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ISEP Direct
ISEP Direct is a Non-Profit Organization that connects students with over 300 universities in more than 50 countries around the world, and they have already sent over 56,000 students out on Study Abroad programs.  

*Please note that ISEP Direct is Different from the ISEP Exchange program, which you can learn more about here

How to apply to ISEP Direct via Bucs Abroad:

Step 1:  Sign up for an interest session here

Step 2:  Apply on Bucs Abroad for permission to study abroad.  Make sure you apply before the deadline. Check Deadlines here.
ISEP Direct in Africa
ISEP Direct in Asia
ISEP Direct in Canada
ISEP Direct in Latin America and/or Spain
ISEP Direct in Europe 
ISEP Direct in Oceania
ISEP Direct in the Middle East

Step 3:  Apply on the ISEP Website here
 Fee Table Per Semester
*Fees are subject to change
ISEP Direct Costs
Other Costs
Pay the Following:
  • Program Fees.  Check here for a list of programs and their cost breakdowns
Definite Costs:
  • Airfare
  • In-country transportation (e.g. train, taxi)
Potential Costs (Vary by Country):
  • Student Visa Fees 
  • If applicable: travel costs, for countries that require students to obtain a student visa at a consulate (usually in DC or Atlanta)
  • If applying to a school in Spain: TN residents must travel to Houston, TX to obtain a student visa. NC and VA residents can travel to Washington, DC.
Miscellaneous Costs:
  • Bed sheets
  • Towels
  • Cookware
  • Souvenirs
  • Other
 Costs to Deduct from the Price
*Deductions are unique to the individual. Please consult Amy Collins at for more information.
Financial Aid & Scholarships

Private Scholarships
Pell Grant (if eligible)

Roan Scholars Scholarship (if eligible)

Tennessee Lottery Scholarship (if eligible)

Other Financial Aid & Scholarships: $0 - Full Ride
  • Most financial aid & scholarships can be applied during a semester abroad. Please consult the ETSU International Financial Aid Advisor, Amy Collins (, for more information
ETSU International Education Scholarship: $0 - ~$4,000
  • Please note: students are not guaranteed a scholarship and must follow all instructions in order to be eligible.
ISEP Scholarships Private Scholarships