Office of International Education

Study Abroad with ISEP

IPFW is a member of ISEP, an international network of more than 340 universities. Because IPFW is a part of the ISEP Network, you have access to over 150+ international sites for semester, summer and academic year programs of study.

ISEP programs are designed to be fully-immersive. Because there are so many programs to choose from and they are only available to students in the ISEP Network, chances are that on an ISEP program you will be with only a small amount of students from your own country, and most likely — the only one from your university. It will truly be an international experience, where you’ll live like a local!

ISEP offers programs with two different types of fees:

ISEP Exchange: The program fee is based on IPFW’s tuition, fees, room, and board. Placement depends on space available at the host university. ISEP has rolling admissions, but preference is given to students who apply by the priority application deadline. The ISEP priority application deadline for IPFW is September 8 for spring programs and February 8 for fall/academic year programs. [Summer deadlines vary.]

ISEP Direct: The program fee is based on the host university’s fees/University Name’s tuition,fees, room, and board and is typically inclusive of tuition and fees, room, and board. Placement is not dependent upon space available; therefore, you have a higher chance of acceptance at your top choice, and most universities accept applications until mid-November (spring enrollment) and April (fall enrollment). Please consult the ISEP website for site-specific ISEP Direct deadlines.

For more information about ISEP program options and university members, please visit the ISEP website: and make an appointment with the Study Abroad Advisor (WU 145) to discuss options further.


  • Immersion experience
  • Affordable
  • Tuition, room, and board included in price
  • Access to a wide range of coursesISEP
  • Internationalizes your campus

Where Can I go?

Financial Matters


  • Completed at least two full semesters on a college campus
  • Full time IPFW student in good academic and social standing
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • Have the personal maturity needed to study abroad

How to Apply

         Priority Deadline:

        Fall and Academic Year: February 8

        Spring : August 25

  Summer: Varies by program

Students are eligible to apply for programs after the priority deadline based on availability