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ISEP: A Worldwide Network for International Education

Active Areas:

Educational Exchange, Higher Education, International Visitors

Age Groups:

Young Adults (18 – 24 years), Families

Countries Served:



1655 N Fort Myer Drive, Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22209, USA


Phone: (703) 504-9960
[email protected]

ISEP is a network of over 300 colleges and universities in 50 countries cooperating to provide affordable access to international education for a diverse student population. ISEP students gain intercultural competence through integration into their host institution and host culture while exploring the international dimensions of their academic field.

  • ISEP facilitates student mobility for academic and cross-cultural learning through its worldwide membership network of higher education institutions. ISEP will be a recognized world leader in international student mobility.

  • ISEP-Exchange
    Each outbound participant pays the cost of an academic term (tuition, housing and meals) at the home institution and for every student sent abroad the institution receives one in return. ISEP facilitates exchanges between our members world wide and manages the exchange balances.

    Fee-paid study-abroad programs at member institutions, open to all ISEP-Direct and ISEP-Exchange members; participants pay a fee to ISEP, which covers the host institution’s program cost.




  • Established in 1979 under authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act as the International Student Exchange Program at Georgetown University, ISEP was supported by a grant from the (former) United States Information Agency until 1996.  In 1997, ISEP was incorporated as an independent organization.