The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) is a network of more than 300 U.S. and international universities that engage in reciprocal student exchanges. ISEP provides Northwestern students opportunities for study at more than 300 institutions in more than 50 countries through two options:
Exchange programs are generally considered to be a full cultural and academic immersion. Since you are taking someone's place, you may be the only Northwestern student at your host institution. You will be doing just as the locals do: taking their courses and living just as they do, much like the international students who study at Northwestern. The cultural experience usually begins before you even leave Northwestern as you learn about a different system of higher education in your host country.
Student who choose to pursue study abroad through an ISEP placement should be independent, self-motivated, and flexible. Due to the volume of pages that must be submitted for an ISEP application, students should begin preparing the application at least two months prior to the application deadlines.