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
    • $5,912.50 per semester (as of the 2018-2019 academic year)
  • The cost estimate above includes only what you pay to CMU
  • It does not include the ISEP $100 application fee, the ISEP $325 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 1 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
  • $325 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 1 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
  • $325 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