Maryville College offers study abroad opportunities with a variety of countries around the world.  Through our bilateral and ISEP partners you have access to over 100 study sites in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the South Pacific for a full academic year, a semester, or, in some cases, a summer program.  To learn more about programs in specific countries click on the links below.

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* ISEP-Direct Programs only

** Australia and the UK are competitive sites.  you might want to consider ISEP Direct.

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Maryville College is a member of ISEP, a non-profit, educational community dedicated to helping students overcome the financial and academic barriers to study abroad. Made up of 328 colleges and universities, members work together to connect students to affordable, high quality academic programs in over 54 countries. Students on ISEP programs are encouraged to discover new cultural surroundings and challenge the unknown. By directly enrolling into classes at member universities, students build real connections and gain a true understanding of what it is like to live in another culture. With ISEP, students can study alongside locals, in any subject, on a budget they can afford.

How do Maryville College Bilateral and ISEP Exchanges Work?

Maryville College EXCHANGE programs are full-immersion programs--you pay your tuition and fees to Maryville College and become a student at the particular institution you choose. In most cases you pay your room and board to Maryville College, and in other cases you pay these costs directly to your host institution.  Either way, your Maryville College & FAFSA financial aid package will cover those costs.

In return, Maryville College gets to receive an international exchange student from an institution abroad.

How do ISEP Direct Programs Work?

ISEP-Direct programs are programs where you would pay a program fee to Maryville College instead of your regular tuition, fees, room and board.  The program fee often covers costs such as tuition, room, and sometimes meals.  The average program fee costs are between $6,000 - $12,000 USD.  Federal aid, and sometimes other state or outside aid may be used to help cover the cost of the program fee, however your MC scholarships (eg. Dean's / Presidential / Bonner, etc) will not be available for these programs.

Application Deadlines

  • April 15 for spring placement
  • November 15 for fall placement
  • January 15 for summer placement

*****some programs may have only one selection period per year (Nov 15th). Contact the Center for International Education to confirm deadlines.

Please note that the International Programming Committee will accept applications past these deadlines and will continue to make placements as long as openings remain. But you should do your best to come as close as possible to meeting these deadlines.

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Maryville College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at for questions about the accreditation of Maryville College. Our partner institutions are not accredited by the Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of Maryville College does not extend to or include our partner institutions or its students.  Although Maryville college accepts certain coursework from our partner institution as transfer credit towards our degrees,  or collaborates in other ways for generation of course credits or program credentials, other colleges and universities may or may not accept this work in transfer, even if it appears on a transcript from our partner institutions.  This decision is made by the institution subsequently considering the possibility of accepting such credits