ALL FALL 2019, SPRING 2020 & ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-20 ISEP EXCHANGE PROGRAM FEES INCLUDE AN AUTOMATIC $5000 REDUCTION
UK is a member of ISEP – International Student Exchange Programs – an organization offering student exchange programs at more than 300 universities in over 50 countries around the world.
As a UK student you have access to this network of universities and the hundreds of areas of study they offer – all for roughly the same cost as a semester at UK plus airfare.
As an ISEP student you will go to school and live like a local alongside students from the host country and from across the world. It’s a very immersive and independent learning experience. You’ll be going to school there like you go to school here, and fulfilling requirements to move you closer to graduation.
With more than 300 universities to choose from it’s not possible to list them all on this page, so here’s how you get started finding the ISEP location that’s right for you.
1. Go to the ISEP website - https://www.isepstudyabroad.org/ and click on ‘Find A Program.’
After you've confirmed University of Kentucky is your home university you'll be taken to the ISEP search engine where you can search all the ISEP locations
available to you as a UK student.
2. You can search by year, semester, region of the world, a particular country or city, field of study, language of instruction, and many more options (click on ‘More
Filters’ to see all the available search criteria).
3. Click on ‘Apply Filters’ to search for programs which meet your criteria. A list of relevant universities will appear on the left hand side of the page.
4. Click on the university name to go to that institution’s page on the ISEP website.
On this page you’ll find an overview of the university and its location, links to the university’s own website, the semesters when an exchange is offered and, as you
scroll down, the exchange programs available at that university based on your criteria.
5. Select the exchange program you’re interested in and click on the ‘Learn More’ box. This will take you to the page with more information about this particular
program option.Scroll down to ‘Semester and Prices’ to select the semester you’re interested in. Here you’ll find information on housing, meal plan, application
deadline, and the all important ‘Chance of Placement.’ This tells you how competitive the location is.
FINDING COURSES: The 'Learn More' box is is also where you'll find the link to the university's own online course catalog. This is where you go to explore the
university's course offerings and pick out the courses you would like to take while on exchange there.
You can save any programs you’re interested in by creating an account with ISEP. This is like a shopping basket where you save items to review later before making a final decision.
Once you’ve chosen your ideal ISEP location you can start the application process. The first application is to UK Education Abroad & Exchanges. Just click on the ‘Apply Now’ button on this page to get started.
Once you’ve completed the UKEA application, the UK ISEP Coordinator will give you access to the online ISEP application.
We strongly recommend you make an appointment to meet with UK’s ISEP Coordinator, Laurence Tuccori, to discuss your interest in an ISEP exchange and learn more about the ISEP application process.
This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines.
Applicants must have at least 1 full year of grades posted to their UK transcript at the time of application to this exchange program.
Required Applications 2 | UK Education Abroad & Exchange University
Students will be notified by the UK Exchanges Coordinator on how to access the ISEP application AFTER their UK application has been approved.
Students will earn transfer credit from the Exchange University. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by the Exchange University. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials.
Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK.
All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.
Housing & Meals
Housing is included in the benefits provided to ISEP participants. The cost is included in the program fee charged by UK, and you are not required to pay the host university for your housing.
Housing options vary depending on the institution. Check their program page on the ISEP website for details of housing options at your chosen location.
All ISEP member institutions are required to provide an orientation for newly arrived ISEP exchange students.
Check the website for your chosen ISEP host institution for information about student activities, clubs, organisations etc
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please click on the Program Cost and Budget information for each term. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.