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There are many different opportunities to study abroad through ETSU. Below, you can get a brief snapshot of each type of program and begin to decide which one is right for you. 

ISEP
ISEP is a membership organization of more than 230 higher education institutions around the world, including ETSU, that is committed to the international exchange of students.
ISEP is dedicated to the principle that a period of study abroad ought to be available and affordable to all students regardless of social and economic background. 
ISEP participants pay all program costs (tuition, fees, room and board at ETSU).

 

If you decide to go through ISEP, keep in mind the following:
You will need to apply online at 2 different places:
a. ISEP website: www.isep.org
- You will be able to choose up to 10 universities
b. our website
- Please, list your 1st choice

Bilateral Exchange
Studying abroad under bilateral exchange programs is designed to provide you the opportunity to attend a college or university in another country without having to pay for the high cost of tuition for an overseas institution. You will pay tuition and fees at ETSU; room and board are the financial responsibility of the student and should be paid to the host institution.
ETSU students who participate in study abroad at our exchange universities remain as degree-seeking, registered students at ETSU. Any financial aid that is normally available may be applied to the exchange obligations. Because study abroad is an officially approved program of the university, all courses with their respective credit hours will be recorded on the ETSU transcript as transfer credits. Grades will be recorded as pass or fail. Some institutions require fluency in the country's native language.
Students are eligible to apply for a single semester, or a full year of study abroad. With some of our partner institutions, however, the maximum time allowed is a semester.



List of Bilateral Institutions:

China, Peoples Republic of
North China University of Technology
Shandong Normal University


France
AMOS Sport Business School
Blaise Pascal University
ESC Rennes School of Business

Germany
University of Rostock

Ireland
University of Limerick (closed until further notice) 
 
Japan
Chuo University
Kansai Gaidai University
Ryukoku University

Korea
Ewha Womans University
Keimyung University - Daegu

Netherlands
Hanze University

Norway
University of Agder

Russia
Ulyanovsk State University

United Kingdom
University of Huddersfield
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (reserved for Bluegrass Performance Majors only)


Direct
ETSU is affiliated with the following Study Abroad Program Providers:
  • Academic Programs International (API): API is an educational organization dedicated to providing challenging and enriching study abroad summer and semester programs
  • Arcadia: is a provider that has been sending students abroad for over 60 years. there are over 100 different programs available in 13 countries.
  • CIS Abroad: Offers a wide variety of affordable summer and semester opportunities. 70% of all students that participate in a CIS Abroad program receive a scholarship or a grant.
  • EuroScholars: is a unique study abroad program for advanced students whereby students can conduct research at a high caliber institution while taking a language and culture class. This is a great opportunity for students who are looking to do research abroad.
  • ISA: provides high quality education abroad opportunities to American and Canadian college students at an affordable price.
  • Panrimo: offers customized programs giving student choices in both services and price.
  • SACI: Studio Art Centers International Florence offers a wide range of art and design studio classes in Florence, Italy.
  • SAI: provides "academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility." They concentrate their programs in Europe. They also offer additional scholarships for Pell Grant recipients.
  • ASA: smaller programs allow for more personalized attention and service. It also helps establish deeper connections and allows for an easier integration to the local culture.
ETSU at John Cabot University, earn ETSU credit in Rome - More information at ETSU - John Cabot University

If you decide to go DIRECT, keep in mind the following:
You will need to apply online at 2 different places:
a. Through the provider's website
b. our website
 
Faculty Led
There are several faculty members who offer classes abroad during the summer time. If you decide to participate in a faculty-led program, you will be traveling with ETSU faculty and students.
Summer 2018 courses will be updated September 2017


TnCIS
TnCIS (Tennessee Consortium For International Studies) represents nineteen colleges and universities devoted to making international education and cultural understanding a central goal of higher education throughout the state of Tennessee. Students that participate in a TnCIS summer program will be taught by a professor from a Tennessee institution and take classes with other Tennessee students. An advantage to participating in a TnCIS summer program is that tuition costs are waived. 

Please click on the link below to see the list of classes ETSU has pre-approved for TnCIS credit transfer. Not all programs and classes on the TnCIS website have been approved for credit transfer by ETSU. Therefore, it is very important to look at the ETSU pre-approved TnCIS classes below before applying for a summer program through the TnCIS website: https://www.tncis.org/

 
When is each program offered?
 
  Cost  Fall   Spring   Summer   Year 
ISEP Tuition, Room & Board to ETSU X X X X
BILATERAL Tuition to ETSU, Room & Board to host institution X X   X
DIRECT Tuition, Room & Board to host institution X X X X
FACULTY-LED Program cost to ETSU     X  
TNCIS Program cost to TnCIS     X