Academic Programs Abroad

Center for International educational exchange (ciee)

CIEE offers 118 programs in 40 countries with study centers in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Australia, and Latin America.  A Resident Director is on-site at each study center to supervise the program and assist students with academic, administrative, and day-to-day matters.  A number of locations offer service learning, field and volunteer opportunities.  In addition, since ISU is a member of CIEE, students can apply for merit-based as well as financial need scholarships.

What are the requirements?

Each study center has its own requirements as far as GPA and class standing.

How competitive is this program?

If requirements are met and the application is submitted by the deadline, then chances are very good of placement.  The competitive sites with limited spaces are in Prague, Czech Republic; Amman, Jordan; and Dakar, Senegal.

How do I apply?

Applications for CIEE programs can be submitted online at, with forms that need to be downloaded, completed and mailed.  The Study Abroad Coordinator can help with this.

What is the deadline for submitting an application?

For Summer programs in China, Russia, and Japan the deadline is March 15.  For all other summer programs April 1.  Fall programs in Czech Republic, England, Japan, Jordan, Senegal, South Africa, and Thailand have a deadline of March 15 with all others being April 1.  The deadline for Spring programs in Czech Republic, England, and Japan is October 1; Belgium, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Jordan, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, and Thailand is October 15; and all other programs have a deadline of November 1.

What about payment?

There will be an initial program deposit that needs to be paid with your application, but for the remainder of the fees, billing will be posted to your ISU account, and paid to ISU.

To find a program that meets your needs go to: