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Exchange students account for the highest proportion of inbound mobility of study abroad students at UJ.These exist out of collaboration agreements between UJ and different institutions across the globe.Exchanges are reciprocal in nature.

ISEP

ISEP is a network of over 300 colleges and universities in 50 countries cooperating to provide affordable access to international education for a diverse student population. ISEP students gain intercultural competence through integration into their host institution and host culture while exploring the international dimensions of their academic field.

ISEP Exchange and Direct members are institutions of higher education that are regionally accredited or recognized by their government or ministry of education.

ISEP is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors, supported by member fees and fees for service, and administered by a central office in Arlington, Virginia, and by the designated coordinator at each member institution.

Established in 1979 under authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act as the International Student Exchange Program at Georgetown University, ISEP was supported by a grant from the (former) United States Information Agency until 1996.  In 1997, ISEP was incorporated as an independent organization.

What We Offer

ISEP-Exchange each outbound participant pays the cost of an academic term (tuition, housing and meals) at the home institution, for every student sent abroad, the institution receives one in return. ISEP facilitates the exchanges between our members world wide and manages the exchange balances.

ISEP-Direct fee-paid study-abroad programs at member institutions, open to all ISEP-Direct and ISEP-Exchange members; participants pay a fee to ISEP, which covers the host institution’s program cost.

ISEP participants

  • Are as fully integrated into their host institution as their length of stay and language skills permit
  • Gain understanding of the international dimensions of their academic field
  • Develop intercultural competence and personal maturity through immersion in another culture

ISEP members

  • Are institutions accredited by their governmental or regional academic agency or ministry
  • Cooperate as equal partners in a spirit of trust and mutual support to further the internationalization of their campuses and offer access to high-quality programs in diverse locations
  • Agree to terms of participation that facilitate students’ integration into the host institution and host culture as well as transfer of academic credit to the home institution

The ISEP Central Office

  • Facilitates exchange of academic information and offers expert advice about programs
  • Administers the placement process and provides support during the student's period of study
  • Administers the J-1 exchange visitor program for students entering the United States on ISEP programs
  • Offers professional development and networking opportunities through conferences, workshops and study tours open to members

Benefits of ISEP

  • Access to a wide range of institutions of higher education in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, and Oceania without the necessity of negotiating and maintaining individual agreements
  • Host institution staff conduct orientation, ensure that housing and meals are provided, and facilitate students’ registration and integration into the institution
  • Placements are available in all academic disciplines; institutions can send students to study in one field and receive participants in another field
  • Incoming students bring cultural and linguistic diversity to the campus and international perspectives to the curriculum
  • Because exchange participants pay their home institutions, tuition fees stay at home, and enrolment figures remain constant
  • ISEP-Direct programs provide the same comprehensive academic and support services as study abroad provider programs but with substantially lower fees

ISEP website : www.isep.org

Study Abroad to Africa

Africa is a continent of exciting economic and social developments, history and culture, cultural and ethnic diversity. Study abroad students will enroll in quality academic programs with international renown teaching staff at our selected institutions of higher education. Study Abroad students will marvel at the natural wonders, hospitable people, dynamic growth and development, and exciting possibilities in Africa. Let our staff of experts in African affairs advise and guide you in making this opportunity an experience of a lifetime!

You will study at leading institutions of higher education in Africa. Travel to Africa’s unique locations. You may visit a game park, African township, or climb Mount Kilimanjaro during your stay. Learn first hand the beauty and charm of Africa while receiving university study abroad credit.

Who Should Study Abroad to Africa

Are you adventurous! intelligent! resourceful! cultural inquisitive! willing to grow! career minded! energetic! You can study abroad at our selected Universities in Africa! Our affiliated universities in Africa offer programs for all majors. “Study Abroad to Africa”

Please add link to Study Abroad to Africa website on page : http://www.studyabroadtoafrica.org/

Free movers

This category of students forms the biggest part of study abroad students in South Africa. Students find opportunities on their own or through their Universities.  This is seen as the ‘cheapest’ way for students to pursue a study abroad opportunity as there is no middle man.  These students can be attracted through direct media on their campuses or through recruitment fairs.

Application Process – Subsite

Application Form
SLP Short Term Inbound Application 2018.pdf
Passport brochure_International 2019.pdf
z Card 2018 Print_converted.pdf


Short Learning Programmes (SLP's)

UKULUKA brochure 2018 web.pdf
CSESE BROCHURE small 2018.pdf


Testimonials

“I hope that Summer is treating you well in South Africa. I am sorry that this email is getting to you so late. After leaving South Africa, life seemed to just speed by. I wanted to thank you for everything that you did for me while I was in South Africa. I know that the experience for everyone was quite different but for me, it was a life changing experience. I find myself thinking about my life there, more and more every day. I met intellects who I connected with, and who I believe stay my life long friends. I've even had weird sleeping patterns because it seems as though my life is also there. The people really made the experience worth while. If I could go back, then I would, and I would make the experience twice as fulfilling. 

Since I have been back in America, I have tried to get as many students from my school to apply to the UJ ISEP program. I understand that many of the American students did not leave a good impression in South Africa, and I want to apologize on behalf of them. And I hope that does not stop UJ from accepting American International students. Many of the women that attend my college, are people who are already exposed to diversity, and are willing to integrate themselves into the South African community. Many of them are also well rounded and believe me when I say that they are passionate about going to South Africa. 

Once again I would like to thank you. If UJ ever needs me for anything, I will be more than willing to assist. I met some amazing people there, and I had a wonderful educational experience. As big as the school was I still received that personal one on one experience with my professors, and I think that they all got to know my first name, which I was not expecting. Those are things that I believe people should know, especially those who are afraid of going to a big university for study abroad. If they make an effort, people will know, or want to know who they are. 

I hope that I get to go back to South Africa one day. And when I do, I will definitely stop by at UJ. I hope to also stay in touch with you! 

Thank you very much, 

Joy Funmi Akinfenwa

Agnes Scott College'16