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.

Hamline University especially welcomes students interested in the Certificate in International Journalism. ISEP participants who are journalism majors may be able to complete the certificate in one semester; otherwise it is an academic year program. Internships with news media are a part of the certificate program. 

Some classes are writing intensive, where papers or other writing assignments will be the basis of the grade. Others are speaking-intensive, and students will be assessed on oral work. Other classes rely on essays or multiple exams to grade a student's work. Most classes are small, and regular attendance is required. All classes are taught by faculty members, not by graduate assistants. The Center for Academic Services provides free tutoring to all students. 


On campus dormitory housing available for students. Laundry services and cooking facilities available onsite.


Students receive a meal plan that includes 21 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

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Hamline University

Hamline was founded in 1854 by members of the Methodist Church and is considered to be Minnesota’s first college. Hamline is a small institution enrolling about 5,000 students. Hamline is...

Walk Score®: 78
Transit Score®: 51
Bike Score®: 73


(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

    Women’s Studies

  • Biology

  • Business:

    Accounting Finance International Business/Trade/Commerce Marketing

  • Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences

    Web Page/Multimedia Design

  • Education:

    Elementary Education Secondary Education Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

  • 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:

    Chinese Language and Literature German Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

    American History (United States)

  • International/Global Studies:

    International Relations and Affairs Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Language and Culture

  • Law/Criminal Justice

    Legal Studies

  • Mathematics


  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Physics

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Directing and Theatrical Production Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other Graphic Design Music Performance

Academic Requirements

  • TOEFL iBT Score: 79
  • IELTS Score: 6.5

Other Academic Conditions

Students that have spent a year studying in an English-speaking locale within two years of coming to Hamline do not need a TOEFL score. Intensive English courses are available both during the academic year and pre-session; most at an additional cost to the applicant.

Students will be expected to pre-register for classes with the Academic Advising Office, and will be expected to "validate" or confirm their classes once on campus.

Grading is on a 4.0 scale.

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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