterdam.

In 2024, we look forward to fostering deeper relationships through in-person and virtual engagement, and we plan to increase our regionally based team members to better support students and institutions.

Supporting Under-Represented Students

ISEP is committed to supporting students from all backgrounds and creating opportunities to mobilize students traditionally under-represented in study abroad.
  • ISEP doubled the number of study abroad participants from HBCUs on ISEP programs
  • Welcomed Spelman College as an ISEP affiliate
  • Hosted our first HBCU Internationalization Forum
  • Partnered with member institutions to create international mobility solutions for indigenous students

Committed to Making Study Abroad Accessible, Affordable, and Sustainable

In 2023, ISEP…
  • Announced three new ISEP Direct programs in Florence, Italy; Dublin, Ireland; and Brisbane, Australia.
  • With the help of our partners, priced 90% of ISEP Direct semester programs under $15,500.
  • Surpassed more than 400 students served through COIL coursework created through the AHEA+ISEP Academy.
  • Increased the amount of scholarship awards we funded by 32%.
  • Awarded 61% more students scholarships.
  • Ensured more than 70% of all ISEP Direct student fees stayed within the local host community, creating jobs, promoting the local culture, and building sustainable growth for the host institution.
  • Welcomed students from 147 institutions across seven countries on ISEP Direct programs.
  • Signed the CANIE Accord and committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

Download the complete 2023 Year in Review.