Rhodes is a national, four-year, private, coeducational, residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, and honor among ourselves. We enjoy one of the country’s most beautiful campuses in the heart of Memphis, an economic, political, and cultural center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges located in a major metropolitan area.

The Rhodes experience combines the best of the classroom and the real world—through internships, service, research, and other opportunities in Memphis and far beyond. Students learn, play, and serve others with a determination to grow personally and to improve the quality of life within their communities.

Rhodes has garnered accolades from The Princeton Review for value, internships, community service, and campus beauty; is on U.S. News World and Report's list of 2024 Best Colleges; is on Money magazine's list of Best Colleges; has been named a Top Music Business School by Billboard magazine; cited by Niche for its liberal arts curriculum; is featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for strong programs in economics, English, international studies, history, chemistry, business, biology, and psychology; is identified by Stacker as a best college in a big city and Forbes magazine as a top college in the country; and designated by the Fulbright Program as a top producer of U.S. scholars and students studying and working abroad. 

Rhodes is also one of 50 colleges included in both editions of The Princeton Review’s list of “Colleges That Create Futures” and continues to be included in each new edition of Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Buck




  • 9:1 student–to–faculty ratio
  • Average class size 14
  • 207 faculty
  • 93% hold the highest degree possible in their fields
  • More than 70 majors, minors, and interdisciplinary programs
  • 12-plus academic fields with Pre-Professional Advising


  • Approximately 2,000 students represent 48 states (plus D.C.) and 63 countries.
  • Multicultural & international students make up 35% of the student body.
  • More than 80% participate in service
  • 75% complete at least one internship
  • 75% study abroad or at off-campus sites in the U.S
  • Nearly 100% of first-year students live on campus
  • 44% belong to social fraternities/sororities
  • 100+ student clubs, organizations, intramural and club sports
  • 21 men’s and women’s NCAA Division III intercollegiate teams


Upon acceptance to Rhodes College, ISEP students will be emailed a username and password to CONTINUE THEIR REGISTRATION to study at Rhodes. Documents regarding housing preferences, medical forms, and other critical information must be completed in advance by all ISEP students.

Housing will be provided on campus.


Dining halls with meal plan benefits will be open during breaks.

In situations when dining halls with meal plan benefits are closed, stipends will be loaded onto students' Rhodes College ID cards for purchasing meals at alternate dining locations on the Rhodes College campus.

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

Program Website

Course Description

The Rhodes College Exchange placement is available for Fall Semester and Academic Year students, only.

Use these link to see example classes of what is offered for the term you wish to study at Rhodes.

Fall 2023 Courses

Spring 2024 Courses

The College Catalogue has a complete list of all our courses, but only those appearing in the Dynamic Schedule in the correct term will be offered while you are at Rhodes.

ISEP students should not expect to be placed into upper level sciences, Business, Commerce, or Economics courses.

Website for Course Availability

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


(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies: Recommended!

    African Studies African-American Studies Asian Studies Asian-American Studies Chinese Studies Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other French Studies Gay/Lesbian Studies German Studies Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Chicano Studies Latin American Studies Russian, Central European, East European, and Eurasian Studies United States Studies

  • Biology Recommended!

  • Business Recommended!

  • Computer and Information Sciences Recommended!

  • Education

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • History Recommended!

    American History (United States)

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Mathematics Recommended!

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies Recommended!

  • Physical Sciences


  • Psychology Recommended!

  • Social Sciences

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Music Performance Music Technology Music Theory and Composition Musicology and Ethnomusicology Painting

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 3 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 95
  • IELTS Score: 7

Special Application Instructions

Students will not receive entrance into all of their preferred classes. We hope to place you in two or three classes you prefer. If there is a class that you must take or you will have difficulty graduating on time from your home institution, please send an email to internationalprograms@rhodes.edu to indicate the critical nature of being placed in that particular class. Students who list only or mostly "mandatory" classes will likely find that Rhodes is not a good academic match. Most successful ISEP students have been very flexible in their course selections.

Other Academic Conditions

The Rhodes College Exchange placement is available for Fall Semester and Academic Year students, only.


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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