Program Dates: Summer, Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Application Deadline: Varies by Program
(applications available through IPO)
ISEP is a recognized Affiliated Direct Enrollment Program with Purdue University Calumet. ISEP provides a wide variety of program offerings in over 30 countries! Programs take place during the Spring, Summer, and Fall terms, along with opportunities for full-year study. In addition to different locations and dates, programs also are available in many areas of study and are taught in English or the local language. Read more about ISEP here and then visit their website for specific program details!
**NOTE: It is important to note that Purdue Calumet has an agreement to send students on ISEP Direct programs (as opposed to ISEP Exchange programs). ISEP Direct programs are often denoted by a yellow arrow with a letter “D” inside the arrow.
- More details about specific programs can be obtained by visiting the program website.
- Eligibility (in addition to Purdue Calumet requirements)
- Have completed at least one academic year of university coursework
- Minimum 2.75 GPA (may be higher for some programs)
- Meet any other program-specific requirements (ex: language pre-requisites)
- Information Sessions:
- Education Abroad Fair: October 17, 11am-2pm, SUL Concourse
- Click here to schedule an education abroad advising appointment with the International Programs Office.
With programs in over 30 countries (around 60 different universities), there are a lot of options to choose from! A semester in Japan? A summer in Italy? Not only are these locations available, but the programs have no language pre-requisites, making it easier for you to get a cultural experience without already having language fluency.
While on the programs, students are supported by on-site ISEP coordinators and get to see what it is like to be an international student in a university with other students from around the world. Programs offer students the opportunity to live in residence halls or apartments, depending on the options available through a particular program.
Students may choose to spend some of their free time exploring the surrounding areas and regions. Buses and trains make travel to, from, and around the cities very accessible.
Students may take courses taught in English or the local language of instruction while abroad. The number of credit hours attempted depends largely on how long a student is abroad. For example, students participating in a semester-long program are required to maintain at least the equivalent of 12 semester hours, or full-time status. A student on a summer program may take as few as 1 or 2 courses, depending on the program’s structure.
As a part of application paperwork, students will determine what courses to take and seek approval as to what they equal here at PUC. In this way, students know before their departure how the program will count towards their degree completion. In order to ensure that they take the appropriate courses, students should meet with their academic advisor. Students will get course equivalency approval from the academic Department Heads. Students do not register for these courses on their own; instead, IPO works with the Office of the Registrar to register students after the study abroad application is complete.
Information on specific course offerings, descriptions, and the different university features are available on the program’s website.
Program participants are responsible for paying the program cost to Purdue University Calumet who will handle all of the billing with ISEP on a student’s behalf. Many students can use some of the same Financial Aid that they get during the normal Academic Year. IPO strongly recommends that students talk to the Office of Financial Aid & Student Accounts to find out more about their individual budgets.
Program costs vary by program. Specific program cost information can be found on the program’s website.
Program Cost: variable
- Tuition and fees for the program courses
- Meal plan/stipend
- Miscellaneous academic and cultural support on-site
Typical additional costs students should budget for include:
- Roundtrip airfare
- Local transportation
- Passport/visa costs
- International medical insurance (mandatory through ISEP)
- Personal spending money (shopping, eating out, personal trips/excursions, etc.)
- Unexpected incidents
- $390 application fee/deposit – With application
- Students are expected to pay a $390 deposit to ISEP at time of application. Without this deposit, you will not be admitted to the program. Once you are admitted, that payment goes towards the total program cost.
- Other Payment Deadlines TBA
For an estimated analysis of anticipated costs and information on withdrawal policies, please refer to the program’s Financial Worksheet. (COMING SOON)
For more information on payments and information on the withdraw/refund policy, download the program’s Payment Agreement (COMING SOON)
Financial Aid & Scholarships
If you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a Purdue University Calumet student, please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Student Accounts in the Enrollment Services Center, Lawshe 130 to see how much of your current aid package you’ll be able to utilize towards this education abroad program. Participants on this program may be eligible to apply for these national and institutional scholarships:
For more details concerning these and other scholarships, please see our Financial Aid & Scholarships page (webs.purduecal.edu/intl/ea/financial-aid-scholarships/).