PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

ISEP students immerse themselves in American culture and daily life by taking university classes with local students and living in a residence hall on campus. The university has an active student body, and ISEP students can participate in sports teams, cultural activities and student groups. All incoming exchange students will be matched with a local "buddy" to help them adjust to life at LRU and in the United States. While studying at LRU, students will have many opportunities to explore the city and surrounding areas. Each semester, the International Office organizes three free field trips to cities such as Charlotte, Boone, and Asheville and students will have the chance to attend hockey matches, NFL games, go skiing, and more.

Experience a week in the life of an exchange student at LR through the lens of one of our most recent ISEP students!

 

LIVE

Live in a fully furnished room in a campus residence hall with a shared common area alongside a friendly and diverse student community. Enjoy accommodation amenities including free laundry facilities, computer labs, lounging areas, and a kitchen. International students are automatically placed into the Global Village Residential Learning Community. The Global Village  promotes meaningful interaction between students, across cultural difference, in a brave and hospitable living space in which residents approach their fellow community members with curiosity, patience and hospitality. The community houses exchange students, other international degree-seeking students, U.S. students that are study abroad returnees, and other U.S. students who want to build relationships with culturally diverse people. 

DINE

Lenoir-Rhyne students enjoy an unlimited meal plan that can be used in the dining hall. Students can also use Bear Bucks (cash placed on their meal cards) to purchase food at the other dining locations on campus, such as Joe's Coffee, Chick-Fil-A, and the Sandwich Shack. More information about dining services can be found here.

*Calendar Year students are not eligible for ISEP housing and meal benefits over the summer break.

 

THRIVE

 

Lenoir-Rhyne supports a student community with international students from over 30 countries. Academic services are available to help you acclimate to a new learning environment, including one-on-one academic peer advising and academic support services such as tutoring, a writing center, a speech lab, and more. Resources are available for mental wellbeing and disability accommodations.

Program Website

Course Description

For a complete listing of courses offered, go to the Registrar's Office web-page and look at either the undergraduate or graduate catalog. Please note that not all courses are offered both semesters, so the Website for Course Availability link should be used to find current course offerings. Courses can be found by either typing in keywords or using course codes found in the catalog, such as "BUS" for business courses. Make sure to select the appropriate period or term when searching.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Gretchen McCarthy 703-504-9980 | gmccarthy@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Opening its doors in 1891 to 12 students, Lenoir-Rhyne University was founded with the vision of providing a sound education while also developing the whole person. Lenoir-Rhyne has since grown...

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

    United States Studies

  • Biology: Recommended!

    Anatomy Animal Physiology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Genetics Microbiology and Immunology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Management Information Systems Marketing Organizational Leadership

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Digital Communication and Media Intercultural Communication Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Photojournalism Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences: Recommended!

    Computer and IT Support Services Computer Applications Programming Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Informatics

  • Engineering

  • English Language and Literature: Recommended!

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature Writing

  • Health Sciences: Recommended!

    Community Health Services/Counseling Nutrition Sciences

  • History:

    American History (United States) Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology Ancient Studies/Civilizations Asian History European History Medieval and Renaissance Studies

  • Human Services:

    Community Organization and Advocacy Social Work

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Law/Criminal Justice: Recommended!

    Business Law Corrections Corrections Administration Criminology Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Mathematics

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Philosophy Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

    Chemistry

  • Psychology: Recommended!

    Behavioral Sciences Developmental and Child Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Sports Studies: Recommended!

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sport and Fitness Management Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Design and Visual Communications Drama and Theatre Arts Drawing Graphic Design Music Performance Painting Studio Arts

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 79
  • IELTS Score: 6.5
  • Duolingo Total: 120
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS for the following countries: Austria Belgium Botswana Switzerland Germany Denmark Estonia Finland Fiji Ghana Iceland Malta Netherlands Norway Sweden South Africa
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS for the following universities: American University of Sharjah American University in Bulgaria

Special Application Instructions

Graduate-level students interested in taking business courses will need to be flexible with course offerings and be willing to take at least 1-2 undergraduate courses. This is due to course availability and ease of getting into courses.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Graduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Business:

    Accounting Business Management Entrepreneurship International Business/Trade/Commerce Management Information Systems Organizational Leadership

  • Education

  • English Language and Literature

    Writing

  • Human Services

    Social Work

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Sustainability Studies

Academic Requirements

  • TOEFL iBT Score: 79
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS for the following countries: Austria Belgium Botswana Switzerland Germany Denmark Estonia Finland Fiji Ghana Iceland Malta Netherlands Norway Sweden South Africa
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS for the following universities: American University of Sharjah American University in Bulgaria

Special Application Instructions

Graduate-level students interested in taking business courses will need to be flexible with course offerings and be willing to take at least 1-2 undergraduate courses. This is due to course availability and ease of getting into courses.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Courses in the following degree programs are closed to exchange students: Education, Nursing, and the master's of Counseling and Public Health.

Lenoir-Rhyne University accepts the following language certificates:

- TOEFL minimum 550 paper, 213 computer, or 79 internet based

- IELTS 6.5 or above

- Duolingo score of 120 or above

- Any exam score equivalent to the CEFR of C1 or C2

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