The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) is a one-for-one exchange between universities in the U.S. and counterparts in 35 countries worldwide. Students pay tuition, fees, room and board to WCU and receive equivalent benefits at the host university abroad. Students enroll in transferable courses and take exams with regularly enrolled students at the host university. The only extra charges are ISEP application fees, vacation stipends, and airfare.
Currently, students can study in English at a number of universities in countries such as Canada, China, Estonia, Fiji, Hungary, Korea, Malta, The Netherlands, and Thailand. Students interested in learning French, can study in France, Canada, and Switzerland. Courses in German can be taken in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. Students can study in Spanish in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, and Costa Rica. Students can study Japanese in Japan, Chinese in China, etc.
Financial aid is available for ISEP exchange programs. The aid will cover tuition, fees, room and board, international health insurance, passport and visa costs, and the cost of travel to the host country.
ISEP requires students to purchase ISEP health insurance.
Application deadlines are January 15th and August 15th for competitive ISEP sites (Spain, France, Germany, and the Netherlands). Application deadlines for non-competitive sites can vary. Contact John Schweikart, WCU Study Abroad Advisor, for more information.