Semester/Year Programs

Why Study Abroad for a semester or a year?

Learning in a different culture provides students an unique opportunity to grow as a person and enhance intellectual abilities. The reasons for studying abroad are many:

  • Explore and appreciate new cultures
  • Learn or become fluent in a second language
  • Explore new areas of study
  • Broaden personal and educational perspectives
  • Make friends from around the world
  • Learn how other students from other countries learn
  • Enhance your resume
  • Gain an understanding of the interdependence of nations

What different programs are available?

At ETSU there are three main ways to spend a semester or year abroad. They are as follows:

Bilateral Exchange Programs - participants pay tuition and fees at ETSU, room and board at host institution.

ISEP - participants pay tuition, fees, room, and board at ETSU.

Direct Enrollment - participants pay tuition (including out of state), fees and room and board directly to host institution.

John Cabot University - preapproved courses; participants pay tuition and room direct to JCU at discounted rates. 


How do I get started?

  1. Attend a Study Abroad Information Session.
  2. Research available programs through our website or pick up an information packet in the International Programs and Services lobby located in Yoakley Hall.
  3. Meet with your academic advisor to determine how studying abroad fits into your schedule or degree.
  4. Schedule an advising appointment by calling International Programs and Services: (423)-439-7737.
  5. Fill out a Study Abroad Inquiry Form and bring it to your advising appointment.