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ISEP Student Stories: Amy Finds the Right Fit in Marburg, Germany

Now there is even more reason to study in the home of the 2014 FIFA World Cup champions! Philipps-Universität Marburg in Marburg, Germany presents students with options at several levels of German language.  ISEP student Amy Bittinger (Frostburg State University) reflects on her decision to study abroad at Philipps-Universität Marburg through the ISEP Direct program. “I knew I wanted … Continue reading

ISEP Student Stories: Anne’s Year-long Immersion in Japanese Culture at Toyo University
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ISEP Student Stories: Anne’s Year-long Immersion in Japanese Culture at Toyo University

You may be intimidated to study in countries where your native language isn’t spoken. But don’t let that stop you! ISEP student Anne, an English major from Emporia State University, didn’t let a language barrier keep her from studying abroad at Toyo University. We asked Anne to tell us about her experience taking Japanese Language and Literature … Continue reading

ISEP Student Stories: Katie Discovers that Mexico Is More than Meets the Eye
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ISEP Student Stories: Katie Discovers that Mexico Is More than Meets the Eye

Katie, a Spanish and International Studies major from the University of Iowa, spent a year studying abroad at Universidad La Salle in Mexico City. She speaks about the reality of studying abroad in Mexico versus the way that the news portrays the country. How did Mexico challenge the media’s perceptions? Katie explains it all… My name is Katie Rivera and … Continue reading

ISEP Student Stories: Interacting With Locals in Ghana
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ISEP Student Stories: Interacting With Locals in Ghana

ISEP student Kasey, a Health & Human Development major from Montana State University, spent six months in Ghana at University of Ghana. As a volunteer at an orphanage, Kasey learned how to adjust to unfamiliar social interactions in Ghana.  Ghanaians are some of the friendliest, happiest people I have ever met. They take a huge … Continue reading

Fútbol Knowledge Courtesy of the 2014 World Cup
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Fútbol Knowledge Courtesy of the 2014 World Cup

World Cup Fever has arrived at the ISEP Central Office, where national pride, country portfolios and linguistic loyalties are pitted against each other. Friendly rivalries between staff intensify with every round, and the main topic of conversation – after processing student applications, of course – is the next game. ISEP staff member Karlene M. shares … Continue reading

The Annette Kade Scholarship: Empowering Students to Grow through Language Learning
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The Annette Kade Scholarship: Empowering Students to Grow through Language Learning

Here at ISEP, we know that the Annette Kade Scholarship (for students who want to study French or German abroad) allows students to pursue their international language-learning dreams by helping with tuition, airfare, health insurance, visas, or simply traveling costs. But what significance does this scholarship have on the student’s entire study abroad experience?  Before the students set out on … Continue reading