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Semester Programs

Long Term Programs
Semester or Academic Year Abroad

Option 1:  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 room & board! Most forms of financial aid and scholarships apply as usual.

Option 2:  Bilateral Exchange
ETSU has partnernships with institutions across the world (click here for a list). 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, health insurance, and meals. Please view the Get Started page for more information on how to set up an appointment.

Option 3:  Direct Enrollment
Direct enrollment means you pay the institution directly. The benefit of direct enrollment is that you have more control over what university you will attend, since it does not rely on an even exchange of students. There are two types of direct enrollment: ETSU Affiliated Organizations/universities (where you receive an ETSU discount of approximately $500), and organizations that are not affiliated with ETSU.

Finances: with direct programs, you do not pay ETSU tuition and fees, since you are directly enrolling at another university/program. This also means that courses typically do not count as graduation credit at ETSU (though they may!). Direct programs average $8,000-$15,000 per semester. Please consult Amy Collins in Financial Aid to verify what your particular form of financial aid and scholarships will cover the program.



Application Deadlines
Academic Year
2019 - 2020

Fall 2019
Academic Year 2019 - 2020
ISEP January 15, 2019 August 15, 2019
Bilateral February 5, 2019 September 5, 2019
Direct January 15, 2019 August 15, 2019


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