Semester or Year in Canada

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Spend a semester or year in Canada through ISEP.
Location: Canada
Language of Instruction: EnglishFrench
Academic Disciplines: -Open to All Majors
Program Type: Semester or Academic Year
Open to non-KU Students: No
Fulfills KU Core 4.2: No
Fulfills KU Core 5: No

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, check out ISEP Canada.

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.

SAGE is dedicated to creating international engagement opportunities that meet the needs of all our students and providing resources to support you through the process of studying abroad. Study abroad is achievable for students of all identities including our BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, and students with religious/non-religious viewpoints. Before selecting a program, consider how your identities may impact your experience abroad in unique ways and talk with your Program Coordinator about any program-specific concerns. Students with documented disabilities should discuss any accommodation needs with their Program Coordinator early in the planning process.

Check our Identity Abroad page and resources listed below for information specific to you and other students who may be on your program.

Contact Kaitlyn Johnson at for more information.

Further information on programs can be found on the ISEP Website.