Semester Programs

Somewhere in Europe?  Maybe Fiji or India?  A semester, or a year or more?  Opportunities abound with our study abroad partners for exchange or direct enrollment programs.

Truman offers a wide variety of programs that allow students the opportunity to live and study at a university abroad for a semester or an academic year. Semester programs give students the chance to integrate with a local community and grow personally while still completing their Truman degree. Many of these programs offer course instruction in English, so knowledge of a foreign language is not necessary to attend classes.

Semester programs are broken into two types: Exchange and Direct Enrollment. For an exchange program, students pay Truman tuition & room and board fees. Exchange program placements can be competitive and vary by host institution. With direct enrollment program, students pay the costs of the host institution and select various room and board options. Direct enrollment programs usually cost more, but placements are guaranteed.

In most instances, the student experience does not differ. For more information on the programs offered, click on the buttons below.

ISEP Exchange Programs (Spring 2023 and 2023-2024 academic year applications opening soon)

Truman State’s main partner for exchange programs is ISEP. Through this partnership, you can attend any of ISEP’s exchange programs* (program offerings are limited for summer and fall 2022). We recommend looking for 5-10 programs that pique your interest. When applying you can rank those programs, and will then be placed into one of them. Click here to start exploring a wide range of options with ISEP! All students wanting to apply to ISEP Exchange programs should contact a study abroad advisor and we will follow up with you to help guide you through the process.

  • Length of study: Semester or Academic Year
  • Tuition Rate: Truman tuition fees & Truman room and board fees

ISEP Direct Programs (Spring 2023 and 2023-2024 academic year applications opening soon, Fall 2022 application cycle is closed)

While ISEP is most popular for its exchange programs, it also offers direct program options. Choosing a direct program through ISEP means you will be accepted as long as you meet the basic requirement of the program. However, it also means that you will be pay the host institution’s tuition and housing rates. Click here to start exploring. Just note that ISEP’s website mixes direct and exchange programs together. When you select a foreign university, scroll to the bottom of the program page to access information about exchange or direct options in that location. All students wanting to apply to ISEP Direct programs should contact a study abroad advisor and we will follow up with you to help guide you through the process.

  • Length of study: Semester of Academic Year
  • Tuition Rate: Set by host university
  • Housing: varies by host institution, but can include dormitories, homestays, apartments, etc.
  • Meals: varies by host institution and can include self-catering.