MSU Direct Exchanges (DEX) are exchanges between Montana State University and over 50 partner universities around the world. For all direct exchanges, MSU students pay the same tuition as they pay at MSU and all scholarships and financial aid are applicable. Students pay for airfare, personal expenses, and room and board in the host country. The GPA requirement to go on a DEX program is 3.0. In general, this is the least expensive option for in-state students and any students receiving scholarships. Students may go on direct exchange for a semester or academic year – depending on availability. See program link for details.
ISEP is a network of 300 colleges and universities in 42 countries cooperating to provide affordable access to international education for a diverse student population. ISEP students gain intercultural competence through integration into their host institution and host culture while exploring the international dimensions of their academic field. ISEP offers students 2 program options: ISEP Exchange you pay MSU tuition, room and board or ISEP Direct you pay a set program fee which typically includes tuition, room and board. GPA requirement is 2.75 for all ISEP programs. Financial aid applies to all ISEP programs. Students may go on ISEP programs for a summer, semester or academic year – depending on availability. See program link for details.
The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) is a partnership of colleges and universities who sponsor study abroad programs around the world designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community. CCIS offers more than 80 study abroad programs in 31 countries for semester, summer or full academic year. GPA requirement ranges from 2.5 – 2.75 depending on program. Financial aid applies to all CCIS programs. Students may go on CCIS programs for a summer, semester or academic year – depending on availability. See program link for details.