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.

The Baltic/Latvian Studies Program is especially recommended for ISEP students. It is taught in English and includes a Latvian language course. It covers Latvian literature and anthropology/cultural studies (focusing on Latvia); other topics include history and economics of Latvia and the Baltic region. 

There is also a Russian Studies Program, taught in Russian (with some courses in English) and requiring Russian language proficiency. 

Program Website

Course Description

Students have the opportunty to delve into regional specific fields of study such as Baltic Studies and Latvian Language. Russian language courses are also quite popular for international students. There are a wide variety of courses in Psychology, Law, Chemistry and more!

Please view all courses open to international students on the Exchange Studies Page here. All courses on this page, with the exeption of foreign language courses (Latvian, Russian, etc), are taught in English.

Credits Earned 

Students who complete the program in good standing can expect to earn 24-30 ECTS which ISEP recommends is the equivalent of 12-15 U.S. Credit Hours. Students typically enroll in three to four classes per term which averages 20 to 25 hours in class per week. A term runs for 15 to 16 weeks.

If you use financial aid, please speak with a qualified financial aid advisor to understand your academic obligations and the requirements for using financial aid. 

Sample Classes Available: 

Baltic Studies 





(Intro and advanced) 

Environment and Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region 

Organic Chemistry 1 

International Public Law 

Abnormal Psychology 

Modern Russian Literature 

A History of Latvian Culture: 20th Century 

Physical Chemistry 1 

European Union Law 

Developmental Psychology 

A History of Ethnic Minorities in Latvia 

Preparation of Organic Compounds 

Legal Ethics 

Cognitive Psychology 

Proceedings in the Court of Justice of the EU and in the European Court of Human 

Structure of Atoms and Molecules 

International Media Law 

Sports Psychology 

Music in Latvia 

Biological Chemistry 

International Environmental Law 

Social Psychology 

For detailed instructions on how to search for all available courses, please click on the "other academic conditions" dropdown link below.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Gretchen McCarthy 703-504-9980 | 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)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Business


  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Russian Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences


  • History

  • International/Global Studies

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Physics

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Geography Sociology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR not required for the following countries: United Arab Emirates Australia Bulgaria Botswana Canada Ghana New Zealand United Kingdom United States
  • 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
  • Number of language semesters completed 4
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Students are required to submit a supplemental application which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email. 

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/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

Special Needs Support

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

Other Academic Conditions

Academic Calendar:

General Semester Timeline:

Fall: Last week of August to Late January (Students may be allowed to take exams before Christmas pending Professor approval) 

Spring: Last week of January through late June/early July 

Possible Early Return: While Fall semester exams go from December to late January, it may be possible for students to arrange with professors individually to take exams prior to the holiday break in December. 

Semester & Prices (based on your filters)

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