As an ISEP student, you can build your own program by choosing your courses from a variety of fields. Use the notes for course searching to help you find which courses are available.

Recommended for ISEP participants are the double major in applied linguistics and TEFL (bachelor’s level), and programs in biological sciences, business, communication, education, English, fine arts, journalism, most physical sciences and social sciences. New laboratory facilities are available in biological sciences and engineering.

Students typically enroll in four classes per term which averages to 12hours in class per week. A term runs for 16 weeks.


On campus dormitory and off-campus housing available for students. Dorm room is typically one person room with shared bathroom. Laundry services available onsite. students will be provided with stipends for off-campus housing.


Students receive a meal plan that includes 19 meals per week to be used at the university cafeteria.

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


Course Description

Use the schedule of classes website to research courses.


Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Jacki D'Amico 703-504-9977 | 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.


(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture:

    Agricultural Business Operations Agricultural Economics Agronomy and Crop Science Animal Husbandry Animal Sciences Equine Studies Farm and Ranch Management Horticulture Operations Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management Range Science and Management Soil Sciences

  • Architecture:

    Environmental Design/Architecture Urban Planning

  • Area Studies:

    African Studies African-American Studies Area Studies, Other Asian Studies Asian-American Studies Chinese Studies Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other European Studies French Studies Gay/Lesbian Studies German Studies Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Chicano Studies Japanese Studies Latin American and Caribbean Studies Latin American Studies Multicultural and Diversity Studies Near and Middle Eastern Studies Pacific Rim Studies Regional Studies (U.S., Canada, Foreign) Russian, Central European, East European, and Eurasian Studies United States Studies Western European Studies Women’s Studies

  • Biology:

    Anatomy Animal Physiology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology Biometry/Biometrics Biophysics Botany/Plant Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Endocrinology Entomology Genetics Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Marine Sciences Microbiology and Immunology Neuroscience Physiology Plant Physiology Wildlife Biology Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business:

    Accounting Auditing Business Communications Business Management Business Statistics Economics Entrepreneurship Fashion Merchandising Finance Human Resources Management Insurance International Business/Trade/Commerce Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Management Information Systems Marketing Organizational Behavior Studies Organizational Leadership

  • Communication:

    Advertising Digital Communication and Media Intercultural Communication Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Photojournalism Public Relations Publishing Radio and Television Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences: Recommended!

    Artificial Intelligence Computer and IT Support Services Computer Applications Programming Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Informatics Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation Web Page/Multimedia Design

  • Construction Trades:

    Aviation Management and Operations Aviation Science and Technology

  • Education:

    Agricultural Teacher Education Curriculum and Instruction Early Childhood Education Educational Leadership and Administration Educational/Instructional Technology Elementary Education Health Teacher Education Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Secondary Education Special Education Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

  • Engineering:

    Agricultural Engineering Automotive Engineering Technology Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mining and Mineral Engineering

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature Professional/Technical Writing Rhetoric and Composition Writing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Chinese Language and Literature Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Japanese Language and Literature Linguistics Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

  • Health Sciences:

    Art Therapy Athletic Training Communication Sciences and Disorders Dental Hygiene Dentistry Dietetics Health and Wellness Medical Records Administration Nursing Science Nutrition Sciences Occupational Therapy Pathology Pharmacy Physician Assistant Public Health Radiologic Technology Rehabilitation Science Respiratory Therapy Veterinary Sciences Veterinary Technology

  • History:

    American History (United States) Ancient Studies/Civilizations Asian History European History Historic Preservation and Conservation History, Other Museology/Museum Studies

  • Hospitality and Tourism:

    Event Planning Hospitality Management Hotel and Restaurant Management Tourism Management

  • Human Services:

    Community Organization and Advocacy Mortuary Science Public Administration Social Work

  • International/Global Studies:

    International Relations and Affairs Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Language and Culture

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    Corrections Corrections Administration Criminology Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation Forensic Science and Technology Juvenile Corrections

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Mathematics:

    Statistics Topology and Foundations

  • Natural Resources/Conservation:

    Environmental Science Forestry Land Use Planning Marine Resources Management Sustainability Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Biblical Studies Ethics Philosophy Religious Studies Theological Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Astronomy Astrophysics Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology Chemistry Forensic Chemistry Geology/Earth Science Physics Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

  • Psychology:

    Behavioral Sciences Biopsychology Clinical Psychology Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics Counseling Psychology Decision Sciences Developmental and Child Psychology Dispute Resolution Educational Psychology Forensic Psychology Industrial and Organizational Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Cartography/GIS Family and Consumer Sciences Geography Human Development and Family Studies Political Science and Government Sociology Urban Studies Work and Family Studies

  • Sports Studies:

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sport and Fitness Management Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Acting Art History Art Studies Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management Ceramics Cinematography and Film Production Dance Design and Visual Communications Digital Arts Directing and Theatrical Production Drama and Theatre Arts Drawing Fashion/Apparel Design Film Studies Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other Folk Art Game and Interactive Media Design Graphic Design Industrial and Product Design Interior Design Jazz Studies Metal and Jewelry Arts Music Pedagogy Music Performance Music Technology Music Theory and Composition Musicology and Ethnomusicology Painting Photography Playwriting and Screenwriting Printmaking Sculpture Studio Arts Technical Theatre Design and Technology Voice and Opera

Academic Requirements

  • TOEFL iBT Score: 68
  • Institutional TOEFL Score: 520
  • IELTS Score: 6
  • Duolingo Total: 95
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS: English Language Requirement: Any one of the following methods will automatically meet the minimum English requirement.  Applicants who do not meet the automatic English language admission requirement will undergo a holistic review to determine potential admissibility. 

  • TOEFL (IBT internet-based test) - 68
  • TOEFL (paper based test) - 520
  • ITEP - 4.0 (academic plus only)
  • IELTS - 6.0
  • 2 Face-to-face English composition classes taken in the U.S. at the college level with a grade of A or B
  • More than 48 college-level credit hours completed at a U.S. institution
  • If an applicant is from a country whose primary language is English
  • Graduation from a U.S. high school having spent the final 2 years in the U.S. 
  • Meeting the SAT or ACT requirements for admission of domestic freshmen
  • Duolingo English Test (accepted during COVID-19 closures)- 95

Other Academic Conditions

The School of Law and the School of Medicine are closed to ISEP participants. Admission to the radio-television and cinema and photography departments is highly competitive although the departments welcome ISEP participants if space is available and students meet the basic requirements. Some classes may have considerable additional costs because of the materials or equipment required, especially art and design, cinema and photography or aviation flight. The College of Agriculture and Engineering charges a extra fees for some additional courses, which is not included in the ISEP benefits.

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

VISA: All non-U.S. citizens will be required to obtain a visa. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.


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