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There are many different opportunities to study abroad through ETSU. With the program search above, you can get a brief snapshot of each type of program and get a general idea of which one is right for you. 

For all program
s, the following apply:
  • Grades will be recorded as pass or fail.
  • Oftentimes, financial aid can be applied to program costs for your study abroad! Please consult Amy Collins ( to see if this applies to your situation.
  • You are required to take classes that count towards graduation credit. This may mean you must declare a minor or take electives.
Long Term Programs
Semester or Academic Year Abroad

Option1:  ISEP Exchange
International Student Exchange Programs, Non-Profit Organization

ETSU is a member organization of ISEP (pronounced eye-sep), which is an amazing organization with many resources! It has over 300 programs in 50 countries around the world. There are experts on every region that can help you pick the best location for you as an individual. This is a great semester/year abroad opportunity for students unsure of which university they want to attend or what country.

Finances: with ISEP semester exchange (note: not ISEP direct), you pay ETSU tuition, fees, and housing! Most forms of financial aid and scholarships apply. There are some additional costs such as airfare, program fees, and meals.

Option 2:  Bilateral Exchange
ETSU has partnernships with institutions across the world. This is a great resource if you know which university you would like to apply to, or would like to study a particular area of interest.

Finances: you pay ETSU tuition and fees, then room and board to the host institution. Most forms of financial aid and scholarships apply. There are some additional costs such as airfare, program fees, and meals.

List of Bilateral Institutions:

List of Affiliations
This means that students pay the institution directly, but have an ETSU discount.

Option 3:  Direct Enrollment through ETSU Affiliated Organizations
Direct enrollment means you pay the institution directly. The programs below are ETSU affiliate providers. This means that ETSU approves of the programs, is a member, and that ETSU students receive a discount.
Short-Term Programs
10 - 60 Days
Summer and Winter "J" Terms
Option 1:  ETSU Faculty Led
There are several faculty members at ETSU who offer classes abroad during the summer and winter terms. If you decide to participate in a faculty-led program, you will be traveling with ETSU faculty and students. Sessions are from 10 days up to 2 months.

Option 2:  TnCIS
Tennessee Consortium for International Studies

TnCIS (pronounced ten-sis) is a program developed by the state to help Tennessee students study abroad. It is a consortium of colleges across the state. A faculty member from a college in the state of Tennessee teaches a class, exclusively for Tennessee students, in another country. Many classes can satisfy general education course credits for graduation. Each September, TnCIS releases a list of classes that count as credit at ETSU.

Finances: because this is a state-wide initiative proposed by the government, it is a very financially feasible program! Tuition is waived!

Option 3:  Direct Enrollment
Direct enrollment means you pay the institution directly. There are ETSU Affiliated Organizations, and organizations that are not affiliated with ETSU.
ETSU Affiliated Organizations
These programs are highly reputable and endorsed by ETSU. They provide ETSU students with a discount.

Organizations/Programs Not Affiliated with ETSU
Know of a program that is not on the list or affiliated with ETSU? We may still be able to endorse your study abroad venture. Mention this at your advising appointment and we will discuss your options!
When is each program offered?
  Cost  Fall   Spring   Summer/
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