ISEP Study Abroad Catalog for U.S. Students (2014-2015)
STUDY ABROAD: 2014-2015 STUDY ABROAD WHO ARE WE? ISEP believes in you, your opportunity to study abroad, and your potential to grow into a global citizen. That’s why since 1979, we’ve sent more than 46,000 students on transformative, eye-opening study abroad journeys. As a non-profit membership organization, our global network of more than 340 universities allows us to provide affordable, immersive study abroad experiences to students all over the world. Our rigorous membership standards ensure that each ISEP student receives a high-quality, supportive experience from each of our member institutions (all of whom are trained on ISEP processes) — all while you discover your host country, the world, and yourself. ISEP takes you outside the box and inside the culture. WESTERN EUROPE Pgs. 40-43 NORTH AMERICA Pgs. 24-27 EASTERN EUROPE Pgs. 28-31 NORTHERN EUROPE Pgs. 32-35 SOUTHEAST ASIA + OCEANIA Pgs. 16-19 SOUTHERN EUROPE Pgs. 36-39 EAST ASIA + INDIA Pgs. 12-15 CENTRAL + SOUTH AMERICA Pgs. 20-23 AFRICA + MIDDLE EAST Pgs. 8-11 TABLE OF CONTENTS Summer Programs 44-46 Why ISEP? 3 Sites for Sophomores ISEP Timeline 4 ISEP Direct Programs and Costs 48-49 Connect with Us 5 Language Advising Guide 50-53 Which Program is Right for Me? 6 U.S. ISEP Members 54 Support from ISEP 7 International ISEP Members 55 Programs by Region 8-43 Fields of Study Guide 47 insert Photo: “I took this picture in one of the three cirques of the island, Mafate — the most unique out of the three cirques because it is only accessible by foot or by helicopter. The nature is preserved as no cars are able to intrude. My friends and I hiked for hours to reach the village of Roche Plate where this picture was taken. In real life, you have the illusion that the mountains are moving.” - Student photo by Crystal Nakay, Université de la Réunion, La Réunion WHY ISEP? WHAT YOU GET: Live Like a Local. Take classes with locals, eat with locals, speak with locals, like a local. We think what you do outside of the classroom is crucial to your personal growth! Learn While You’re at It. ISEP has programs in many language levels, fields of study, and research areas. Study the world from a new perspective — inside and outside the classroom. You Can Afford It. Our Exchange option means that you can pay your home tuition, room, and board instead of the host university costs. Our Direct option features some of the lowest program fees around — for some destinations, possibly lower than your current tuition! Choose What’s Best for You. With more than 200 programs outside of the United States across more than 50 countries and five continents, there’s a program that fits your interests and academic requirements (and your budget, too). An on-site ISEP coordinator: someone is there to help you get settled and answer your questions throughout your stay. Full immersion in the local academic culture: participate in regular university classes taught by local professors with students from the host culture. Learn like a local. Community engagement: volunteer, service learning, and internship opportunities allow you to connect with your host culture on a deeper level. Access to campus facilities: internet, student cafeterias, libraries, academic advising, support services, and more — just like a local student. A comprehensive orientation: familiarize yourself with your new campus, learn how to register for classes, and get insight on how to adjust to the different academic structure. What’s the difference between an Exchange and Direct Program? TYPES OF ISEP PROGRAMS: All of our programs, both Exchange and Direct, feature the fun stuff described above, but there are slight differences that may make one a better choice for you. The Exchange and Direct options you’ll see referenced throughout this catalog refer to two specific components of those programs: 1. Where you go: Direct programs allow you to attend your first-choice study abroad university, provided you meet all requirements (wahoo!). Exchange means that when you leave your home campus, another student from a different ISEP university fills your spot. Because of this, the university at which you’d like to study abroad has to have enough space (that is, enough students leaving to study abroad elsewhere) for you to take the available spot. This is why Exchange students can get any one of their selected choices (ISEP staff always consider all of your requested universities and course requirements). 2. How you pay: As a non-profit organization, ISEP is dedicated to providing affordable study abroad. ISEP Direct programs allow you to pay discounted tuition rates and in some cases, customize your housing and meal plan options (go to pages 48-49 for the full list of prices). Most programs allow you to use your financial aid. Don’t forget to check out page 7 for information on scholarships. Exchange programs let you pay your home tuition, room, and board. All forms of financial aid (except for workstudy grants) can be applied to the program. The best part? Choosing the Exchange option means that another student from a different country receives the opportunity to come study at your home university — making this a truly global learning experience. “You can find Aborigines making music with didgeridoos in downtown Sydney; they’re really pleasurable to interact with and it’s interesting to see how they preserve their culture through music!” - Student photo by Melody Rueangrung, Macquarie University, Australia 3 ISEP Timeline — How to Study Abroad with ISEP So you want to study abroad with ISEP, but you don’t know where to start? Use this handy timeline to guide you through the process! Do your research: 9-12 months before departure Meet with your ISEP Coordinator at your home university. Talk with him or her about where you’d like to study abroad, any academic requirements you might have, or any budgetary considerations (remember to ask about financial aid!). Your coordinator can help answer any questions and guide you through our website, www.isep.org. Remember to check out the student perspective, too — feel free to email ISEP Student Ambassadors with questions about their experiences to help inform your decisions! You can access a full list on our blog at http://goo.gl/XONWE. Apply: 7-8 months before departure You’ve selected your schools, considered their program options, and now you’re ready to complete the application (which you can access on the ISEP website). It can seem like a lot, but don’t worry! You can ask your home coordinator if you have any questions, or contact ISEP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Try to plan ahead for the application priority deadlines: September 1st for programs beginning in January, February, or March and February 15th for programs that start in July, August, or September. Need more time? Many Exchange and Direct programs have later deadlines — see all deadlines on www.isep.org. Wait patiently (or at least try!): 4-6 months before departure We are just as excited as you are for your study abroad adventure! Now that you’ve submitted your application to ISEP Central in Arlington, Virginia, program staff will read through and evaluate your materials to find you the perfect fit. It might take a little while, so hang tight. That’s because we carefully consider every single student’s application to find a host university that most closely matches his or her academic and personal needs. Prepare to leave: 1-4 months before departure You’ve been placed — congrats! Now it’s time to get ready to go. Remember to take care of everything outlined in your acceptance packet from ISEP and the welcome packet from your host institution. Have you applied for your visa? Booked your flight? If your program does not include housing and meals (most do), make sure you make all necessary arrangements before you leave. In the meantime, apply for or renew your passport to ensure it’s valid during the duration of your program. Arrive at your host institution : 2-10 days before classes begin (check program start date) Time to settle in! Meet with your host ISEP coordinator and other international students during orientation. Your host coordinator will help you register for classes and can assist with any other questions you may have throughout your program. Live (and learn) like a local: duration of your program Explore! Discover! Learn! Take ownership of your education abroad experience. “This was the piadina deliveryman, Piero, who became a dear friend and was teaching me how to ride a Vespa, one the things on my bucket list for studying abroad!” - Photo Contest winner Kellie Quinn (right) while studying at Università degli Studi di Pavia in Italy Return home — after your studies and travels 4 Your time studying abroad is officially over, but the thrill of international travel and excitement of intercultural discovery doesn’t have to end here! Check out how you can inspire others to study abroad and connect with other ISEP alumni just like you on page 5. ekit Phones + Sim cards FLY AWAY WITH STA TRAVEL ISE STUDENT DISCOUNT CARDS Stay in touch with everyone back home and connect with friends abroad with an international smartphone or SIM card. Give eKit a call at 1.888.513.8804 or visit www.isep.ekit.com to save money on calls, messaging, and data access from abroad (use ISEP’s code MOBSTX4 to receive a discount). Looking for student airfare? STA Don’t pass up the opportunity to Travel offers prices and flexible tickets exclusively for students. Contact them through our special email address, email@example.com, or call 1.866.557.8529. Book your flight with them and get a chance to win a $500 STA Travel Scholarship! receive student discounts while traveling abroad. ISE cards are internationally recognized to provide over 100,000 discounts worldwide — you could even get reimbursed for your health insurance deductible. Get yours with a free picture ID at www.isecard.com/isep. Application tips Application Checklist • Are you eligible? Make sure you’ve completed at least one year of university coursework before you leave, have at least a 2.75 GPA, and that you meet any other requirements set by your home university. o Access the application on www.isep.org • Speak with your academic advisor to get all necessary course approvals. o Ask for an academic reference • Be flexible — have a backup plan if you can’t get the classes you want. o If applicable, complete a language evaluation • Does the host university you want to go to have any special application instructions? Doublecheck on the ISEP website! o Write your essay o Research the courses offered at the universities you’d like to go to o Check the priority deadline for your program o Get your hands on an official transcript o Pay your $390 program fee/deposit o Submit your application to your home coordinator CONNECT WITH us @ISEPSTUDYABROAD FACEBOOK Join the “ISEP - International Student Exchange Programs” Group to connect with ISEP students past and present, and get firsthand advice on all things ISEP. Like “ISEP Study Abroad” for updates, student photos and stories, and contests. TWITTER Follow @ISEPStudyAbroad and join the conversation using #ISEPStudyAbroad. PINTEREST Discover travel tips, inspiration, and recipes on “ISEP Study Abroad” Pinterest boards. INSTAGRAM Follow @ISEPStudyAbroad, and view/tag photos with #ISEPStudyAbroad. ISEP BLOG ON WORDPRESS Read and submit your own blog posts to the “ISEP Student Stories” series on our blog, isepstudyabroad.wordpress.com. PHOTO CONTEST At the end of each semester, submit your photos to the ISEP Student Photo Contest for chances to win prizes and share your study abroad stories. (This catalog is full of photos from past Photo Contests!) 5 WHICH PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR ME? With more than 200 different programs across more than 50 countries and five continents, you might be wondering where to even begin. ISEP staff and your home coordinator are available to guide your program selection. To help you narrow down the options, we’ve compiled a list of some common student requests and ISEP staff suggestions: “I want a flexible program that lets me choose my own courses and plan my own trips.” Here at ISEP, we believe in full immersion. That means letting our students take regular classes with local students, taught by professors who work at the host university. We know you are capable of making your own decisions, which is why we let you shape the study abroad experience you want to have. Most of our programs give you the level of independence that allows you to mold your international journey and maximize your learning. Where will you go? Start browsing on page 8. “I want to make an impact in my host community.” Itching to do some good? ISEP’s Global Engagement Programs give you the opportunity to volunteer in the local community. Included in program fees are an on-site resident director and organized excursions. Read more about our programs in Ghana and Costa Rica on pages 10 and 22. You can also check if a university offers volunteer opportunities on the charts in each regional section of this catalog. “I want to go, but I don’t have time to study abroad.” If you have a busy course load, you might worry about fitting study abroad into your academic schedule. That’s where summer programs come in! Study a language, complete a research project, or volunteer during your summer break. Added bonus? ISEP summer programs are affordable! Check out our diverse range of summer programs on page 44. “Help! I want to study abroad but I don’t speak a foreign language (yet).” No worries! Over 80 ISEP Members offer programs with instruction in English. Many of these programs are offered in countries where English is not the native language, so you can still experience communicating in a new language all while following your coursework in English. Check out all available programs in English in the fold-out chart located in the center of this catalog. “I definitely want to study abroad in this particular country. I won’t consider anything else!” If you’re keen on frolicking through the hills of Austria, mastering tango in Argentina, or cuddling up to koalas in Australia — no ifs, ands, or buts — consider choosing the Direct program option. Direct students go to their first-choice university, provided they meet all application requirements! The same goes if you’re hoping to study with a friend; agreeing on a Direct program is the best way to study abroad together. “I can’t make up my mind about where to study abroad, and I’m open to several options.” Feeling torn about your study abroad prospects? List up to ten (ten!) potential host universities on your application. We read through every application thoroughly — seriously, every single one — and place each student at the institution we believe will provide the best fit based on academic requirements and personal interests. Photo: “The Toowoomba sky at night, taken just across the way from my dorm hall. With exposure settings and a tripod, my friend and I were able to take this shot of the stars and constellations seen in Australia.” - Student photo by Courtney Gagne, University of Southern Queensland, Australia 6 We think the best learning happens when you can exert your independence and make your own choices — but that doesn’t mean we’re going to leave you hangin’! On the contrary, ISEP provides students the necessary support to make the most of a meaningful education abroad experience. ISEP Central: • Maintains a 24-hour emergency line • Provides visa support • Offers a quality health insurance program • Liaises between home and host universities • Matches you with institutions that can accommodate your special needs SUPPORT FROM ISEP Your Home Coordinator: • Discusses your study abroad goals • Answers program related questions • Approves and submits your application • Provides a pre-departure orientation • Receives your final transcript and facilitates transfer credit Your Host Coordinator: • Provides an on-site orientation • Helps you select and enroll in classes • Ensures that housing and meals meet ISEP’s standards • Answers any questions throughout your stay Financial Support Studying abroad is an investment in your future. It helps to have a little financial support. For more information about scholarships, please visit www.isep.org/scholarships. ISEP scholarships based on language and location: ISEP Member or other organizational scholarships: • Annette Kade: Studying French or German? Apply for the Annette Kade Scholarship and you could receive up to a $1,000 grant to study one of these two languages. • Kansai Gaidai Merit Scholarship: Got grades? You could get money, too! Available to students going to Kansai Gaidai University on ISEP Direct, this scholarship rewards students who maintain a 3.0+ GPA throughout their stay in Japan. “I simply would not have been able to afford the elevated costs of making it to such a remote location (Reunion Island) without the financial help of the Annette Kade Scholarship; I learned infinitely more than I would have if I had stayed in a less exotic place.” - Astra Lincoln, Willamette University • Massey University: Dead-set on studying in New Zealand? Apply for ISEP’s Direct Program at Massey University and you could receive up to $1,000. • La Trobe University Ambassador Scholarship: Students participating in the Direct Program at this Australian university can apply for the AUD$1,000 scholarship. • The Gilman International Scholarship Program: Studying on a Pell Grant? Apply for this scholarship and receive up to $5,000 in funding. STA Travel Fund Scholarship Drawing Plane tickets (and travel in general) can get expensive. STA Travel can help you manage your travel costs! When you purchase a ticket through STA Travel using our special email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, you could receive up to $500 to go toward your airfare. You can also book by calling 1.866.557.8529. Money Matters Remember that when abroad, you will be responsible for more than just your tuition, housing, and meals. Make sure to budget for: • • • • Fees for your passport or visa Required ISEP health insurance Immunizations or health screenings (for some locations) Books, school supplies, and other personal expenses • Air-fare and in-country travel to host site and other excursions • Refundable housing deposits 7 AFRICA + MIDDLE EAST Could there be a more diverse continental landscape than in Africa? Or more assorted cultures living in one region than in the Middle East? Travel from the wild game reserves of Botswana to the Ghanaian waterfalls, to the the pristine coast on the island of La Réunion to the skyline of Johannesburg, South Africa, where each awe-inspiring vista will be oneof-a-kind. In Morocco, you’ll feel like family amongst friends as you experience a culture with Spanish, French, and Arab influences. Travel east and navigate through the United Arab Emirates’ museums, souks, and Islamic heritage areas — using your English or testing out your Arabic. Photo: “The late afternoon sun casts long shadows against the sand dunes as we ride camels out into the Sahara desert on the far eastern side of Morocco close to the Algerian border.” - Student photo by Seth Gehring, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco BOTSWANA FRANCE - LA REUNION GHANA MOROCCO SOUTH AFRICA UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Photo credit (top left to right): Renee Danielle Harris, Botswana; Renee Farwell, Ghana (bottom left to right): Renee McLane, South Africa; Mei Ling Chen, United Arab Emirates MOROCCO Get a lesson outside the classroom — explore Botswana’s natural surroundings! “A trip to see Botswana’s natural heritage was organized by the International Office. We were lucky enough to see the stunning wildlife: lions, elephants and giraffes, as well as the flora of the area, including a giant Baobab Tree!” “I loved the Arabic professors, they were extremely approachable and helpful. People were so inclusive and generous. I’ll always remember while getting a sandwich from a man on the street, I saw him making them for those who couldn’t afford it.” - Renee Danielle Harris, La Trobe University - Elizabeth Higgins-Gabriels, Agnes Scott College SOUTH AFRICA “I went to La Réunion to study French and the French Creole language and culture that are unique to the island. And what I got was a taste of bits and pieces of the world. I found my adventure inside and outside of the classroom.” “After my time in South Africa, I am sure that service learning clearly promotes civic responsibility. Taking action in a community encourages people to be accountable in the world that we live in. My service experience gave me the chance to take responsibility for myself, learn and grow.” - Elizabeth McQueen, Nebraska Wesleyan University - Nicole Bearce, California State University East Bay GHANA UNITED ARAB EMIRATES “I love how friendly Ghanaians are and how willing they are to help and share. I loved my housing and enjoyed having a Ghanaian roommate. We had a lot of international students mixed with the local students. There was a great sense of community amongst everyone.” “The campus lit up during the annual Global Days, a celebration of the over 80 nationalities represented at the university, complete with singing and dancing, as well as booths offering food from the represented nationalities. It is popular for both students and the surrounding community.” - Grace Kozak, Ball State University - Mei Ling Chen, Louisiana State University FRANCE - LA REUNION • Find a French speaker’s paradise on the island of La Réunion. It’s also an ideal spot for teachersto-be to learn and get practice tutoring — while getting paid! • Customize your education abroad — complete independent study coursework with the supervision of a Ghanaian professor. • You’ll find graduate classes galore, from Sustainable Energy Management to International Studies and Diplomacy, at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco. OUTSIDE THE BOX BOTSWANA • Lend a hand locally, and make an impact globally with Botswana based NGOs: support environmental issues, human rights, economic development, or youth based organizations. 9 4 MOROCCO 6 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES GHANA 3 BOTSWANA 2 1 study AND Volunteer in Ghana Looking for a meaningful study abroad experience? Participate in the Global Engagement Program (GEP) at the University of Ghana and connect with the culture on a deeper level. Program participants volunteer within the community while simultaneously taking classes at the University of Ghana. As GEP student Jordan Smith said: “I intern at an orphanage in East Lagone and I’m getting credit for it. It’s been the best three credits I’ve earned in Ghana and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.” FRANCE LA REUNION 5 Study French in La REunion SOUTH AFRICA Want to study French somewhere off the beaten path? You’ll find the adventure you’re looking for in La Réunion — off the east coast of Madagascar. While studying in this territory of France, you’ll enjoy a tropical climate and an equally colorful and diverse culture. Practice your French (with a Creole twist!) all while exploring the island’s volcanoes, waterfalls, and other natural wonders. KEY Capital # 10 AFRICA + MIDDLE EAST University inside the culture: sara hamza GABORONE lll lll FRANCE LA REUNION Saint-Denis lll lll lll lll lll GHANA ACCRA 3. University of Ghana Accra lll lll lll lll lll MOROCCO RABAT 4. Al Akhawayn University Ifrane lll lll lll lll Johannesburg lll lll lll Sharjah lll 2. Université de la Réunion support lll 1. University of Botswana classes intern BOTSWANA graduate volunteer lll KEY Exchange: l ISEP Direct: l Summer: l apartment lll location (city) dormitory Gaborone Every ISEP Program includes tuition, the support of a local ISEP coordinator, and an on-site orientation. See www.isep.org for more details. homestay excursions AFRICA + MIDDLE EAST PROGRAM COMPARISONS special needs International Relations student Sara chose the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Why? She tells us in her own words: “The American University of Sharjah is the perfect study abroad destination in the Middle East. The unique blend of modernity and tradition in the Emirates provides for a distinct experience that can both be described as cultural and lavish. There are not many places where you can be awoken by the call to prayer, see one-of-a-kind cars, and visit the tallest building in the world all in one day. Not only will studying at the American University of Sharjah allow for an understanding of the Gulf culture, but also of a familiarity of the 80 nationalities that are represented on campus.” lll lll SOUTH AFRICA BLOEMFONTEIN 5. University of Johannesburg CAPE TOWN PRETORIA UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 6. American University of Sharjah lll lll lll lll lll ABU DHABI “I walked in with few expectations and decided to let Africa direct my adventure. Before I left the States, several people indicated that they wanted to hear about my adventures, implying traveling. The truth is, the real adventure is in daily life as a student.” - Katey R. Read more ISEP Student Stories on the ISEP Blog: isepstudyabroad.wordpress.com “Sharjah light festival!!” - Sara H. (United Arab Emirates) #ISEPStudyAbroad: Share your study abroad photos on Instagram! Black-Eyed Peas and Tomatoes with Sauteed Bananas: “Inspired by the dish Red-Red from Ghana, this simple stew of tomatoes and black-eyed peas is traditionally served with fried plantains.” Discover more worldwide cuisines and travel inspiration on ISEP’s Pinterest Boards: pinterest.com/isepstudyabroad AFRICA + MIDDLE EAST 11 asia east asia + india When you travel to Asia, you’ll find yourself at the crossroads of tradition and modernity. Experience the contrast between China’s highly industrialized cities and its rich imperial history. Soak in Hong Kong’s expansive cityscape and natural harbor. Explore the Night Markets of Taiwan as you mingle with the locals. You’ll be intrigued by how Japan and South Korea are pop-culture and tech centers, yet also maintain their ancient traditions. Expect the unexpected in India — a cultural melting pot with over 20 languages and six major religions. Photo: “I was lucky enough to arrive right as the cherry blossom trees were starting to bloom. The International Center at Chukyo University took us on various field trips, such as this trip to Nagoya Castle while the sakura were still in bloom. The blossoms really frame the castle beautifully.” - Student photo by Charlene Woolson, University of Iowa CHINA HONG KONG INDIA JAPAN KOREA TAIWAN Photo credit (top left to right): CUHK, Hong Kong; (bottom left to right): Karen Leatherman, Korea; Isabel Chung, Taiwan JAPAN Visit the the world’s largest Panda reserve, the Great Wall, The French Concession, and Tiananmen Square. Learn Mandarin, teach English, or work on a community service project. Witness the history and exciting transformation of a nation as it takes on a larger international role. “From your first sushi experience to the beautiful daily views of Mt. Fuji, the awesome country of Japan is a place where you can experience both the modern and traditional world.” HONG KONG “The Office of International Student Programs, aka OISP, handles all the exchange students’ problems, grades, housing, and monthly allowance. Students at CUHK are extremely helpful in getting exchange students settled into their housing and into the Hong Kong lifestyle.” - Jennifer Dan, University of Tennessee, Knoxville INDIA “The university campus was huge, and full of nature! There was so much to explore: four lakes, Paleolithic burial mounds, crazy rock structures called mushroom rocks, and so many animals. The city was the largest city I have ever seen in my life!! I hope to spend more time in Hyderabad, India.” - Emily Estes, New Mexico State University • Maintain a 3.0 GPA while studying on ISEP Direct at Kansai Gaidai in Japan and get rewarded with a scholarship! - Mauro Mejia, Universidad Regiomontana KOREA “Korea had so many things to offer, and I definitely enjoyed experiencing its unique culture. Believe it or not, being unable to speak Korean added to my cultural experience. I was always amazed at how much I could communicate with the locals just through body language.” - Kaying Vang, University of North Carolina, Charlotte TAIWAN From festivals to hiking and biking through Taiwan, “the beautiful island” offers much to see and do! The International Office at Providence University organizes tons of activities (with local students too) to ensure you make the most of your time abroad. • If you’re at Yonsei or Korea University in the fall, join in on a little campus rivalry during the Friendship Games. • Learn Mandarin, the language spoken by the largest number of people in the world, at one of any four ISEP schools in China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan. OUTSIDE THE BOX CHINA • If you really want to customize your study, Hyderabad’s Study in India Program ensures your interests are met in the courses you take. 13 KEY Capital # University 4 JAPAN 18 19 16 17 15 CHINA KOREA 11 13 9 7 12 14 10 8 1 2 TAIWAN 3 5 INDIA 20 HONG KONG study chinese in taiwan 6 Explore indian culture in hyderabad Learn about India inside and outside the classroom when you study abroad at the University of Hyderabad. Students have the opportunity to take courses that explore the social and political history of India as well as experience Indian culture in hands-on classes. Nebraska Wesleyan University student Maria explains: “My favorite course was Kuchipudi dance, because I could physically use my body to understand the culture as well as research into the history.” If you’re hoping to improve your Chinese language skills, check out Providence University in Taiwan. Practice your Mandarin and learn more about traditional Taiwanese culture all while enjoying the city of Taichung’s central location and scenic landscapes. Universidad Americana student Isabel Chung says: “My favorite class at Providence was Chinese, which I took every morning. I was able to learn a new, different language within a small class of no more than 10 people, which allowed me to be able to get to know the teacher.” volunteer in china this summer 14 EAST ASIA + INDIA Make a difference this summer for less than $1,000 — get involved in poverty alleviation efforts through Tsinghua University’s Summer Service Learning Program. Implement a volunteer project to combat poverty in rural China like teaching English, providing cultural communication training, or conducting research. Brush up on your Chinese before the program starts and visit important Chinese cultural landmarks (for an additonal fee). inside the culture: Andres Guerra Gonzalez CHINA BEIJING HONG KONG INDIA NEW DELHI JAPAN TOKYO KOREA SEOUL TAIWAN TAIPEI 1. Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics Nanchang lll 2. Sichuan University - Pacific Lutheran University Chengdu lll lll lll Chongqing lll lll lll 4. Tsinghua University - China Summer Learning Program Beijing lll lll lll 5. The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong lll lll lll 6. University of Hyderabad Hyderabad lll 3. Southwest University lll Nagoya 8. Kansai Gaidai University Hirakata lll lll lll lll 9. Nanzan University Nagoya lll lll lll lll 10. Nihon University Mishima 11. Rikkyo University Tokyo lll lll lll 12. Ritsumeikan University Kyoto lll lll lll 13. Tokyo International University Tokyo lll lll 14. Toyo University Tokyo lll lll lll 15. Ajou University Suwon lll lll 16. Ewha Womans University Seoul lll lll lll 17. Keimyung University Daegu lll lll lll 18. Korea University Seoul lll lll lll 19. Yonsei University Seoul lll lll lll Taichung lll lll lll 20. Providence University lll lll lll support special needs classes graduate lll lll lll 7. Chukyo University lll intern volunteer excursions KEY Exchange: l ISEP Direct: l Summer: l apartment location (city) dormitory EAST ASIA + INDIA PROGRAM COMPARISONS Every ISEP Program includes tuition, the support of a local ISEP coordinator, and an on-site orientation. See www.isep.org for more details. homestay ISEP student Andres, a business major at Texas A&M International University, shares why studying abroad at Kansai Gaidai was an unforgettable experience: “Kansai Gaidai University is amazing at accommodating students. From the moment you land at the airport until you leave (even after your program has ended) there are staff available who will help you with anything you need! It is located between Osaka and Japan’s old capital Kyoto. In my opinion it’s the best place in Japan to be! Kansai Gaidai University also has a lot of clubs you can join, every sport, and over 50 different social activity clubs. The local students honestly can’t wait to meet you, so hurry up!” lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll “As a part of my Hindi language class our professor, Bhavani, offers three cooking classes at her home!...As we enjoyed our afternoon snacks we met Bhavani’s daughter, Tavni. Tavni is five or six and a social butterfly. She was eager to meet these visitors at her home!” - Maria N., University of Nebraska Wesleyan Read more ISEP Student Stories on the ISEP Blog: isepstudyabroad.wordpress.com EAST ASIA + INDIA 15 SOUTHEAST ASIA + oceania Anyone who travels to Southeast Asia or Oceania agrees on one thing — the laid back attitude and hospitality of the locals are easy to love. The dynamic landscape of Australia will inspire travels to its vibrant coastal cities all the way to the rugged Outback. Your New Zealand adventure exploring waterfalls, glaciers, and mountains won’t be complete without an introduction to the Maori culture. The Fijians will welcome you, “Bula!” and remind you to relax and enjoy life on local time. Immerse yourself in the cultural diversity of Malaysia and Indonesia; you’ll be impressed by their modern cities and captivated by their traditional festivals. Taste Thai food from the different regions of the country, all available in Bangkok. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam awaits the adventurer in you, providing the chance to live in a city and indulge in nearby beaches. FIJI • Too extreme for organized sports? Explore Malaysia while mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, and whitewater rafting. NEW ZEALAND INDONESIA MALAYSIA • Th a i l a n d ’s Th a m m a s a t University offers a range of options from a state-of-the-art sport facility, Thai cooking classes, and — if you want — the chance to explore your spiritual side. OUTSIDE THE BOX AUSTRALIA • Network with top CEOs in Indonesia while taking classes at BINUS University. THAILAND VIETNAM • Try a meat pie and “barrack” for a favorite team at the footy — Aussie rules football. • Make an international impact while in Vietnam; join local and visiting students in community service projects like charitable performances, building houses, or teaching. Photo credit (top left to right): Elizabeth Bowen, Australia; Stephanie Hahn, New Zealand; (middle left to right): UPSI, Malaysia; (bottom left to right): Photo Contest winner David Vasquez, Thailand AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND “The land down under, the land of mystery, the land of intrigue…It is truly a land filled with enchantment. Our hopes of finding friendly Aussies with ‘no worries’ attitudes were fulfilled. Australian slang was practically a whole new language to learn.” “New Zealand is home to many popular inventions: bungee jumping, sky diving, Zorbing, dub music, tattooing — not to mention it was the first country to give women the right to vote. It is also a popular place to set films, as it has every imaginable landscape within its three main islands.” - Jennifer Hofer, University of Northern Colorado - Kristen Jacobsen, University of Iowa FIJI THAILAND “The University of the South Pacific allowed me to interact with a wide range of people. Whether it was with Fijians, Cook Islanders, Samoans, other North Americans, or a good mix of them all, we would laugh, sing, joke, and learn about each other. I got to know more about them than I have about people I have known most my life.” “When I traveled around Thailand, I only had to tell locals that I was ‘nak-suk-saa Thammasat’ (A Thammasat student) and then they wanted to talk to me about how I liked Thailand. They gave me discounts on food and souvenirs. They got excited and gave me the well-known Thai smiles.” - Chelsea Long, Nebraska Wesleyan University INDONESIA Whether on the modern campus of BINUS, in downtown Jakarta, on the beaches of Bali, or anywhere in the 17,505 islands of Indonesia (which more than 200 ethnic groups call home), you’ll encounter a welcoming and culturally diverse people. MALAYSIA “My three favorite things about my experience in Malaysia are: 1. The atmosphere of the campus and proximity to the town and other places. 2. Going to the local night market on Saturdays. 3. The kindness and generosity of the Malays.” - Denisse Alanis, Agnes Scott College - Christian Matt Taylor, Appalachian State University VIETNAM As you travel through this country, you’ll feel as if you are passing through different seasons. But, you’ll always feel at home as the Vietnamese culture — influenced by its three main religions, Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism — values family and community at its core. Photo (left page): “It was just so amazing, that moment, to be surrounded by pure strangers, all of us drawn to something spectacular. It was the start of one of the best days of my life, in a place that I can now claim to be my favorite place I have ever been. The rest of the day I spent hiking along the ridgeline of these beautiful mountains, above the clouds, just enjoying life.” - North Carolina State University student Thomas Lindsey on hiking Kepler Trek in the New Zealand Fijordlands with fellow Massey Exchange students Southeast Asia + Oceania 17 KEY Capital University # VIETNAM THAILAND 13 14 11 university of southern queensland Get ready to experience the laid-back, “no worries” Aussie lifestyle at the University of Southern Queensland. Live like a local and explore Australia’s natural beauty all while completing coursework in a variety of disciplines from arts and business to engineering and biology. One University of Vermont student describes her experience: “I had to complete a practical for nursing while I was here in Australia. I was able to work in a public hospital, 10 minutes from where I lived. It was an amazing experience to be able to not only meet people my age and their families at the university, but to meet nurses and adults in the community as well as patients. It was really unique to experience so many emotions and situations within another culture.” MALAYSIA 10 INDONESIA FIJI 9 6 AUSTRALIA 1 24 3 7 8 5 12a NEW ZEALAND 12c 12b New Zealand: more than just sheep and hobbits Exploring a new culture is exciting, but if you need additional thrills, why not study in New Zealand, home of extreme sports? When you’re not bungee jumping or skydiving, study natural sciences, engineering, or the creative arts at Massey University. When you’re done hitting the books, hike through the country’s amazingly gorgeous landscapes filled with lakes, mountains, and glaciers. Seem like the place for you? Apply to Massey University through ISEP Direct and you could receive a scholarship to help finance your international education. “Traveling increased my confidence and independence as well as allowed me to connect better with the culture. I learned more traveling than I could ever learn in a classroom and I am thankful for the opportunity to do so.” - Jessica Horstman, University of Kansas student and scholarship recipient 18 Southeast Asia + Oceania inside the culture: Rachel Brouwer 1. Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga lll Melbourne lll Sydney lll Melbourne lll Canberra lll Toowoomba lll 7. University of Technology, Sydney Sydney lll 8. University of Western Sydney Sydney lll lll 9. University of the South Pacific Suva lll lll Jakarta lll 2. La Trobe University 3. Macquarie University AUSTRALIA CANBERRA 4. RMIT University 5. University of Canberra 6. University of Southern Queensland FIJI SUVA INDONESIA JAKARTA MALAYSIA KUALA LUMPUR NEW ZEALAND WELLINGTON THAILAND BANGKOK VIETNAM HANOI 10. BINUS University 11. Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) Kuala Lumpur lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll support lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll special needs classes graduate intern volunteer excursions KEY Exchange: l ISEP Direct: l Summer: l apartment location (city) dormitory SOUTHEAST ASIA + OCEANIA PROGRAM COMPARISONS Every ISEP Program includes tuition, the support of a local ISEP coordinator, and an on-site orientation. See www.isep.org for more details. homestay Rachel Brouwer, an anthropology student from the University of Montana, shares insights on adjusting to a new social life during her year at the Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris in Malaysia. “I’ve become good friends with many of the Malaysian students, and learning and understanding what friendship means to them has thrown me back a step or two. You call each other ‘friends’ within days of knowing each other, which is different from what we do in America. I’ve also had the opportunity to stay with several Malay families, and it has been an adventure. Here, I am generally older than most the siblings in the house, so it is important for me to act as the older sister.” lll lll lll 12a. Massey University Auckland lll 12b. Massey University Palmerston North lll lll lll 12c. Massey University Wellington lll lll lll Bangkok lll 13. Thammasat University 14. International University, VNU Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll #ISEPStudyAbroad: Share your study abroad photos on Instagram! “Fish and Chips. Listening to the tide come in.” - Brandon P. (New Zealand) “Another necessary Aussie lovin’ shot” - Melody R. (Australia) “Malaysian Sunset” - Sarah J. (Malaysia) “ELEPHANT” - Alex H. (Thailand) 19 CENTRAL + SOUTH AMERICA Are you prepared for the contagious Latin spirit of South America? You may find yourself dancing in the streets during Carnival parades in French Guiana and the Antilles. Or, you can partake in some extreme sports in Colombia’s many local parks, mountains, and reefs. Immerse yourself in Brazil’s culturally diverse society, where everyone — soccer fans, shoppers, sunbathers, and adventurers — will find a spot they won’t want to leave. The region boasts great diversity including the European cultural influences in Argentina, the colonial towns of Uruguay, and Nicaragua: the land of lakes and volcanoes. You’ll be captivated by the stunning glaciers of Chile’s Patagonia region and fascinated by Costa Rica’s rainforests. Photo: “A street vendor in front of a mural in the neighborhood of Palermo; both common occurrences in the big city.” - Student photo by Photo Contest winner, Katy Brust, Universidad del Salvador, Argentina ARGENTINA BRAZIL CHILE COLOMBIA COSTA RICA FRENCH GUIANA FRENCH ANTILLES NICARAGUA URUGUAY Photo credit (top left to right): David Tyler Herron, Argentina; Jessica Hazlett, Brazil; Brooke Reynolds, Chile; (middle left to right): Anna-Marie Kroos, Nicaragua; (bottom left to right): Savannah Brehmen, French Antilles; Clayton Damme, Uruguay ARGENTINA Live like a local in Argentina and stay with a host family. “My family was fantastic, incredibly friendly and helpful. Some of my best moments were experienced with my family, and I learned so much about the culture through them.” - ISEP student, University of North Carolina - Asheville BRAZIL “Brazil is very rich in culture, tradition, and history. The food is delicious; the people are generous, laidback, and willing to help; the soccer teams are excellent; and the landscape leaves little for the eye or heart to imagine.” - Erin Thompson, Western Washington University CHILE “When I arrived in Valparaiso, I embraced the colorful cityscape as well as my warm and caring host family. The bustle of the port and rhythm of the waves set me in motion for an unforgettable year of growth and change.” buddies were fellow ISEP students; our adventurous travels made us lifelong friends.” - Ellen Orabone, North Carolina State University - Raleigh FRENCH ANTILLES “There’s a daily rhythm to life on the island of Martinique, which has a little bit of everything as a mélange of many cultures. Bakeries feature the standard baguette and local pastries like coconut and guava cakes. Martiniquans love music and dancing.” - Savannah Brehmer, Loyola University New Orleans FRENCH GUIANA A department of France and a melting pot of many cultures, this “land of many waters” has little lacking in diversity. The arts, food, and celebrations are a colorful collection of the native Arawak, Caribs, and European cultural influences. NICARAGUA - Anna Wolf, Beloit College “Como no.” There’s no reason not to go! “The people in Nicaragua, Nicas, are very warm, open minded, helpful and communicative. It´s easy to practice your Spanish language skills — learning by doing — and you get to know new friends easily!” COLOMBIA - Alexander Wilde, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz Night and day, Colombia will entertain you: hike mountains, scuba dive, or surf in the warm sun, and get together with locals and dance till dawn at “dance-o-dromes” in Cali’s salsa hotspots. URUGUAY COSTA RICA “Traveling around the country was so easy and inexpensive. I traveled nationally from coast to coast, as well as internationally to Nicaragua and Panama. My travel “Montevideo has a beautiful coastline. On the coast, the rambla is a wonderful public space where all come to jog, share a mate (a popular drink), spend time with friends and family, or sit alone and enjoy the sea. The rambla, open to all, is a symbol of the Uruguayan values of democracy and equality.” - Scarlet Ponder, Whitworth University CENTRAL + SOUTH AMERICA 21 KEY 11a 11b NICARAGUA Capital # FRENCH ANTILLES University 12 10 COLOMBIA COSTA RICA 11c FRENCH GUIANA 9 STUDY AND Volunteer in Costa Rica Work hard to play hard! ISEP’s Global Engagement Program is the ideal education abroad experience for students seeking to make an impact in a country famed for its beaches, lush rainforests, and its spirit (Pura Vida!). Here’s what University of Montana student Kelsey has to say: “I liked the GEP week-long volunteer work in Alta Mira in the southern part of Costa Rica. We worked hard, met a lot of great people, and ate delicious and healthy food. I made friends from all over the U.S., I gained a family in Costa Rica, and improved my Spanish tremendously. I had the opportunity to travel to tons of places in the country because buses and hostels made it affordable.” GEP fees include a resident director, volunteer placement within a local organization, and a certificate of completion documenting service hours and/or hours in the Language. BRAZIL 7b • Want to learn Portuguese? “Então tá, bom.” Alright then, enroll in the ISEP Direct Extensive Portuguese Course at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) — instructors use smartboards to teach non-speakers. 22 OUTSIDE THE BOX • Hop on a flight from Chile to Easter Island and discover the famous Moai statues and other archeological remnants from its early Polynesian inhabitants. ARGENTINA 1 2 8 • Volunteer with Uruguayan students to serve local youth — earn credit hours through Universidad Católica del Uruguay’s community service program. 5 7a 6 3 4 13 URUGUAY CHILE Arts, Business, and Culture in Brazil If you’re torn between the city and the beach, between studying the arts or business… there’s no reason not to have it all! As public health major and ISEP student Karoliina once said: “There is more to Brazil than palm trees and hot sand by the ocean.” FAAP not only offers classes in Portuguese across a variety of disciplines in the bustling Sao Paulo, but provides those looking for additional creative inspiration with opportunities to study photography, fashion, painting, film, and a plethora of other arts through extension courses. Speak Spanish but not Portuguese (yet)? Take the tuition-free intensive Portuguese pre-session to get caught up to speed! inside the culture: sarah hawkins-podboy BRAZIL BRASILIA CHILE SANTIAGO Buenos Aires lll lll lll 4. Universidad del Salvador Buenos Aires lll lll lll 5. Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado São Paulo 6. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Valparaíso lll 7a. Universidad Católica del Norte Antofagasta lll 7b. Universidad Católica del Norte Coquimbo lll Bogotá COSTA RICA San José lll lll lll 10. Universidad Nacional lll lll lll lll lll lll lll Santiago 9. Universidad Icesi lll Cali lll Heredia lll lll lll lll lll lll FRANCE 11a. Université des Antilles et de la Guyane Guadeloupe lll lll lll French Antilles 11b. Université des Antilles et de la Guyane Martinique lll lll lll 11c. Université des Antilles et de la Guyane French Guiana lll lll lll Managua lll Montevideo lll FRANCE French Guiana NICARAGUA MANAGUA URUGUAY MONTEVIDEO 12. Universidad Americana (UAM) 13. Universidad Católica del Uruguay support 3. Universidad de Palermo special needs lll classes Córdoba graduate 2. Universidad Católica de Córdoba intern lll 8. Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (USM) COLOMBIA volunteer Córdoba KEY Exchange: l ISEP Direct: l Summer: l BUENOS AIRES excursions 1. Universidad Blas Pascal Every ISEP Program includes tuition, the support of a local ISEP coordinator, and an on-site orientation. See www.isep.org for more details. ARGENTINA dormitory location (city) homestay CENTRAL + SOUTH AMERICA PROGRAM COMPARISONS apartment Sarah, a psychology student from Edgewood College, spent a semester studying Spanish at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. When we asked her what she thought about her semester abroad, she said: “I enjoyed learning from a new perspective. The way Chilean classes are run is very laid back. This was an interesting difference that I appreciated.” And what surprised her the most about the culture? “Chileans greet everyone they meet with a kiss on the cheek and do the same to say goodbye. This made me feel more connected at a human level and is something I will miss doing at home.” lll lll lll lll lll #ISEPStudyAbroad: Share your photos on Instagram! | Read student stories: isepstudyabroad.wordpress.com “Uruguay v Paraguay” - Abby H. (Uruguay) Playa Blanca - Andrew M. (Chile) “Ometepe” - Jessica R. (Nicaragua) “It was an indescribable experience to live in a country like Brazil, a city like Sao Paulo, and study at a university like FAAP; simply, an outstanding experience!” - Connie V. (Brazil) 23 NORTH AMERICA Travel north or south from the States and you’ll be surprised by the different, yet just as welcoming, cultures of our neighbors. The North American continent is packed with potential adventure. So you’ve heard Mexico has vacationlike weather, endless beaches, and flavorful cuisine, but did you know the best kept secrets are its vibrant cities like the leading business center of Monterrey and the UNESCO World Heritage city of Guanajuato? Try out island life in Puerto Rico, where you’ll practice your Spanish, explore forts dating from the 16th century, and enjoy life’s indulgences: a tropical landscape and modern shopping malls. Venture north to have your breath taken away by landscapes of lakes, snowcapped mountains, and the great Niagara Falls of Canada. Photo provided by Thompson Rivers University, Canada OUTSIDE THE BOX • Once you’ve tried Quebec’s poutine, you’ll have late night cravings for this popular Canadian fast food dish — french fries with brown gravy and cheese curds. • If Puerto Rico’s 270 miles of beaches aren’t enough to amaze you, the bioluminescent bay of Vieques won’t disappoint. Swim in a glow in the dark sea — courtesy of nature’s dinoflagellates. • Get your cultural groove on and take a free Latin Dance class at Mexico’s UPAEP. • Reconnect with your wild side in Canada’s Wood Buffalo National Park which spans northeastern Alberta and southern Northwest Territories and is larger than the country of Switzerland. CANADA CANADA ”I liked that Canadian culture was similar to American culture, but different so it was really up to me to use my critical thinking skills to understand how things were different. I thought a lot about the way Canadians view events and experiences differently than Americans even though the cultures are similar.” - Tiffany Washington, Agnes Scott College MEXICO MEXICO “A rich culture, amazing scenery, and open-hearted people made my Mexican experience the most wonderful of my life. Traveling Mexico was one of the most impressive experiences I’ve ever had. I saw bald mountains and jungle, dreamlike beaches and huge canyons, colonial cities, and ancient ruins. The Mexican countryside often inspired and sometimes truly enchanted me.” - Dorothee Wolf, Universität Trier PUERTO RICO PUERTO RICO “After university the exchange students often enjoyed the free time with some locals on one of the amazing beaches in Puerto Rico — a perfect location for breathtaking photos. The sunsets there are wonderful and picturesque.” - Barbara Koinegg, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz Photo credit (top to bottom): Hanna Kelley, Canada; Guillaume Bodet, Mexico; Barbara Koinegg, Puerto Rico NORTH AMERICA 25 3 4 2 1 12b 12a 11 8 6 5 7 9 10 Adventure in Canada For the outdoorsy student, Thompson Rivers University is a dream come true: located in scenic British Columbia, students have access to worldclass skiing, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities set in Canada’s spectacular natural landscape. Study business, tourism, or elementary education with a diverse student population (more than 90 different nationalities!). Maryville College student Marissa speaks of her experience: “Making friends was really the most positive aspect of my experience. Overall, it shook my expectations and preconceptions, but was definitely worth it!” Sunshine AND Spanish in Puerto Rico With its year-long summer and paradisiac scenery, Puerto Rico is fantastic for those who want to enjoy the sunshine while refining their Spanish skills! Choose from two different campuses and study a variety of disciplines in Spanish all while exploring Puerto Rico’s beaches and rainforests with friendly locals and new international friends. “Puerto Ricans are characterized by their warmth and their hospitality. Here I met a lot of people and made friends from different countries like Colombia, Ecuador, the United States, and Spain. This cultural mix has been the key point in my experience in Puerto Rico, the Shining Star of the Caribbean.” - Marion Longeron, Université de Franche-Comté 26 NORTH AMERICA KEY Capital # University “#fieldtrip #mexico” Cholula - Bry O. (Mexico) “Adorable when hungry.” - Bry O. (Mexico) “One of the coolest places I’ve ever been” San Luis Potosi - Bry O. (Mexico) “#UPRRP <3” - Verlissa M. (Puerto Rico) 1. Brock University CANADA OTTAWA 2. Laurentian University 3. Thompson Rivers University 4. University of Regina 5. Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) MEXICO MEXICO CITY Sudbury Kamloops support lll lll Regina lll lll lll lll lll lll 6. Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) Monterrey Campus Monterrey lll lll lll lll 7. Universidad de Guanajuato Guanajuato lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll 8. Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM) special needs classes graduate intern lll lll San Pedro Garza García lll lll Mexico City lll Puebla lll 11. Universidad Regiomontana Monterrey lll 12a. University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez 12b. University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras 10. Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) SAN JUAN lll Tlaquepaque 9. Universidad La Salle PUERTO RICO St. Catherine’s volunteer KEY Exchange: l ISEP Direct: l Summer: l excursions location (city) apartment Every ISEP Program includes tuition, the support of a local ISEP coordinator, and an on-site orientation. See www.isep.org for more details. dormitory NORTH AMERICA PROGRAM COMPARISONS homestay #ISEPStudyAbroad: See and share your photos on Instagram! lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll inside the culture: verlissa mason ISEP Student Verlissa, Psychology major, shares her story of connecting with her roots while studying at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) - Rio Piedras. “I loved studying abroad at UPR because it was really refreshing to learn in an environment where I had to step out of my comfort zone and communicate in a language different from what I was used to. As I am half Puerto Rican, it gave me a chance to learn more about my family’s culture. What I will always remember about studying abroad at UPR is the graffiti and wall art that covered the campus! It was like the campus was a huge canvas for the students to decorate as they wished. It was beautiful.” NORTH AMERICA 27 eastern europe Get off the beaten path and explore the beauty of the Baltics, or feel like family among the local Eastern Europeans. Pick your passion in Estonia: a center for tech innovation and endless options of outdoor excursions, the country has it all! Marvel at the medieval wonders and modern spaces in Latvia, “the heart of the Baltics.” Live in one of Europe’s most visited cities, Vilnius, Lithuania, also known as “little Rome.” Travel back in time and visit any one of Poland’s 500 castles. Stay entertained with the Czech Republic’s vibrant film and literary scene and easy access to hiking, biking, or skiing in the Moravian Highlands. While in Hungary, you’ll taste the local spicy cuisine and join new friends at soccer matches or jazz festivals. CZECH REPUBLIC ESTONIA HUNGARY LATVIA LITHUANIA POLAND Photo credit (bottom left to right): Karlene Grinberg, Latvia; Aaron Pratts, Lithuania; Megan Gallagher, Poland LATVIA “Brno is a small city, which was nice because I would run into friends at common cafes which would turn into dinner and drinks. The international students at Masaryk University were super friendly and there was never a lonely second!” “I studied in the capital city of Riga and would walk between courses to different buildings around the city. The city was alive! The streets burst with a new source of energy very different to my hometown.” - Anna Crist, Agnes Scott College ESTONIA -Karlene Grinberg, Nebraska Wesleyan University LITHUANIA - Erika Evans, University of North Georgia You’ll see why Vilnius, or “little Rome,” is one of the most visited cities in Europe, but don’t miss the resort town of Nida, Lithuania — where you can stand on some of Europe’s highest sand dunes and enjoy breathtaking views of the Baltic Sea. HUNGARY POLAND “My favorite thing to do in Tartu was spending time in local cafes and taking excursions with friends. Once the weather became nicer, there were so many activities going on in the city square.” “Hungary is well deserving of its title ‘The Heart of Central Europe.’ As a descendant of Central Europeans who has now experienced the region, a piece of my heart will forever remain in Budapest.” “Wrocław is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Another great part of Wrocław is that budget airlines operate in the city, which connect you to so many countries in Europe.” - Nick Such, University of Kentucky - Taylor Reikofski, University of Iowa Photo (left page): “The local international student group arranged a pretend traditional Estonian wedding for us. It was held on Saaremaa, the largest island off of Estonia. After the ceremony, a violinist played us traditional songs as we danced the folk dances. It was a once in a lifetime experience.” - Student photo by Veronica Whittemore, University of Vermont • Study language and culture in Hungary, “the gateway to Europe, ” and also gain easy access to the seven countries that it borders as well as the rest of the continent! • The Czech Republic’s Brno has six public universities, making it feel like a college town — and much more affordable place to live than nearby Prague. OUTSIDE THE BOX CZECH REPUBLIC • See three countries in three weeks! Estonia’s University of Tartu offers a summer program that will take you through Estonia, Russia, and the Ukraine. The journey comes with course credit! • “Na zdrowie!” In Wrocław you’ll not only hear “cheers” in Polish, but in many languages, as the city is home to many international students. 29 ESTONIA 2 find your place in Poland The old meets the new in Wrocław, where 10th century history serves as a background for a vibrant, young social scene. Take classes in English at Wrocław University all while exploring one of Poland’s oldest cities. What do students love about this place? “Wrocław University was so beautiful, it was close to the city center and easily accessible. My favorite thing to do in Wrocław was to walk around the city. My favorite characteristic about the culture is the hospitality that is found almost everywhere you go in Poland.” - Taylor Reikofski, University of Iowa 4 LATVIA LITHUANIA 5 6 POLAND CZECH REPUBLIC 1 TESOL in the Czech Republic Thinking about teaching English as a foreign language? The TESOL Program at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic integrates language learning theory and hands-on teaching practice. Study side-by-side with Czech students, and once you (successfully!) complete the program, receive your internationallyrecognized Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) issued by University of Cambridge ESOL. To top it off, Brno is a great place to study! ISEP student Anna says: “Studying in Brno is a lot of fun. In Brno you will meet people of many different cultures and there will never be a dull moment if you take advantage of the many opportunities to go out! The International Students Club organizes many parties and I recommend trying to go to all of them. Brno has some great cafes to go with friends or to study.” 3 HUNGARY KEY Capital 30 eastern Europe # University inside the culture: Veronica Whittemore CZECH REPUBLIC Tartu lll lll Debrecen lll lll Riga lll Vilnius lll lll Wrocław lll lll support 2. University of Tartu ll special needs lll classes lll graduate volunteer lll KEY Exchange: l ISEP Direct: l Summer: l apartment Brno location (city) dormitory 1. Masaryk University in Brno Every ISEP Program includes tuition, the support of a local ISEP coordinator, and an on-site orientation. See www.isep.org for more details. homestay excursions EASTERN EUROPE PROGRAM COMPARISONS intern Veronica, a Russian major from the University of Vermont, loved studying abroad at the University of Tartu in Estonia — she speaks about her favorite bits: “Tartu is a beautiful and quiet city, with a population of only 100,000. The motto is Heade mõtete linn (‘City of good thoughts’), and it really is. The large student population makes Tartu a wonderfully vibrant place. The local international student group arranged a pretend traditional Estonian wedding for us, the last weekend in May. It was held on Saaremaa, the largest island off of Estonia. After the ceremony, a violinist played us traditional songs as we danced the folk dances. It was a once in a lifetime experience.” ll PRAGUE ESTONIA TALLINN HUNGARY BUDAPEST LATVIA RIGA LITHUANIA VILNIUS POLAND WARSAW 3. University of Debrecen 4. University of Latvia 5. Vilnius University 6. University of Wrocław “Brno is beautiful even when the sun isn’t out.” - Anna C. (Czech Republic) ”While abroad, I learned my capacity of being independent and confident in myself while in a foreign place.” - ISEP Ambassador, Jessica J. lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll “On the longest train ride ever to Poland.” - Anna C. (Czech Republic) Read more about the ISEP Ambassadors and contact them with your questions on the ISEP Blog: isepstudyabroad.wordpress.com #ISEPStudyAbroad: Share your study abroad photos on Instagram! eastern Europe 31 northern europe Become a local in a modern Nordic society and discover the unique cultural and natural heritage around you. Enjoy a relaxed lifestyle in Denmark, “the world’s happiest country.” The sights of nature’s seemingly magical Northern Lights in Finland, Norway, and Sweden will humble any onlooker. After exploring Iceland’s geysers, glaciers, and waterfalls, you can reward yourself with a swim in a geothermal pool. Easily access the United Kingdom’s countryside, culture, and history while studying in the surrounding region. Visit medieval castles, Buckingham Palace, and Stonehenge all within easy reach in England. Take a road trip through the lush landscapes of Northern Ireland, or feel the spirit of Scotland during one of their many vibrant festivals. DENMARK FINLAND NORWAY SWEDEN UK: NORTHERN IRELAND ICELAND UK: ENGLAND UK: SCOTLAND Photo credit (top left to right): Chelsea Trautman, Denmark; Rayme McKelvey, Finland; Photo Contest winner Patrick Moriearty, Iceland; (middle left to right): Photo Contest winner Matthew Foxx Duncan, Sweden; (bottom left to right): Hannah Domas, Northern Ireland; Matthew Kenwright, Scotland DENMARK NORWAY UK: NORTHERN IRELAND “I loved the parks around Aalborg, especially when the weather became nice. They were always so well used with people bringing out one-time use grills and blankets and yard games.” “I saw the Midnight sun and perpetual darkness, skied on feet of snow and played on the sandy beach. I went to the northernmost city in the world with my friend from ‘Down Under’. I saw whales, puffins, and not to mention the Northern Lights. I made s’mores on the mountain and made friends from all over the world. All in Norway.” “Northern Ireland is a beautiful place with the most hospitable people in the world! You will make friends within minutes of arriving because the people are so friendly and willing to help you acclimate to the culture!” - KC Sorensen, Utah State University UK: SCOTLAND - Maggie Samson, Western Washington University FINLAND “There is always some magic in Finland, whether it’s summer or winter. Finland is the forest capital of Europe and has around 180,000 lakes. It’s a place to get away and enjoy life peacefully.” - Adam Lowry, University of Southern Indiana ICELAND “I tried to photograph as much of my trip as possible, but there were definitely moments I couldn’t even if I tried, like late nights running through the streets of Reykjavik, solitary walks through the snow-covered city, or lazy mornings in some small remote village.” - Photo Contest winner Patrick Moriearty, University of Wisconsin La Crosse SWEDEN “In terms of environmental issues, Sweden is one of the most progressive, forward thinking societies in the world. Being an environmental science student in Sweden was heaven!” - Isaac Campbell, Roanoke College UK: ENGLAND “Culturally, football (soccer) plays a big role in the life of the average Englishman. I’ve never been one for sports, but in true English fashion, I joined the craziness and became a Manchester United fan.” - Lauren Bishop, Whitworth University - ISEP Student, Kennesaw State University “You should go to Scotland because they speak our language, so communicating isn’t that hard, apart from the thick accent. Their culture is different enough that you have to adapt, but similar enough that you don’t have a huge culture shock! The country is beautiful and the people are so nice!” - Diana Warner, Radford University Photo (left page): “A group of exchange students bathing in a hot spring river near Hveragerði Iceland.” - Student photo by Photo Contest winner, Patrick Moriearty Northern Europe 33 OUTSIDE THE BOX “I was expecting Scotland to be beautiful, but I was blown away in particular by a place called Quiraing on the Isle of Skye. My family came to visit and we hiked around the island. My dad offered a sense of scale to the peaks around us. It almost felt like I was walking in another world.” • What is a ceilidh? Study in Scotland at Edinburgh Napier University and find out for yourself (hint: it involves Gaelic folk music and dancing). • Hang out in Northern Ireland and master the “Norn Iron” slang — it’s good “craic” (fun)! - Hannah Buesseler, University of North Carolina - Asheville (Scotland) • Curious about the existence of elves? While in Reykjavik check out the Icelandic Elf School, known as Álfaskólinn in Icelandic, which teaches about Icelandic folklore. “My Finnish host family. I love them (: ” - Rayme M. (Finland) • How will you spend your afternoon in England? Join the locals for the traditional afternoon tea, or head to a match of your favorite English football (that’s soccer to American!) team. Explore the North in Turku, Finland Nature lovers rejoice — at Abo Akademi University, Finland’s scenic archipelagos and enchanting northern lights are within easy reach. With more than 300 classes offered in English, Abo Akademi’s small campus community will make you feel right at home, even if you don’t speak Finnish (yet). University of Vermont student Cassandra suggests: “If you want to experience a country that is foreign and ‘off the beaten path’ but is still western and easy to communicate even if you are a monoglot, Finland is the place!” 10 FINLAND 14 9 6 ICELAND SWEDEN Artsy Summer in the UK For the artist, there’s no better way to spend a summer painting, drawing, and… glass blowing. The University of Sunderland’s Creative Arts Program lets students choose between a focus on fine art and photography or a chance to work in the university’s National Glass Centre. Craving a bit more drama? Hone your musical theatre skills with the Performing Arts Program, or put yourself behind the scenes and work on developing content for radio and television with the Media Arts Program. All of these summer programs include a trip to London! 3b 5 7 NORWAY 4 12 11 15 15 16 2a 2b 8 17 SCOTLAND 1 13a 13b DENMARK 26 25c 25d 25b 25a 24 N. IRELAND 21 19 20 18 KEY ENGLAND Capital 22 34 Northern Europe 23 # University 3a DENMARK COPENHAGEN FINLAND HELSINKI 1. Aalborg University OSLO SWEDEN STOCKHOLM ENGLAND UNITED KINGDOM LONDON support special needs classes graduate 2b. Åbo Akademi University Vasa lll lll lll 3a. University of Eastern Finland Joensuu 3b. University of Eastern Finland Kuopio 4. University of Helsinki Helsinki 5. University of Jyväskylä Jyväskylä 9. University of Iceland lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll Oulu lll Tampere lll Turku lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll Bodø lll lll 11. Vestfold University College Vestfold lll 12. Karlstad University Karlstad lll 13a. Linnaeus University Kalmar lll 13b. Linnaeus University Växjö 14. Luleå University of Technology 10. University of Nordland lll lll Reykjavik lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll Luleå lll lll lll lll lll 15. Mälardalen University Västerås /Eskilstuna lll lll lll lll lll 16. Södertörn University Huddinge lll 17. University West Trollhättan 18. Nottingham Trent University Nottingham lll lll 19. University of Bradford Bradford lll lll 20. University of Chester Chester lll lll 21. University of Central Lancashire Preston lll lll 22. University of East London London lll Plymouth lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll Sunderland lll Belfast lll Coleraine lll lll 25c. University of Ulster Jordanstown lll lll 25d. University of Ulster Magee lll lll Edinburgh lll 25a. University of Ulster NORTHERN 25b. University of Ulster IRELAND Edinburgh intern lll 24. University of Sunderland SCOTLAND volunteer lll 23. University of Plymouth BELFAST lll lll 8. University of Turku NORWAY lll Åbo 7. University of Tampere Reykjavik lll 2a. Åbo Akademi University 6. University of Oulu ICELAND Aalborg excursions KEY Exchange: l ISEP Direct: l Summer: l apartment location (city) dormitory Every ISEP Program includes tuition, the support of a local ISEP coordinator, and an on-site orientation. See www.isep.org for more details. homestay NORTHERN EUROPE PROGRAM COMPARISONS 26. Edinburgh Napier University lll lll lll lll lll lll lll inside the culture: maggie samson Explore a new culture and a different way of learning. Art history student Maggie speaks about her educational experience at Aalborg University in Denmark: “Aalborg University embraces a teaching style called Problem Based Learning, which means that there are regular lectures for the first half of the semester, and the second half is spent working with a group to create an extensive semester project of your choosing. Collaborating with international students taught me so much and having that degree of control over what I learned meant I was very invested in creating something really outstanding.” (P.S. That’s her jumping on a trampoline in the sidewalk in Copenhagen) 35 southern europe Where many go for vacation, you can go to study and just have a lot of fun doing it: history and culture is on every corner in Southern Europe. Fashionistas, foodies, and history buffs — the streets of Italy await your indulgences! Spain’s the choice if you’re entertained by flamenco dancing, bullfights, art, and architecture. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate Portugal’s climate, which is ideal for outdoor activities like surfing and soccer. Travel back in time and find ancient relics within the “one big open-air museum” of Malta, or from Bulgaria’s Roman, Medieval, and Byzantine ages. Stand where East meets West to see magnificent mosques of the Middle East located in Turkey’s Mediterranean landscape. Photo: “The most important thing I discovered in this exchange experience was myself. My most valuable lesson is that I can make it on my own, although I can share everything with friends and family. I confirmed my passion for Art and what I want to do for the rest of my life. I became more mature. I’m not just a student who went in exchange to Spain and came back, parts of me are still in the places I visited and within the amazing people I met.” Student photo by Juan Carlos Almaguer, Universidad de Málaga, Spain BULGARIA ITALY MALTA PORTUGAL SPAIN TURKEY Photo credit (top left to right): Bianca Buliga, Italy; Bridget Lawless, Malta; (bottom left to right): Gabriela Trevino, Spain; Sara Hamza, Turkey PORTUGAL “The most important part of studying at the American University in Bulgaria was how great the professors were. I have never been more intellectually challenged than at this university because of how well the professors knew and presented the material.” As the oldest country in Europe, Portugal is rife with history, including the oldest bookstore in the world. If hitting the books isn’t your thing, head to the beach! Portugal’s almost 500 miles of coastline make it one of the world’s best spots for surfing. - Paul W., University of Nebraska - Lincoln SPAIN ITALY “Italy is not just an aging land full of antiques and ruins; it bustles with the youth of a country filled with history, made stronger by its past and optimistic about its future. Italian culture embraces the uncommon and the impossible.” - Katy Hamlin, University of Vermont MALTA “My roommate and I loved coming to this open market in Marsxalokk to pick up fresh fish and vegetables for dinner. The sellers would clean the fish in front of us and often gave suggestions for cooking. It felt surreal to be getting tips from locals while collecting fresh fish, standing on the Mediterranean coast.” - Tierny Hally, University of Vermont “I liked how relaxed the Spanish culture is. Spaniards are always out with their friends and family drinking coffee or beer at any hour of the day or night, relaxing in the afternoon during the ‘siesta hours,’ and extremely friendly and welcoming.” - Megan Rabuck, University of North Carolina Asheville • Experience all the cultural pleasures of Italy — including the food and wine — during Sacro Cuore’s Summer Program, where you’ll taste cuisine from northern Italy’s top chefs. • Don’t miss the exciting festival of San Fermín and encierro — or as you may know it, running with the bulls — that happens every July in Pamplona, Spain. TURKEY • See evidence of the ancient world up close: the Megalithic Temples of Malta, eleven prehistoric monuments built between 5,000BC and 700BC. Europe meets the Middle East in this Mediterranean nation. After exploring any of Turkey’s nine UNESCO World Heritage sites, relax in an outdoor lounge to play Backgammon or Okey. You’ll know you’re in Turkey by the taste of the tea and the sound of the call to prayer from a nearby mosque. • Earn credit outside the classroom and in the sunshine of Almería, Spain. During the month-long summer program, you’ll improve your Spanish through instruction and day trips. OUTSIDE THE BOX BULGARIA 37 “The campus of my host institution looks pretty much the same as it did in the 1500s. Walking up and down the hills of Urbino, Italy can be a tiring affair, but it wouldn’t be so wellpreserved if it was built in any other way.” - Wildaly Meyers Santiago, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras 16 14 15 PORTUGAL 9 8 18 10 17 SPAIN 13 “How could I go study in Spain and not watch a game at one of the two big stadiums of Real Madrid or Barcelona? No words can describe all of the energy and excitement in the air. Participating in the wave made me feel like I was a real Spaniard — not to mention I got to cross another thing off my bucket list.” - Michael Ceja, San Jose State University “Don’t be afraid to try new things based upon preconceived notions, whether they be good or bad. Even if you disagree with the idea of for example, a bullfight, truly immerse yourself in the experience and understand the cultural significance from the inside out...Just try to remember: it’s not better or worse, it’s just different.” - Stephanie V. (Roanoke College) on attending a bullfight while studying at Universidad de Murcia Read more ISEP Student Stories at isepstudyabroad. wordpress.com. 12 Spanish Language and Culture in Murcia Serious about Spanish? ISEP’s Spanish Language and Culture Program in Murcia provides the opportunity to truly hone your language skills. With 300 hours of language study, cultural activities, and excursions to famous Spanish sites all included in the program, Murcia is THE spot for speaking Spanish (say that 10 times fast). Don’t believe us? Megan Rabuck of UNC Asheville explains: “Murcia is not very popular for tourists which is great for learning the language. Other parts of Spain speak other languages so if you are going for the Spanish language, go to Murcia. The Murciano accent is sometime difficult but you will practice Spanish a lot.” Study by the Sea in Malta If gorgeous beaches, picturesque fishing towns, and the brilliant blue waters of the Mediterranean aren’t enough to make you hop on the next plane to Malta, perhaps the University of Malta’s all-English instruction and multicultural learning environment will convince you. While there, take advantage of the university’s Degree Plus program to participate in volunteer activities or cultural excursions. ISEP student McKenzie Otto says: “The opportunities I was given to learn and grow in Malta were irreplaceable and will continue to affect my personal and professional life. I am now more independent and confident in what I have to offer the world!” inside the culture: mikaela corbin Mikaela, a journalism student from Louisiana State University, gives us the inside scoop on what it’s like to study abroad at the American University in Bulgaria in Blagoevgrad: “I liked that the American University in Bulgaria provided a campus life. I enjoyed working out in the gym facility and spending time with other students in the cafe. I also liked that the university offered many weekend field trips to learn about Bulgarian culture and interact with people and students. If you want a university that is intimate, fun, and international, this is a good school for you.“ 38 Southern Europe 11 KEY Capital 2 4 University # 5 3 6 ITALY 1 BULGARIA 19 TURKEY 20 BULGARIA SOFIA ITALY ROME MALTA VALLETTA PORTUGAL LISBON 1. American University in Bulgaria Blagoevgrad lll 2. Università Carlo Cattaneo - LIUC Castellanza lll 3. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milan lll 4. Università degli Studi di Pavia Pavia lll 5. Università degli Studi di Trieste Trieste lll 6. Università degli Studi di Urbino “Carlo Bo” Urbino lll 7. University of Malta Msida lll lll 8. Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias Lisbon lll lll SPAIN MADRID lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll Madrid lll lll lll lll 11. Universidad de Almería Almeria lll lll 12. Universidad de Málaga Málaga 13. Universidad de Murcia Murcia lll lll lll Vigo lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll Santiago De Compostela lll 17. Universitat de les Illes Balears Palma De Mallorca 18. Universitat Rovira i Virgili Tarragona lll 19. Okan University Istanbul lll 20. Yasar University Izmir lll support lll lll 10. Universidad Complutense de Madrid Pamplona lll lll lll 14. Universidad de Vigo special needs lll lll lll classes intern lll lll 16. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela ANKARA lll lll lll 15. Universidad Pública de Navarra TURKEY lll Villanueva de la Cañada 9. Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio graduate KEY Exchange: l ISEP Direct: l Summer: l volunteer location (city) excursions Every ISEP Program includes tuition, the support of a local ISEP coordinator, and an on-site orientation. See www.isep.org for more details. apartment SOUTHERN EUROPE PROGRAM COMPARISONS dormitory MALTA homestay 7 lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll l lll lll lll lll lll Southern Europe 39 western europe Looking to have diverse cultural experiences while abroad? Then head to any spot in Western Europe, where regional travel is quick and easy. Discover why France is a world leader in cuisine, art, and fashion, but go beyond its big cities to find its picturesque villages and beautiful beaches. You’ll be impressed by Germany’s diverse, multicultural society, hip cities, and majestic mountain landscapes. Austrian street performers will serenade you with Mozart and Schubert. In politically neutral Switzerland, you’ll find the home of many international organizations, mountainous regions (skiing!) and exquisite chocolates. Practice French or Dutch as you navigate through Belgium, and no worries if you can’t (yet) — most locals speak English too! Explore the Netherlands’ bicycle-friendly towns — full of museums and lively social scenes. AUSTRIA BELGIUM FRANCE GERMANY THE NETHERLANDS SWITZERLAND Photo credit (top left to right): Franciella Morales, Austria; Lucia Hernandez Rodriguez, France (bottom left to right): Lindsey Smith, Germany; Katie Criscuolo, the Netherlands; Francisco Garcia, Switzerland GERMANY “My roommate was Austrian, and on May 1st, he brought me to his hometown to show me some Austrian traditions. One of these is the Maibaum, a large pole decorated with wreaths and a Christmas tree on top, which the local men hoist up to much fanfare.” “Studying abroad was an excellent way to learn German. When you are forced to speak another language you learn very quickly. Also Germany was a nice central location in Europe for traveling around the continent.” - Aaron Morton, University of Vermont -Scott Hueschen, Nebraska Wesleyan University BELGIUM THE NETHERLANDS “My favorite places to visit were the parks in Brussels. They are small pockets of paradise hidden inside the bustling city. My favorite aspect of Belgian culture is their quirky sense of humor and their love of good food.” - Heather Glady, Whitworth University FRANCE “The Netherlands is often overlooked for study abroad, but it is the perfect location and a great starting point for travel. Bikes, markets, stroopwafel, tulips — it really is a beautiful and charming country.” -Megan Mericle, Western Carolina University SWITZERLAND “I loved the local patisserie. We immediately became regulars and got to know the owner. I loved the food, the language, and the overall immersion experience in France.” “Switzerland’s beauty was not the only thing that amazed me. In a country with a larger cow population than human in some areas, it’s not surprising that it’s also home to some of the best cheese in the world.” - Saskia Oppelt, Virginia Tech - Kimberly Sanzo, University of Vermont Photo (left page): “A bird makes his way under the Eiffel Tower on a grey Parisian day.” - Student photo by Laura DoBoer, University of North Carolina - Asheville • Get an international perspective of the working world in Belgium: intern with high-profile public or private companies, and earn credit through Vesalius College. • Spend a day exploring the some of the largest Vincent van Gogh collections in the world – in the artist’s home country, the Netherlands. OUTSIDE THE BOX AUSTRIA • Gain a competitive edge in business and biotechnology — spend a summer in Germany at Justus-Liebig-Univeristät Giessen, where you’ll also learn German and take a trip to Munich. • Kick off your studies at the Université de Savoie in France with an ISEP orientation that includes either local excursions and social events, or a three day trip to a ski mountain. 41 AUSTRIA VIENNA BELGIUM BRUSSELS 1. Johannes Kepler Universität Linz Linz lll lll 2. Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz Graz lll lll 3. Technische Universität Graz Graz lll lll 4. Universität Salzburg Salzburg lll lll 5. Vesalius College Brussels 6. Aix-Marseille Université PARIS lll lll lll 7. Université de Picardie Jules Verne (Amiens) Amiens lll lll 8. France Business School Amiens lll support special needs classes graduate intern volunteer lll ll ll ll lll Aix-en-Provence 9. Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) de Lyon FRANCE excursions KEY Exchange: l ISEP Direct: l Summer: l apartment location (city) dormitory Every ISEP Program includes tuition, the support of a local ISEP coordinator, and an on-site orientation. See www.isep.org for more details. homestay WESTERN EUROPE PROGRAM COMPARISONS lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll Lyon lll 10. Université d’Angers Angers lll lll 11. Université de Caen Caen lll lll 12. Université de Franche-Comté Besançon lll 13. Université de Grenoble II (Pierre Mendès France) Grenoble lll lll 14. Université du Havre Le Havre lll lll lll Lille lll lll lll Le Mans lll lll lll Montpellier lll lll lll lll Nantes lll lll lll lll Nice lll 20a. Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Rennes Rennes lll lll 20b. Université de Rennes 1 Rennes lll lll lll 20c. Université de Rennes 2 (Haute-Bretagne) Rennes lll lll lll 21. Université de Saint-Étienne (Jean Monnet) Saint-Étienne lll lll 15. Université de Lille III (Charles de Gaulle) 16. Université du Maine 17. Université de Montpellier III (Paul Valéry) 18. Université de Nantes 19. Université de Nice (Sophia Antipolis) 22. Université de Savoie Chambéry lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll Study Abroad Fairytale Adventure in Germany Alma mater to the Brothers Grimm (the guys who wrote Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood), Philipps-Universität Marburg is nestled along a river in a medieval city. But according to ISEP student and economics major Joseph Hart, studying abroad in Marburg is even better than a fairytale: “Being able to put my German speaking skills to the test was great, but being able to travel around Europe from a central location in Germany was the most positive thing. It helped me understand many different cultures, sharpened my interpersonal skills, and built up my selfconfidence. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back RIGHT NOW if given the opportunity.” Study French on the Mediterranean Coast “When I was about to quit, I had eight ISEP students encouraging me to keep going. We snowshoed the Alps!” - Aime S. (France) Read more ISEP Student Stories on the ISEP Blog: isepstudyabroad.wordpress.com Perfect your French (and your tan) at the Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier. ISEP’s French Language and Culture Program provides a structured course package in which students can focus on learning French while experiencing the local culture first-hand. The best part? University of Vermont student Wesley Kenney explains: “For me there is no place quite like Montpellier. The people were fantastic, and the city was welcoming and a great place to enjoy a semester, or maybe even your life.” GERMANY BERLIN lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll Ingolstadt lll lll lll 26. Karlshochschule International University Karlsruhe lll lll lll 27. Philipps-Universität Marburg Marburg lll lll Dortmund lll lll Braunschweig lll lll 24. Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen Giessen lll 25a. Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt Eichstätt 25b. Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt 29. Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig 30. Universität Bielefeld lll lll Bielefeld lll lll 31. Universität Trier Trier lll lll 32. Leiden University Leiden lll lll Nijmegen lll lll 33. Radboud University Nijmegen THE NETHERLANDS 34. Tilburg University lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll lll Tilburg lll lll lll lll 35. University of Amsterdam Amsterdam lll lll lll lll 36. VU University Amsterdam Amsterdam lll lll lll lll Bern lll lll lll lll Zürich lll lll lll lll 39. Université de Fribourg Fribourg lll lll lll lll 40. Université de Lausanne Lausanne lll lll lll lll 37. Universität Bern SWITZERLAND 38. Universität Zürich BERN dormitory lll support lll Hannover 28. Technische Universität Dortmund AMSTERDAM special needs lll 23. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover classes intern lll KEY Exchange: l ISEP Direct: l Summer: l graduate volunteer lll location (city) apartment lll Every ISEP Program includes tuition, the support of a local ISEP coordinator, and an on-site orientation. See www.isep.org for more details. homestay excursions WESTERN EUROPE PROGRAM COMPARISONS KEY 35 36 Capital the NETHERLANDS 8 7 23 32 30 33 34 BELGIUM 28 5 University GERMANY 24 31 11 18 # 29 27 15 14 a b c 20 lll 26 25 16 a 1 b 4 10 38 12 FRANCE 9 21 17 40 39 32 37 SWITZERLAND 22 13 6 AUSTRIA 19 western Europe 43 ISEP SUMMER PROGRAMS Photo credit: Mei Ling Chen (Louisiana State University) STUDY IN ENGLISH BELGIUM ITALY Late May – Mid July; $6,500-$7,500 Brussels, a vibrant city for students, is home to a myriad of international organizations and multinational companies such as NATO and the United Nations. Topics include business, communications, and international affairs. Internship opportunities available for academic credit. Early June - Late July; $7,500-$8,500 This exciting six-week Italian Language and Business program is ideal for students wanting to make the most of a summer in Italy. Particular attention in the business component is paid to fashion and design, tourism, agribusiness, art, small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), industrial clusters, and entrepreneurship. In addition, students have the opportunity to study Italian language and delve into the vibrancy of Italian culture. vesalius college Focus on Europe CHINA tsinghua university Summer Service Learning Program Mid July – Early August; $900-$1,000 Students live, learn, and work with a team of Chinese students to provide critical educational resources to the poorest regions of China. Language and culture pre-session offered in Beijing for beginner Chinese students. ESTONIA, RUSSIA & UKRAINE university of tartu The Collapse of Communism and Beyond Late June – Mid July; $4,500-$5,500 Lectures, meetings with diplomats and politicians, and visits to governmental and NGO institutions. One week in each: Tartu, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Kiev, Ukraine. FINLAND university of jyväskylä Summer School in Human Sciences Mid May – Mid June; fee based on home university costs Interdisciplinary courses in education, communication, leadership, management, psychology, and sports management. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students. FINLAND university of oulu Northern Nature and Environmental Studies Late May – Mid August; fee based on home university costs Animal and plant ecology with field courses in aquatic animals, ecological botany, and terrestrial animals at research stations. HUNGARY university of debrecen Modern Hungary and Hungarian Language Study Mid July – Mid August; $3,500-$4,500 Spend four weeks in Hungary experiencing Hungarian culture and learning about Central and Eastern Europe. INDIA university of hyderabad Study in India Program Early June – Mid July; $4,000-$5,000 An interdisciplinary program introducing traditional and modern influences throughout India. Students can choose from electives including anthropology, communications, folk culture, languages, Indian philosophy, or women’s studies. 44 SUMMER PROGRAMS università cattolica del sacro cuore Make it in Italy: Italian Language and Business Food: The Law, its Science, and its Cultural Pleasures Mid June - Mid July; $6,000-$7,000 The Piacenza campus is located in the center of Italy’s food and agricultural heartland, also known as the Italian Food Valley. In this unique course, faculty and distinguished agri-business company managers, including top wine producers, will introduce students to the economic and managerial strategies behind Italian food production. Tasting and facility visits will round out classroom instruction and provide further insight into the importance of maintaining product quality and branding. THE NETHERLANDS university of amsterdam Social Policies and Pragmatic Tolerance in Amsterdam Mid July – Mid August; $4,000-$5,000 This three-week program provides an in-depth study of some of the social policies of the Netherlands. Subjects such as immigration, urban planning, sex work, same sex marriage, drugs, and euthanasia will be addressed by various prominent guest lecturers and educational site visits. THAILAND thammasat university Buddhism and Thai Society Early July – Early August; $4,500-$5,500 Topics include the relationship between Buddhism and Thai history, politics, economics, education, literature, law, arts, and theater. Includes excursions to Ayudhaya, Pimai, Surin, and Chiang Mai. UNITED KINGDOM university of sunderland Creative Arts, Media Arts, and Performing Arts Programs Early July - Late July; $4,500-$5,500 Three exciting summer programs offer students creative outlets for art and design. Workshops, fieldtrips, and classroom learning allow students to foster their skills in performance, media production, and various studio arts disciplines. Each program includes a week in London. History Program Early July - Late July; $4,500-$5,500 Study history, archeology, and culture while spending a summer on the coast of northeast England. Fieldtrips and cultural visits will help bring the course content to life. ISEP Exchange: ISEP Direct: For more information on ISEP Summer Programs visit www.isep.org/summer. #ISEPStudyAbroad: See and share your photos on Instagram! Pgs. 28-31 Pgs. 32-35 Pgs. 40-43 Pgs. 36-39 Pgs. 12-15 Pgs. 24-27 Pgs. 8-11 Pgs. 16-19 “Riding through the streets of Taiwan on the scooter #isepstudyabroad” - Jacqueline G. (Taiwan) Pgs. 20-23 STUDY IN ENGLISH AND HOST LANGUAGE GERMANY KOREA Mid June – Early August; fee based on home university costs Get practical training in engineering, computer science, biosciences, business administration, or communications and learn German! Late June – August; fee based on home university costs Intensive Korean language, East Asian studies, and international business courses. Workshops in calligraphy, martial arts, and more. Excursions included. technische universität braunschweig Science and Engineering Experience ajou university Korean and Asian Studies GERMANY KOREA Mid July – Mid August; $3,000-$4,000 Interdisciplinary program taught in English in business, health, law, ethics, and natural sciences; optional German language study at all levels. Late June – Mid August; fee based on home university costs Korean language course plus lessons in Taekwondo, ceramics, painting, and more. Optional excursions available. justus-liebig-universität giessen International Summer University GERMANY leibniz universität hannover Science and Engineering Research Project and German Language Study yonsei university Korean and East Asian Studies NICARAGUA universidad americana (uam) Green Adventure Program May – August; fee based on home university costs Engineering internship in English; optional German language study at all levels. Mid June - Early August; $4,500-$5,5000 | Early June - Early August; $6,000-$7,000 Learn environmental similarities and differences between the US and Nicaragua, travel to incredible natural settings, and experience the vibrant realities of everyday life — in the safest, most biologically diverse and beautiful Central American country — Nicaragua. International Summer School in Business and Economics TAIWAN July – August; based on home university costs Gain practical experience in economics and business while taking German language and culture courses. Language prerequisite: None GERMANY philipps-universität marburg International Summer University Late July – Late August; $3,500-$4,500 Seminars in German or English in political science, economics, and cultural studies. German language courses available at all levels. providence university Chinese Language, Culture, and Management Late June - Early August; Exchange - fee based on home university costs |Direct - $2,750-$3,750 Surrounded by lush greenery and breathtaking landscapes, this summer program attracts students from across the globe, providing the chance for participants to make lasting friendships both inside the classroom and out. Whether students are working to improve their Mandarin, taking fieldtrips to business enterprises, or participating in many of the region's cultural practices and activities, they are certainly in for a once in a lifetime adventure. ITALY università cattolica del sacro cuore Italian Language and Culture Early June – Early July; $6,500-$7,500 This summer program gives students the opportunity to study Italian culture and take Italian language classes at the beginner and intermediate levels. @UAMGlobal: “Exploring the jungles of #Nicaragua. The #GreenAdventure goes on. #ISEPStudyAbroad” Follow @ISEPStudyAbroad on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag #ISEPStudyAbroad. JAPAN Photo credit: Josh Barnard ARGENTINA Photo credit: Tyler Herron FRANCE Photo credit: Nicole Mattless UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Photo credit: Sara Hamza STUDY A HOST LANGUAGE ARGENTINA CHILE universidad blas pascal Spanish Language and Argentine Culture pontificia universidad católica de valparaíso Spanish Language and Chilean Culture Late June – Early August (Beginner Level); $3,500-$4,000 Early July – Early August (Intermediate Level); $3,500-$4,000 Two program options for intensive language and culture study at the beginner (6 week) or intermediate/advanced (4 week) levels. Mid June – Late July; $4,500-$5,000 Program in Chilean culture and beginning to advanced-level Spanish combines intensive language study with an overview of literature and social and political issues. ARGENTINA COSTA RICA universidad del salvador Intensive Spanish Language Course universidad nacional (una) Spanish Language, Costa Rican Culture, and Community Service Mid June – Mid July; $4,500-$5,000 Experience the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Buenos Aires while strengthening your Spanish skills. Students will receive meaningful coursework and lectures in cinema, tango, and theater along with exciting city tours. Late May – Early July; $3,500-$4,500 Program in Spanish language and Costa Rican culture for beginning, intermediate, and advanced language students; includes community service. BRAZIL université de savoie Intensive Language and Cultural Studies fundação armando alvares penteado (faap) Brazilian Language, History, and Culture Mid June – Late July; $3,500-$4,500 Two program options for intense language and culture study at the beginner or intermediate level. Students with no Portuguese language background but with advanced Spanish skills can apply for intermediate level study. #ISEPStudyAbroad: Share your study abroad photos on Instagram! FRANCE Early June – Mid July; $4,500-$5,500 Intensive French language program at all levels. Opportunity to explore Savoie region and French culture through organized activities and excursions in the Alps. JAPAN nanzan university Intensive Japanese Language Program Early June – Late July; $5,000-$6,000 Nanzan’s six-week intermediate-advanced language program includes courses in Japanese cultural studies and arts (hanga and ikebana), optional excursions, and opportunities to interact with local students. Nanzan is located in Nagoya, one of Japan’s largest cities, offering students endless opportunities for cultural immersion. MEXICO “Skiing on a volcano in the Andes :) “ - Hope R. (Chile) tecnológico de monterrey - monterrey campus Summer School: Regular University Courses Late May – Early July; fee based on home university costs Regular university courses taught in Spanish. Internship options available. Some courses are available in English. SPAIN universidad de almería Spanish Language, and Culture Program July; $4,000-$5,000 Improve your Spanish in the city with the most sunshine in Europe, Almería. Electives include Spanish literature, Spanish society and reality, and Spanish history and culture. Students receive 12 ECTS credits for the program. “Having a great time in Almeria, Spain!” Almeria - Jack C. (Spain) 46 SUMMER PROGRAMS UNITED ARAB EMIRATES american university of sharjah Summer Intensive Arabic Program Early June - Late July; $5,500-$6,500 This 6-week, 6-credit course develops elementary and advanced Arabic language skills through formal classroom instruction and daily conversation practice with a native speaker. Photo credit: Lucia Hernandez (University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez) Recommended Sites for Sophomores Sophomores are students who have completed the equivalent of one year’s worth of college credit when their program begins. These sites are particularly recommended for sophomores. Many other sites also accept sophomores. See the www.isep.org for details. ARGENTINA Universidad Blas Pascal Universidad del Salvador: (PIC- Programa de Inmersión Cultural only) University of Eastern Finland University of Oulu FRANCE American University in Bulgaria Aix-Marseille Université France Business School INSA Lyon Université de Caen Université de Lille III Université de Nantes Université de Picardie Jules Verne Université de Rennes 2 Université de Savoie Université Paul Valéry Brazil GERMANY AUSTRIA Johannes Kepler Universität Linz Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz Technische Universität Graz BOTSWANA University of Botswana BULGARIA Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado CANADA Brock University Laurentian University Thompson Rivers University University of Regina CHILE Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso: (English and beginner Spanish program only) CHINA Sichuan University – Pacific Lutheran University COSTA RICA Universidad Nacional CZECH REPUBLIC Masaryk University DENMARK Aalborg University FIJI University of the South Pacific FINLAND Åbo Akademi University University of Turku Justus-Liebig-Univ Giessen Karlshochschule International University Katholische Univ Eichstätt Marburg Universität TU Braunschweig TU Dortmund Universität Trier MEXICO Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) Tecnológico de Monterrey-Monterrey Campus Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM) Universidad Regiomontana Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) NORWAY University of Nordland POLAND University of Wrocław SOUTH AFRICA University of Johannesburg SPAIN Universidad de Murcia Universidad Pública de Navarra Universidad de Vigo SWEDEN University of Ghana Linnaeus University Mälardalen University Södertörn University HUNGARY SWITZERLAND GHANA University of Debrecen ICELAND Université de Fribourg Université de Lausanne University of Iceland TaIWAN INDonesia Providence University BINUS University THAILAND ITALY Thammasat University Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore UNITED KINGDOM KOREA Edinburgh Napier University University of Bradford University of Central Lancashire University of Chester University of East London University of Sunderland University of Ulster Ajou University Ewha Womans University Keimyung University 47 ISEP DIRECT PROGRAMS — dates and costs The estimated costs for 2014-2015 ISEP Direct Programs are in the chart below. Additional program details are in this catalog and available online at www.isep.org/direct. ISEP Direct Program ARGENTINA Universidad Blas Pascal Universidad Católica de Córdoba Universidad de Palermo Universidad del Salvador (PIC) Universidad del Salvador (General) AUSTRALIA La Trobe University Macquarie University RMIT University University of Canberra University of Southern Queensland University of Western Sydney BELGIUM Vesalius College BOTSWANA University of Botswana BRAZIL FAAP (Extensive Portuguese Course) FAAP (English) FAAP (General) BULGARIA American University in Bulgaria CANADA Brock University Laurentian University Thomson Rivers University CHILE PUC Valparaíso (General) PUC Valparaíso (Intro. to Spanish) PUC Valparaíso (Cultural Studies) CHINA Sichuan University COSTA RICA Universidad Nacional CZECH REPUBLIC Masaryk Univeristy (CESP) Masaryk University (TESOL) ESTONIA University of Tartu (Russian Studies) University of Tartu (Baltic Studies) University of Tartu (Law) University of Tartu (EU-Russian Studies) 48 isep direct PROGRAMS Full Year Program Dates Fall Semester Spring Semester Program Dates Cost Range Program Dates Cost Range Feb-Nov $17,000-$18,000 Feb-Nov $22,000-$23,000 Feb-Nov $25,000-$26,000 Program not offered. Feb-Nov $22,000-$23,000 July-Nov July-Nov July-Nov July-Nov July-Nov $9,500-$10,500 $13,000-$14,000 $13,000-$14,000 $12,500-$13,500 $12,000-$13,000 Feb-June Feb-June Feb-June Feb-June Feb-June $10,000-$11,000 $14,000-$15,000 $14,000-$15,000 $13,500-$14,500 $12,500-$13,500 July-June July-June July-June July-June July-June July-June $35,000-$36,000 $29,000-$30,000 $37,500-$38,500 $27,500-$28,500 $28,500-29,500 $24,000-$25,000 July-Nov July-Nov July-Nov July-Nov July-Nov July-Nov $18,500-$19,500 $16,000-$17,000 $19,500-$20,500 $15,000-$16,000 $15,500-$16,500 $13,000-$14,000 Feb-June Feb-June Feb-June Feb-June Feb-June Feb-June $20,500-$21,500 $16,500-$17,500 $19,500-$20,500 $17,000-$18,000 $16,00-$17,000 $14,000-$15,000 Aug.-May $18,500-$19,500 Aug.-Dec. $11,000-$12,000 Jan.-May $11,000-$12,000 July-May $17,000-$18,000 July-Nov. $10,000-$11,000 Jan.-May $10,000-$11,000 Aug-June $22,500-$23,500 Program not offered. Aug-June $27,000-$28,000 Aug.-Dec. Aug.-Dec. Aug.-Dec. $12,500-$13,500 $12,700-$13,000 $14,500-$15,500 Feb.-June Feb.-June Feb.-June $12,000-$13,000 $12,700-$13,000 $14,500-$15,500 Aug.-May $14,000-$15,000 Aug.-Dec. $8,500-$9,500 Jan.-May $8,500-$9,500 Sept.-June Sept.-June Sept.-June $30,000-31,000 $16,000-$17,000 $25,000-$26,000 Sept.-Dec Sept.-Dec Sept.-Dec $16,500-$17,500 $9,500-$10,500 $14,000-$15,000 Jan.-June Jan.-June Jan.-June $16,500-$17,500 $9,500-$10,500 $14,000-$15,000 July-June $18,000-$19,000 Program not offered. Program not offered. July-Dec July-Dec July-Dec $9,500-$10,500 $9,500-$10,500 $9,500-$10,500 Aug.-May $23,000-$24,000 Aug.-Dec. $13,500-$14,500 Feb.-May $12,000-$13,000 July-June $18,500-$19,500 July-Dec. $9,500-$10,500 Jan.-June $9,500-$10,500 Sept.-May Sept.-May $15,000-$16,000 $15,000-$16,000 Sept.-Dec. Sept.-Dec. $8,500-$9,500 $8,500-$9,500 Feb.-May Feb.-May $8,500-$9,500 $8,500-$9,500 Aug.-June $9,500-$10,500 Aug.-June $10,500-$11,500 Program not offered. Aug.-June $10,500-$11,500 Aug.-Jan. Aug.-Jan. Aug.-Jan. Aug.-Jan. $6,000-$7,000 $6,500-$7,500 $5,000-$6,000 $6,500-$7,500 Feb.-June $6,000-$7,000 Feb.-June $6,500-$7,500 Program not offered. Feb.-June $6,500-$7,500 Cost Range March-June $9,500-$10,500 March-June $9,500-$10,500 Program not offered. For program application deadlines, see your home coordinator or visit www.isep.org. ISEP Direct Program FIJI University of the South Pacific FRANCE Université de Montpellier III Université de Savoie GERMANY Philipps - Universität Marburg GHANA University of Ghana INDIA University of Hyderabad INDONESIA BINUS University ITALY Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Università degli Studi di Pavia Università degli Studi di Urbino JAPAN Kansai Gaidai University Tokyo International University Toyo University MALTA University of Malta NETHERLANDS University of Amsterdam Leiden University NEW ZEALAND Massey University - Auckland Massey University - Palmerston North Massey University - Wellington NICARAGUA Universidad Americana SOUTH AFRICA University of Johannesburg SPAIN Universidad de Murcia Universidad Pública de Navarra THAILAND Thammasat University UNITED ARAB EMIRATES American University of Sharjah UNITED KINGDOM Edinburgh Napier University Univeristy of Chester University of Central Lancashire University of Plymouth University of Sunderland University of Ulster URUGUAY Universidad Católica del Uruguay Full Year Program Dates Fall Semester Cost Range Program Dates July-June $24,500-$25,500 Sept.-May Sept.-Apr. Spring Semester Cost Range Program Dates Cost Range July-Nov. $12,500-$13,500 Feb.-June $13,000-$14,000 $15,500-$16,500 $15,500-$16,500 Sept.-Dec. Sept.-Dec. $9,000-$10,000 $9,000-$10,000 Jan.-May Jan.-Apr. $9,000-$10,000 $9,000-$10,000 Sept.-June $15,500-$16,500 Sept.-Dec. $9,000-$10,000 March-June $9,000-$10,000 Aug.--May $19,000-$20,000 Aug.-Dec. $10,500-$11,500 Jan.-May $10,500-$11,500 July-April $15,500-$16,500 July-Dec. $9,000-$10,000 Jan.-May $9,000-$10,000 Sept.-July $18,500-$19,500 Sept.-Feb. $10,500-$11,500 Feb.-July $10,500-$11,500 Sept.-May Sept.-July Sept.-June $25,000-$26,000 $14,500-$15,500 $18,000-$19,000 Sept.-Dec. Sept.-Feb. Sept.-Jan. $14,500-$15,500 $8,500-$9,500 $10,500-$11,500 Feb.-May Feb.-July Feb.-June $14,500-$15,500 $8,500-$9,500 $10,500-$11,500 Aug.-June $35,000-$36,000 Program not offered. Sept.-Aug. $27,500-$28,500 Aug.-Dec. $18,500-$19,500 Sept.-Dec. $15,000-$16,000 Program not offered. Jan.-June $18,500-$19,500 March-July $15,000-$16,000 Program not offered. Sept.-June $27,000-$28,000 Sept.-Feb. $14,500-$15,500 Feb.-June $14,500-$15,500 Aug.-July Aug.-June $18,500-$19,500 $30,000-$31,000 Aug.-Jan. Aug.-Jan. $10,000-$11,000 $11,500-$12,500 Jan.-July Jan.-June $10,000-$11,000 $11,500-$12,500 July-June July-June July-June $31,500-$32,500 $27,000-$28,000 $30,500-$31,500 July-Nov July-Nov July-Nov $16,500-$17,500 $14,500-$15,500 $16,000-$17,000 Feb.-June Feb.-June Feb.-June $17,000-$18,000 $15,500-$16,500 $16,500-$17,500 Aug-June $17,000-$18,000 Aug-Dec $9,500-$10,500 Feb-June $10,000-$11,000 July-June $14,000-$15,000 July-Nov. $8,000-$9,000 Jan.-June $8,000-$9,000 Sept.-June $18,500-$19,500 Program not offered. Sept.-Dec. Aug. $11,000-$12,000 $2,500-$3,500 Jan.-June Jan. $11,000-$12,000 $2,500-$3,500 Aug.-May $17,500-$18,500 Aug.-Dec. $10,500-$11,500 Jan.-May $10,500-$11,500 Aug.-May $25,500-$26,500 Aug.-Dec. $14,000-$15,000 Jan.-May $14,000-$15,000 Sept.-May Sept.-June Sept.-May Sept.-June Sept.-June Sept.-May $23,500-$24,500 $27,000-$28,000 $25,500-$26,000 $17,000-$18,000 $20,000-#21,000 $23,000-$24,000 Sept.- Dec. Sept. -Dec. Sept.- Dec. Sept. -Dec. Sept. -Dec. Sept.- Dec. $13,500-$14,500 $15,000-$16,000 $13,500-$14,500 $9,500-$10,500 $11,500-$12,500 $12,500-$13,500 Jan.-May Jan.-June Jan.-May Jan- June Jan- June Jan.-May $13,500-$14,500 $15,000-$16,000 $13,500-$14,500 $9,500-$10,500 $11,500-$12,500 $12,500-$13,500 July-June $15,000-$16,000 July-Dec. $8,500-$9,500 March-June $9,500-$10,500 For program application deadlines, see your home coordinator or visit www.isep.org. isep direct PROGRAMS 49 french Language Guide Self-advising guide: Start with the minimum number of university-level language semesters required (SM). E = ISEP Exchange available E* = ISEP Exchange limited space D = ISEP Direct available SM Country 0 Institution Courses During Program Pre-Session Options D 7 week summer intensive French program offered at all language levels Not offered Univ. de Savoie D Semester or full-year intensive language and culture program for all levels Not offered FRANCE France Business School E* Regular university courses in English (0 SM required) or French (4 SM required). Language support courses for all levels included. Included in benefits FRANCE Univ. de Caen E* Full-time language and culture program included (0 SM required); 3 hours per week for students not in language program included (4 SM required) Not offered INSA Lyon E Programs available in English (0 SM required) and French (6 SM required). 