International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)

delaney-rome.jpgThrough ISEP, a membership-based study abroad organization, CMU students have the opportunity to study abroad at 150 universities in 52 different countries. CMU has been a member of ISEP since 2010.


ISEP offers multiple study abroad options including Direct, Exchange, Summer, and Internships. Learn more about each program and their deadlines in the drop-down boxes below.

 

To be eligible to study abroad through ISEP you must:
  • Be currently enrolled full-time at CMU
  • Have completed 2 semesters (a minimum of 24 credits) by the time you study abroad
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
    • Note: Some of the foreign universities require a 3.0 GPA and/or a junior standing

ISEP offers Exchange and Direct options:

On the Exchange option:

  • Pay CMU tuition/fees at your current rate (in state, out-of-state, or WUE/Mountains and Plains).
  • Pay CMU room and board, a double room in Grand Mesa with meal plan A
    • $6,034 per semester (as of the 2019-2020 academic year)
  • The cost estimate above includes only what you pay to CMU
  • It does not include the ISEP $100 application fee, the ISEP $375 placement fee (once you accept your placement), cost of airline tickets, any visa-related costs, travel within country, entertainment/personal expenses while abroad, books and supplies, and the ISEP health insurance (approximately $87 per month).

Exchange deadlines are:

February 15 for studying abroad the following Fall Semester

September 15 for studying abroad the following Spring Semester

 

Exchange Program Details: 

  • Go to ISEP's website to explore the many locations around the world!
  • With the Exchange option, outgoing students pay CMU tuition and fees, housing, and meal costs. This includes:
  • Scholarships and financial aid:
    • CMU merit scholarships can be used for one semester
    • Financial aid may be used for two semesters
    • For outside or private scholarships, contact the donor or organization directly
  • Placement chances vary per location, therefore students going abroad through Exchange may not get their first choice, flexibility is important! Learn more about the chances of placement.
  • $100 non-refundable ISEP application fee
  • $375 non-refundable ISEP placement fee at the time of placement acceptance at the foreign university
  • Students pay for visa (if applicable) and travel arrangements
  • Learn more about the Exchange Placement

Direct deadlines are more flexible, but the priority deadlines are

February 15 for studying abroad the following Fall Semester
September 15 for studying abroad the following Spring Semester

Direct Program Details: 

  • Students pay a program fee, including tuition and fees, to ISEP. The cost varies depending on the program. 
  • The Direct Program Fee covers the costs of tuition, orientation and student services at the host university. In some cases, it may cover meals and/or housing as well.
    • Unlike Exchange, CMU merit scholarships cannot be used
    • Financial aid may be used for up to two semesters
    • For outside or private scholarships, contact the donor or organization directly
  • Students are guaranteed to study at the university of their choice, as long as they meet the minimum academic requirements
  • This is a great option for students wishing to study abroad with a friend or at a specific location
  • $100 non-refundable ISEP application fee
  • $375 non-refundable ISEP placement fee at the time of placement acceptance
  • Students pay for visa (if applicable) and travel arrangements
  • Learn more about the Direct Placement.
The priority deadline for Summer begins February 15th, but are more flexible than Exchange deadlines
  • Summer study abroad programs are a great way to travel, experience another culture and earn academic credit in a shorter period of time than a full semester
  • Students pay ISEP directly, similar to the Direct option
    • These costs vary per program and placement
  • Students pay for visa (if applicable) and travel arrangements
  • Great option for students with rigorous academic schedules
  • Learn more about the Summer Placement
  • ISEP also offers internships abroad
  • Spend a summer or a full semester interning abroad
  • Choose from 11 cities across 9 countries