International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)

International Student Exchange Programs allows Hendrix students to choose from over 150 colleges and universities worldwide.

If you plan to study abroad through ISEP in Spring 2015, your application is due Friday, August 22nd, by 5:00 p.m.


ISEP is a nonprofit organization which manages the multilateral exchange of students worldwide. It is possible, through ISEP, to study abroad at over 150 different institutions in more than 50 countries, covering all six inhabited continents.

For a complete list of host institutions, go to or look through an ISEP catalog available from the Office of International Programs, located in Buhler Hall. 

Coursework  Language  Grades/Credits  Costs 
Financial Aid  Visas  Lodging/Meals  Academic Calendar 
harry potterCoursework

Because Hendrix students essentially become enrolled in the host institution, the full range of course offerings are typically available (although some universities do limit the courses that international students may take). The ISEP website and catalog have a list indicating which disciplines can be studied at each host university. Arrow 

Language of Instruction

Some ISEP member institutions, notably those found in France, Germany, and Spain (as well as in other countries), require significant prior college coursework in the host-country language. Students may also attend universities in English-speaking countries. Additionally, dozens of universities in non-English speaking countries offer courses in English. It is also possible to study the host-country language at many institutions. Arrow


Grades appear on each student’s transcript but do NOT figure into the cumulative GPA. Students must earn the equivalent of a “C” or better to be awarded transfer credit. Arrow


ISEP has two programs: Exchange and Direct. Hendrix students who participate through ISEP-Exchange pay regular Hendrix tuition, room, and board.  Students participating in ISEP-Direct will pay the tuition, room, and board of their host universities. All students are responsible for their own travel costs, spending money, and visa fees (if any). Arrow

Financial Aid

Normally, all financial aid applies, including Hendrix scholarships, for ISEP-Exchange programs. However, only federal and state aid can be used for ISEP-Direct programs. Students are encouraged to verify their situation through the Hendrix Financial Aid Office. Arrow 


Visa requirements vary from country to country. ISEP and the Office of International Programs will help with individual student needs. Arrow

desert Lodging/Meals

 Normally, students are housed in dorms and  receive a meal stipend. However, this depends  upon the host institution. In some cases it is  possible to live with a host family or in a private  apartment, or to participate in a cafeteria-based  meal plan. For specifics, check ISEP  website for room and board  options at each  host institution. Arrow

 Academic Calendar

 In almost all cases, students can study abroad  during the fall semester, spring semester, or  both. Arrow

 For More Information

 International Student Exchange Programs  (