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Sites that Accept US Sophomores

Definition: “Sophomores” refer to students who have successfully completed the equivalent of one year’s worth of credit at the university level by the time they begin their exchange or study-abroad program.

The list below includes all international member institutions accepting qualified sophomores. Sites marked with a check in the right column are recommended for sophomores.

When advising students applying for an exchange or study-abroad program during their sophomore year, please keep in mind the following:

Academic Considerations

Does the student have the pre-requisites for the courses available at the host institution?

English Language Sites

Countries where the language of instruction is not English

Personal Considerations

Placement Considerations

Students applying for ISEP after completing only one or two semesters of college-level work (often in survey courses where professors do not get to know students well enough to write recommendations) may be at a disadvantage when applying for sites with limited openings. Flexibility with regard to sites is recommended.

Sites that Accept Sophomores

Country Site Important Notes Recommended
Argentina Univ Blas Pascal Sophomores can apply for the ISEP Direct Summer program. Sophomores can also apply for the semester program and can take basic courses in many fields of study as long as they meet the pre-requisites.
Argentina Univ del Salvador Sophomores may enroll in the ISEP Direct Cultural Immersion Program (Programa de Inmersión Cultural - PIC). Regular courses are closed to sophomores except those having completed PIC. Only students who have no more than 2-3 semesters of Spanish are eligible for the PIC.
Australia Charles Sturt Univ Sophmores may apply
Australia La Trobe - Bendigo Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the prerequisites.
Australia La Trobe Univ Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the prerequisites.
Australia Macquarie Univ Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the prerequisites. ISEP-Direct placements only.
Australia RMIT Univ Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the prerequisites. ISEP-Direct placements only.
Australia U Southern Queensland Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the prerequisites.
Australia Univ of Canberra Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the prerequisites.
Australia Univ of Western Sydney Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the prerequisites.
Australia USQ - Fraser Coast Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the prerequisites. ISEP-Direct placements only.
Australia UTS Sophmores may apply
Austria Johannes Kepler Univ Linz Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the prerequisites.
Austria Karl-Franzens-Univ Graz Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the prerequisites.
Austria TU Graz Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the prerequisites.
Botswana U Botswana Courses in the 200 and 300 level are most appropriate for sophomores.
Bulgaria American Univ in Bulgaria Sophomores are eligible to choose from a complete undergraduate liberal arts program, provided they meet the prerequisites.
Canada Brock Univ Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the pre-requisites.
Canada Laurentian Univ Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the pre-requisites.
Canada Thompson Rivers Univ Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the pre-requisites
Canada Univ. of Regina Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the pre-requisites.
Chile PUC Valparaíso Sophomores can apply to the Summer Program: Spanish language and culture. Sophomores can also apply for the ISEP-Direct semester program: Culture Courses Taught in English + Beginner Spanish Language Courses.
China JUFE Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the prerequisites.
China Sichuan Univ ISEP-Direct only.
Costa Rica Univ Nacional Sophomores can apply for the ISEP-Direct Summer program (minimum requirement: 2 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent) and for the regular semester. Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the pre-requisites..
Czech Republic Masaryk Univ Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the prerequisites.
Denmark Aalborg Univ International Cultural Studies Program (in English); Only courses listed as 2nd or 3rd semester project themes, e.g. ENG-3
Fiji Univ of South Pacific Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the prerequisites.
Finland Abo Akademi Univ - Abo Sophomores can take Finnish-Swedish Studies and some other basic course programs as long as they meet the pre-requisites.
Finland Turku School of Economics Sophomores have access to a good selection of basic-level courses, especially in marketing and international business, as long as they meet the pre-requisites. 
Finland Univ of Eastern Finland - Joensuu Sophomores can take courses in Educational Sciences, the International Study Program on Karelia, Russia and the Baltic Area, and possibly some other programs as long as they meet the pre-requisites.
Finland Univ of Eastern Finland - Kuopio Sophomores can take introductory courses as long as they meet the pre-requisites.
Finland Univ of Oulu Sophomores can take courses in Scandinavian Studies and possibly some other basic programs as long as they meet the pre-requisites.
Finland Univ of Turku Sophomores can take basic courses in many fields of study as long as they meet the pre-requisites.
France Aix-Marseille Univ Language program recommended; only if student has an intermediate level of French and proven success in university-level coursework.
France France Business School Business courses in English recommended; only if student has a background in French (at intermediate level) and proven success in university-level coursework.
France INSA Lyon English program in Mechanical Engineering or Telecommunications only. Student should have some prior French language.
France Rennes-IEP Only if student has a significant background in French (at advanced-intermediate/advanced level) and proven success in university-level coursework.
France Univ d Angers Only if student has a significant background in French (at advanced-intermediate/advanced level) and proven success in university-level coursework.
France Univ de Caen Language program recommended; prior language experience necessary; student must have proven success in university-level coursework.