2 hours per week intensive French language course included. Included in benefits Fall only; available in Spring for fee Available for fee FRANCE Univ. de Savoie Summer 0 FRANCE 0/4 0/4 0/6 FRANCE E/D 2 FRANCE Univ. Paul Valéry (Montpellier III) D Semester or full-year intensive language and culture program; must have some French for greatest benefits from program 2/4 FRANCE Aix-Marseille Université E* Full-time language and literature studies (2 SM required); students cannot cross-register in other Available for fee departments if taking language program; 4 SM required for students taking regular university courses 2/4 FRANCE Univ. de Saint-Etienne E Full-time language and culture program in fall included (2 SM required); Up to 3 hours per week French culture included for students taking regular university courses in Spring (4 SM required) 3/4 FRANCE Univ. de Lille III E* Option to take mixture of regular university courses in english and French (3 SM required); 2 hours per week language course during academic year; options in translation and comparative Included in benefits grammar classes; tandem language program and language center resources available; all included 3/4 FRANCE Univ. de Nantes E* Full-time language and culture program included for 1 semester (3 SM required); full-year students may take intensive language and culture courses during Fall and regular courses (4 SM required) during Spring Included in benefits (Fall only) 4 CANADA Laurentian Univ. E* Anglophone students must complete 4 semesters of French courses to enroll in courses marked “FREN”; Francophone students may enroll in “FRAN” courses Not offered 4 FRANCE Rennes-IEP E* 2 hours per week for non-native speakers. Beginner courses not provided; full-year students needing more language can take intensive French at Rennes 2 in fall for additional fee. 2 week intensive French program mandatory; Included in benefits 4 FRANCE Univ. d’Angers E Language, literature, and culture classes in addition to regular university courses Not offered 4 FRANCE Univ. de Franche-Comté E 4 hours per week of French language courses included in benefits Available for fee 4 FRANCE Univ. Pierre Mendès France (Grenoble II) E 2 hours per week support course included for 1 semester Available for fee 4 FRANCE Univ. de la Réunion E French as a foreign language course and a translation course throughout the year; class in Créole language and culture offered; language courses are not designed to be a full course load; all included Available for fee 4 FRANCE Univ. de Picardie Jules Verne E 8 hours per week intermediate–advanced courses included Not offered 4 FRANCE Univ. de Rennes 1 E 4 hours per week oral/written language at Rennes 2 included for 1 semester; full-year students needing more language can take intensive French at Rennes 2 for additional fee Not offered 4 FRANCE Univ. de Rennes 2 E* 4 hours per week included for 1 semester; further classes available at an additional cost; full-time intermediate–advanced language and culture program in Spring included Not offered 4 FRANCE Univ. de Savoie E 2-6 hours per week language and civilization each semester included Not offered 4 FRANCE Univ. des Antilles/Guyane E 2 hours per week course offered at each campus included Not offered 4 FRANCE Univ. du Havre E Non-intensive, intermediate course for 3 hours per week included Included in benefits 4 FRANCE Univ. du Maine E Depending on level, up to 4 hours per week language instruction; may also take 1 hour per week translation course for English speakers; other language classes such as syntax and linguistics available but not tailored to foreign students; all included Not offered 4 FRANCE Univ. Paul Valéry (Montpellier III) E* French culture courses may be offered by the international relations office in addition to regular classes if space is available Available for fee 4 SWITZERLAND Univ. de Fribourg E* 4–8 hours per week for advanced-beginner, intermediate, or advanced students included Not offered 4 SWITZERLAND Univ. de Lausanne E* Intermediate–advanced courses in language and civilization available full time or in conjunction with 1–2 regular university courses during both semesters Available for fee 5 FRANCE Univ. de Nice 50 E 1.5 hours per week French language course included for 10 weeks Available for fee Available for fee german Language Guide Self-advising guide: Start with the minimum number of university-level language semesters required (SM). E = ISEP Exchange available E* = ISEP Exchange limited space D = ISEP Direct available SM Country Institution E/D Courses During Program Pre-Session Options 0 AUSTRIA KFU Graz E 2 hours per week of language study included (beginner to advanced); additional language at a reduced rate; students wanting to take all courses taught in German need at least 4 semesters of German 0 AUSTRIA TU Graz E 2 hours per week of language study included (beginner to advanced); additional language at a reduced rate; students with less than 3 semesters of German must take at least 1 intensive German course 3 weeks (Sept & Feb) beginner to advanced; housing included; reduced tuition; meals not included 0 AUSTRIA JKU Linz E 2–8 hours per week of intensive language study included (beginner to advanced) 3 weeks (Sept), 2 weeks (Feb); tuition, housing, and meals included 0 GERMANY TU Braunschweig Summer E 7 week science and engineering experience plus German language course Not applicable 0 GERMANY U Giessen Summer D 4 week summer program plus German language at all levels Not applicable 0 GERMANY U Hannover Summer E 11 week summer internship in engineering plus German language course or summer business and economic program Not applicable 0 GERMANY U Marburg Summer D 4 week German language, culture, and politics programs (ISU) offered in summer; German language at all levels Not applicable 0 GERMANY Karlshochschule E 4 hours per week language of study included at all levels Not applicable 0 GERMANY U Hannover E Intermediate to advanced language courses included Housing, meals included. Tuition not included. 0 GERMANY U Marburg D German language, culture, and subject courses offered in fall and spring; German language at all levels 4 weeks fall and spring, included in benefits 0 GERMANY TU Dortmund E Language courses at all levels included 4 week course; tuition included; housing and meals not included 0 SWITZERLAND U Zürich E 1–2 courses in German as a foreign language included Pre-session is offered for an additional fee 0 SWITZERLAND U Bern E 1 or 2 language courses (intermediate to advanced) included Pre-session German course for students at intermediate or advanced levels included 0/1 GERMANY U Eichstätt - Ingolstadt E Language courses throughout the year included (intermediate to advanced) 2–3 wks at all levels (April & Oct.); housing and meals included from April 1 & Oct. 1. Tuition not included. 1 GERMANY U Trier E Language courses at all levels included 3 wks language/orientation (Oct. & April); tuition, housing included; meals not included 2 AUSTRIA U Salzburg E 6 hours per week of language study plus 1 hours per week lab included (beginner to advanced) Fee-paid courses through a private provider 2 GERMANY U Giessen E 4 hours per week of language study (all levels) included 4 weeks, intermediate, fee-paid (Sept.); 3 weeks, intermediate, fee-waiver discussed annually (March/April); additional fee-paid courses through the international office (all levels) 3 GERMANY TU Braunschweig E 6–9 hours per weekof language study included (intermediate to advanced) 6 week intensive language and culture course on exchange basis (July–Sept.); 4 wks fee-paid (late Sept.); intermediate to advanced 3 GERMANY U Bielefeld E 6-10 hours per week of language study (beginner and advanced) included; fall and spring 20 hours per week for 3 week language course, (Mar/April) 20 hours per week for 4 week language course, (Sept/Oct). Included in benefits 3 GERMANY U Marburg E Fee-paid language courses available at all levels; highly advanced language courses included through university language center 4 week fall and spring fee-paid program at all levels through the universities language center 4 SWITZERLAND U Fribourg E* 4–8 hours per week of language study (advanced-beginner, intermediate, and advanced) included Not offered 3 weeks (Sept & Feb) beginner to advanced; housing included; reduced tuition; meals not included 51 Spanish Language Guide Self-advising guide: Start with the minimum number of university-level language semesters required (SM). E = ISEP Exchange available E* = ISEP Exchange limited space D = ISEP Direct available Courses During Program Pre-Session Options D 4 week language (all levels) and Argentine culture program Not applicable PUC Valparaíso D Beginner Spanish courses and courses in English Not applicable CHILE PUC Valparaíso - Summer D 6 week language (all levels) and Chilean culture program Not applicable 0 MEXICO Tec. de Monterrey - Semester E Spanish language courses at all levels included Not applicable 0 MEXICO ITESO E Intensive language courses offered at all levels Not offered 0 MEXICO UDEM Semester E Spanish language courses at all levels included Not applicable 0 MEXICO UPAEP E Spanish language courses available at all levels Available at reduced fees Included in benefits SM Country Institution E/D 0 ARGENTINA Univ. del Salvador 0 CHILE 0 2 ARGENTINA Univ. del Salvador - Summer D Full-time language and culture - PIC: Full Cultural Immersion Spanish program at the beginner level ONLY; students should have had no more than 3 previous semesters 2 ARGENTINA Univ. Blas Pascal Summer D 4 week (intermediate, advanced) or 6-week (beginner) language and Argentine culture program Not applicable 2 COSTA RICA UNA Summer D 6 week language (all levels), Costa Rican culture and community service program Not applicable 2 MEXICO Univ. Regiomontana E Spanish language courses at all levels included Available for fee 2 MEXICO Univ. de Guanajuato E Spanish as a Second Language courses included in ISEP benefits for full year students only. Semester students need 4+ semesters Available for fee 2 NICARAGUA Univ. Americana (UAM) Spanish as a second language and regular classes in English (included for ISEP Direct and may be included for ISEP Exchange) Not offered 2 SPAIN Univ. de Almería 4 week summer language (all levels), language and culture Not applicable 3 SPAIN Univ. Pública de Navarra 4 ARGENTINA Univ. Blas Pascal CHILE Univ. Católica del Norte 4 D,E D D E*, D E Not applicable Available for fee Spanish language course offered with regular courses (included) Available for fee All students required to take 3 hours per week intermediate or advanced course (included); intermediate-level students may take tutoring (not included) Available for fee (Fall only) 4 COSTA RICA UNA 4 MEXICO Tec. de Monterrey - Summer E Regular university courses in Spanish Not offered 4 MEXICO Univ. La Salle E Intensive and semi-intensive language courses offered at an additional cost Available for fee 4 PUERTO RICO UPR - Mayagüez- Int'l E No Spanish as a Second Language courses offered Not offered 4 PUERTO RICO UPR - Río Piedras- Int'l E Some Spanish as a Second Language courses may be available; not included Not offered 4 SPAIN Univ. de Almería E One language course included each semester. Some courses in English Not offered 4 SPAIN Univ. de Murcia D Full-time Spanish language (intermediate or advanced) and culture program Not offered 4 SPAIN Univ. Rovira i Virgili E Spanish courses available at a reduced fee; Catalan course included. Not offered 5 ARGENTINA Univ. Católica de Córdoba E*, D 1 non-intensive Spanish as a Second Language course (intermediate, advanced) included Not offered 5 ARGENTINA Univ. de Palermo E*, D 1 non-intensive Spanish as a Second Language course (intermediate, advanced) included Not offered Univ. del Salvador E*, D 1 non-intensive Spanish as a Second Language course (high intermediate, advanced) included Available for fee E, D 5 ARGENTINA E*, D ISEP Direct Bridge Program: 3 week intensive language courses to prepare for ISEP Exchange, or a short-term program 1 non-intensive Spanish as a Second Language course (high intermediate, advanced) included 5 CHILE PUC Valparaíso Spanish language support courses included Available for fee 5 CHILE Univ. Técnica Federico Santa María E Spanish language course offered with regular courses (included) Available for fee 5 COLOMBIA Univ. Icesi E 1 non-intensive course (intermediate, advanced) and individual tutoring (intermediate, advanced) offered Not offered 5 SPAIN Univ. Pública de Navarra E 1 non-intensive course per semester, included. Some courses in English Included in benefits 5 SPAIN Univ. Alfonso X el Sabio E One 3 hour language course per semester included Not offered 5 SPAIN Univ. Vigo 5 URUGUAY Univ. Católica del Uruguay 6 CHILE PUC Valparaíso 6 SPAIN 6 6 Language courses available at a discounted cost Available for fee 1 intensive Spanish as a Second Language course (intermediate, advanced) included Available for fee D ISEP Direct Contemporary Latin American Studies program. Language courses not available. Only offered in Fall Available for fee Univ. Complutense E* Language courses available; not included Tuition included SPAIN Univ. de Málaga E* Language courses available; not included Tuition included SPAIN Univ. de Murcia E, D Language courses available; not included Included in benefits 6 SPAIN Univ. de Santiago de Compostela E Language courses available; not included Available for fee 6 SPAIN Univ. de les Illes Balears E 1 Spanish course available at a reduced fee; and 1 Catalán (non-credit) included Available for fee 52 E E*, D aDDITIONAL Languages Guide Self-advising guide: Start with the minimum number of university-level language semesters required (SM). E = ISEP Exchange available E* = ISEP Exchange limited space D = ISEP Direct available Arabic LANGUAGE GUIDE SM Country Institution 0 Morocco Al Akhawayn University 0 UAE AUS E/D Courses During Program Pre-Session Options E All courses taught in English plus 1-2 Intensive Arabic Courses Not applicable E, D All courses taught in English plus 1-2 Intensive Arabic Courses Not applicable E/D Courses During Program CHINESE LANGUAGE GUIDE SM Country Institution Pre-Session Options 0 CHINA jufe E Chinese language courses plus business courses in English Not applicable 0 CHINA Sichuan-PLU D Chinese language courses plus a variety of English options Not applicable 0 CHINA Southwest Univ. E Chinese language courses plus a variety of English options Not applicable 0 HONG KONG CUHK E* Take up to 6 credits of Chinese language Not applicable 0 TAIWAN Providence Univ. E All students take 2 credits of Chinese. Additional credits available for a fee Available for fee Italian LANGUAGE GUIDE SM Country Institution E/D Courses During Program 2 ITALY Urbino E, D All courses taught in Italian 4 ITALY Sacro Cuore E, D All courses taught in Italian, English only program also available 4 ITALY Trieste 4 ITALY Pavia Pre-Session Options Available as part of benefits (fall only) Available for fee (included in Direct program) E All courses taught in Italian Not applicable E, D All courses taught in Italian Available for fee jAPANESE LANGUAGE GUIDE SM Country Institution E/D Courses During Program Pre-Session Options 0 JAPAN Nanzan E* Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) is an intensive language program; English courses in other fields available; Semester and Summer 0 JAPAN Rikkyo Univ. E Japanese language courses available at all levels; some English courses available Not available 0 JAPAN Ritsumeikan Univ. E* Intensive Japanese language courses for all levels offered. Students choose between Language, Culture, and Business track Not available 0 JAPAN Tokyo International E*, D Intensive Japanese language courses for all levels offered in addition to regular classes—12 hours per week; Semester only. Beginners should apply for Fall Not available 1 JAPAN Toyo E, D Japanese Language/Culture Courses (NEST program)—total of 12 courses and 22 credits per year. Students can enroll in regular courses taught in English or in Japanese with English assistance; Full Year only Not available 1 JAPAN Kansai Gaidai E*, D Asian Studies Program has rigorous Japanese language component plus English elective component; Exchange: Semester only; Direct: Semester or Semester or Full Year Not available 1 JAPAN Chukyo E Japanese language courses available at all levels; some English courses available Not available 2 JAPAN Nihon-Mishima E Designed for students with intermediate to advanced Japanese proficiency; some English courses available Not available Not available Portuguese LANGUAGE GUIDE SM Country Institution E/D Courses During Program Pre-Session Options 0 Brazil FAAP D Extensive Portuguese Language Course (18-19 weeks). This program includes classes in beginner or intermediate Portuguese, as well as Brazilian history and culture. Only available to advanced Spanish speakers (for a fee) 0 Brazil FAAP Summer D 5 week language (beginner and intermediate) and culture courses Not available Tuition included in benefits (housing and meals separate) 0 Brazil FAAP E, D Students who are either native Spanish speakers or are at an advanced level of Spanish can take regular semester courses in Portuguese. Students must enroll in the pre-session Portuguese language course prior to the start of the semester. 4 Brazil FAAP E, D Students who have taken a minimum of 4 semesters of Portuguese can take regular semester courses in Portuguese. Pre-session Portuguese language course is recommended prior to the start of the semester. Tuition included in benefits (housing and meals separate) Portugal Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias In order to apply, non-native Portuguese speakers must have completed one of the following prior to beginning the program: 1. A minimum of 4 semesters of university-level Portuguese or the equivalent, 2. A combined minimum of 4 semesters of university-level Portuguese and Spanish or the equivalent, 3. A minimum of 5 or more semesters of university-level Spanish or the equivalent. Portuguese language courses are offered in addition to regular classes during the Academic Year and Semester. Included in benefits 4 E 53 The Isep Network — u.s. 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