ISEP (International Student Exchange Program) is an international student exchange network that has more than 300 member universities in 50 countries; 146 universities in USA, 4 in Canada, 12 in the UK, 23 in France, 9 in Spain, 7 in Sweden, 14 in Australia, 8 Japan, 4 in Argentina. Okan University is the first member university in Turkey. ISEP has prestigious universities in its network in different continents. Besides promoting academic and cross-cultural learning through its worldwide network of higher education institutions, ISEP also facilitates academic mobility through innovative and affordable programs to achieve authentic global learning.
Since the language of instruction is English at host instituitions during the exchange period, we recommend our students to have valid IELTS/TOEFL results.
Application Deadlines for 2017-2018
Full Year or Fall Semester: February 15
Spring Semester: September 1
Some of the members of ISEP:
|Universities in USA||International Universities|
|San Diego State University||Universidad del Salvador – Argentina|
|University of Iowa||University of Western Sydney – Australia|
|Louisiana State University||Tokyo International University – Japan|
|University of Mississippi||Thompson Rivers University – Canada|
|University of Nebraska||University of South Pacific – Fiji Islands|
|North Caroline State University||Institut dEtudes Politiques de Rennes – France|
|Clemson University||Providenca University – Taiwan|
|University of Vermont||University of East London – England|
|Washington State University||University of Ghana – Ghana|
|University of Wyoming||University of Zurich – Switzerland|
|University of Montana||University of Malaga – Spain|
|Virginia Technical University||University of Stellenbosch – South Africa|
|University of Texas El Paso||Massey University – New Zealand|
Students should have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and must be in good academic standing at OKAN. To be eligible, students must have completed at least one academic year of university coursework. This means that freshman students can also make their applications with their first semester transcripts – considering that they will have completed their first year by the time they become exchange students.
Students do not apply directly to ISEP but submit their application to their ISEP Coordinator at OKAN. The ISEP Coordinator forwards all applications to ISEP. Students participating in this exchange program may study at an ISEP member university for one or two semesters without paying extra tuition fees to host universities. Students need to pay the application fee directly to ISEP. Health insurance is also provided by ISEP. Housing and meal package fees should be paid to Okan University so the students can benefit from these services during their exchange at the member university.
Selecting the Host University
Students should visit the ISEP websiteto find out which member universities are open to exchange students at any given time because all ISEP members may not participate in student exchanges every year. This means that students may not be able to choose from among all 300 schools at one time. In order to apply, students must make a host site request list of maximum 10 Universities. You may also use this link to see the filter. Based on the openings, ISEP Center will place the student in one of these Universities. While preparing for ISEP application, students must be aware of some criteria and rules (Please check: How to Apply) – the first three preferences at a student’s list are given priority by ISEP.(They try to place the student in one of these universities.) Students must make a research to find a suitable university by themselves and then get final confirmation from their Faculty Coordinators about the compability of the curriculum between host and home universities. The Faculty Coordinators will advise them which courses they may take while they are studying at the host university. Moreover, while selecting these universities, students should always check the application rules and limitations set by the university, as well as language requirements and academic calendar.
Step by step application process
Students can get in touch with the International Office of the host university and should apply for visa and arrange their travel accordingly.
Please see the ISEPofficial web site for further information.
Students need to submit
Submit original and a photocopy of the following: