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International Student Exchange Program

ISEP Students

Welcome to the International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP) at Colorado Mesa University! CMU faculty and administration understand the value of an international study experience.

ISEP is a membership-based organization that coordinates university-level student exchanges in a network of over 300 universities in 50 countries. CMU joined the ISEP network in 2009, with students first participating in exchanges during the 2010-2011 academic year.

So, Where Will You Go?

Ready to take your education to a global level? Consider spending a semester or full year abroad, and get ready for the experience of a lifetime!  There are several ways to participate in ISEP. Learn more by attending an upcoming information session and reading details below about the various ways you can take your education international!

  • $390 application fee.
  • CMU students exchange places with students from international member universities for a semester or a year.
  • Outgoing students pay CMU tuition and fees (for 15 credit hours based on the student's tuition classification) and housing and meal costs.
  • Incoming students pay their home university's costs for tuition, fee, meals and housing.
  • Placements in some countries (i.e., United Kingdom, Malta, New Zealand, and Australia) can be very competitive and students may not receive their first choice placement.
  • It is unlikely for two CMU students to be placed together at the same host university.
  • $390 application fee (goes towards program deposit).
  • Students enroll directly in the host university and pay a program fee to ISEP, which varies depending on the program but is generally more expensive per semester than CMU.
  • The Direct Program Fee covers the costs of tuition, orientation and student services at the host university, and in some cases, meals and/or housing as well.
  • Students may be more likely to get placed at their first choice location.
  • There is usually a very good chance of placement for all qualified students, so it may be possible to study abroad with a friend.
  • Perfect for students who are not able to go abroad for a whole semester or year.
  • Check out the ISEP Website for more info.

Eligibility to Participate

To be eligible for an ISEP program students must have at least a sophomore standing and a 2.75 GPA or higher. Some programs have stricter requirements. Students interested in applying must be approved by CMU's ISEP Faculty Coordinator, Dr. Hatten. Learn more at or contact with questions.

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