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.

WCU is best known for its programs in business, Appalachian studies, Cherokee studies, natural resource management, biology, chemistry, communication, theatre arts, sport management and outdoor education, music, art, education, criminal justice, construction management, computer information systems and computer science. New programs are emergency management, telecommunications technology and forensic anthropology.


Incoming ISEP (Exchange) students do not pay room/board when the student chooses a Judaculla double room... You will have a roommate. If a student chooses a single room, they must pay the difference. Students will receive the Unlimited meal plan option.

For ISEP Direct students: Judaculla Hall. There is a $150 housing deposit (non-refundable).


For ISEP Exchange: The $330.63 amount is Declining Balance to be used at retail locations (Chili's, etc.). Unlimited is $2,274.00 per semester. All-you-care-to-eat block meals are valid upstairs at the Courtyard Dining Hall and Brown Hall, and these are unlimited.

Dining options and hours are limited.

For ISEP Direct: Unlimited: All-you-care-to-eat meals are valid upstairs at the Courtyard Dining Hall and Brown Hall. 

Meal benefits are limited during vacation.

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

Course Description

You can use the undergraduate catalog to research courses.

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)

Fields of Study

  • Biology

  • Business Recommended!

  • Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education

  • Engineering

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • Health Sciences

  • History Recommended!

  • Hospitality and Tourism

  • Human Services

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Mathematics

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies Recommended!

  • Physical Sciences

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences Recommended!

  • Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

Academic Requirements

  • TOEFL iBT Score: 68
  • Institutional TOEFL Score: 520
  • IELTS Score: 6

Special Application Instructions

English Language Requirements for both undergraduate and graduate students can be found here.

Other Academic Conditions

Some graduate courses are available to qualified exchange students; however degree, Biltmore, and online programs are closed to ISEP students.

Semester & Prices (based on your filters)

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