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Semester or Year in Canada

Semester or Year in Canada
Spend a semester or year in Canada through ISEP.
Language of Instruction: 
Academic Year
Academic Disciplines: 
-Open to All Majors
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year

ISEP is a total immersion program. In most cases, ISEP participants register as a regular student at the host institution, take the same courses and have the same assignments, and participate in the same activities as the local students at that institution. This means that a student applying for an ISEP site must be more proactive and prepared to handle being in a location where they may be the only KU student in the program.

For more information on ISEP sites in Canada, click here: ISEP Canada

Program Summary: 

Thinking of a multicultural destination with an array of academic fields, endless outdoor activities, and stunning scenic vistas? Think Canada!

Canada is close to home, yet bridges the cultural crossroads of British and French heritage. With classes in English or French, you can gain valuable international research experience for your resume. In addition to the traditional academic fields, enhance your learning experience with the folklore, history, and literature of Native Canadian cultural studies.

While in Canada, you’ll have access to the world’s best outdoor activities, like downhill skiing, snowshoeing, ice hockey or curling. Catch a close-up view of the country’s spectacular landscapes or check out the metropolitan scene in Toronto, Niagara Falls, or Vancouver. Enjoy all the diversity Canada has to offer for your ISEP experience.

Further Reading: 

Please contact ISEP coordinator Melody Stratton at melodystratton@ku.edu for more information.


Deadlines Extended for Summer, Fall and Academic Year Programs.

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