France Univ de Franche-Comté Only if student has a significant background in French (advanced-intermediate/advanced level) and proven success in university-level coursework
France Univ de Grenoble II Only if student has a significant background in French (at advanced-intermediate/advanced level) and proven success in university-level coursework.
France Univ de Lille III Only if student has a significant background in French (at advanced-intermediate/advanced level) and proven success in university-level coursework.
France Univ de Nantes Language program recommended; only if student has an intermediate level of French and proven success in university-level coursework.
France Univ de Picardie Jules Verne Only if student has a significant background in French (at advanced-intermediate/advanced level) and proven success in university-level coursework.
France Univ de Rennes 1 Only if student has a significant background in French (at advanced-intermediate/advanced level) and proven success in university-level coursework.
France Univ de Rennes 2 SM2 language program only; student must have at least intermediate level background in French and proven success in university-level coursework.
France Univ de Saint-Etienne Language program recommended; only if student has an equivalent French background to the intermediate level and proven success in university-level coursework.
France Univ de Savoie ISEP-Direct provides a full-time language and culture program for all language levels. Student may participate in ISEP-Exchange only if student has a significant background in French (at advanced-intermediate/advanced level) and proven success in university-level coursework.
France Univ du Havre Only if student has a significant background in French (at advanced-intermediate/advanced level) and proven success in university-level coursework.
France Univ du Maine Only if student has a significant background in French (at advanced-intermediate/advanced level) and proven success in university-level coursework.
France Univ Paul Valéry ISEP-Direct provides a full-time language and culture program for intermediate to advanced language levels. Student may participate in ISEP-Exchange only if student has a significant background in French (at advanced-intermediate/advanced level) and proven success in university-level coursework.
French - La Réunion Université de la Réunion Only if student has a significant background in French (at advanced-intermediate/advanced level) and proven success in university-level coursework.
Germany Justus-Liebig-Univ Giessen Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the prerequisites.
Germany Katholische Univ Eichstätt Eichstaett can accept students who are in their second year of studies.
Germany Marburg Universität ONLY on ISEP-Direct options. ISEP-Direct Semester Program IUSP - language and culture program.
ISEP-Direct Summer Program: Political Science, Economics, Cultural Studies plus German Language.
Germany TU Braunschweig Summer Program only: German Language and Cultural Studies; advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
ISEP Exchange based on 1/2 semester.
Germany TU Dortmund German language combined with courses in English; all levels offered
Germany Universität Trier German language combined with courses in English; all levels offered
Ghana Univ of Ghana Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the pre-requisites. Site requires advanced level of maturity.
Hong Kong CUHK Sophomores have access to courses in fields for which they have the pre-requisites but placement is competitive
Hungary Univ of Debrecen Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the prerequisites.
Indonesia BINUS Univ
Italy Univ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Joint English and Italian Language program.
Japan Chukyo Univ Sophomores must be able to demonstrate a significant interest in Japan through coursework and other activities. At least two semesters of university-level Japanese is required.
Japan Kansai Gaidai Univ Sophomores must be able to demonstrate a significant interest in Japan through coursework and other activities. Placements are limited and only one semester in length. One semester of university-level Japanese required. (Site is currently closed on ISEP Exchange)
Japan Nanzan Univ Sophomores must be able to demonstrate a significant interest in Japan through coursework and other activities. Placements are limited.
Japan Nihon Univ - Mishima Sophomores must be able to demonstrate a significant interest in Japan through coursework and other activities. At least two semesters of university-level Japanese is recommended; two is required; four is preferred.
Japan Ritsumeikan Univ Sophomores must be able to demonstrate a significant interest in Japan through coursework and other activities. Placements are limited.
Japan Tokyo International Univ Sophomores must be able to demonstrate a significant interest in Japan through coursework and other activities. Placements are limited.
Japan Toyo Univ Sophomores must be able to demonstrate a significant interest in Japan through coursework and other activities. At least one semester of university-level Japanese is required.
Korea Ajou Univ Asian/East Asian/Korean Area Studies are particularly appropriate (in English). Summer Program: Korean and Asian Studies.
Korea Ewha Womans Univ Asian/East Asian/Korean Area Studies are particularly appropriate (in English).
Korea Keimyung Univ Asian/East Asian/Korean Area Studies are particularly appropriate (in English).
Korea Korea Univ Asian/East Asian/Korean Area Studies are particularly appropriate (in English).
Malaysia UPSI UPSI can accept students in their second year of studies
Mexico ITESM - Monterrey No Spanish required. Courses available in English.
Mexico UDEM No Spanish required. Courses available in English.
Mexico Univ Regiomontana Minimum of two college-level semesters of Spanish. Limited number of classes available in English.
New Zealand Massey Univ Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the pre-requisites.
Norway Univ of Nordland Full-time Semester Program in English open to sophomores.
Poland Wroclaw Univ Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the prerequisites.
South Africa Univ of Stellenbosch Sophomores have access to courses in most fields of study as long as they meet the pre-requisites.
Spain Univ de Murcia ISEP-Direct Language and Culture Program, semester or full year.
Spain Univ de Vigo If the student has the required six semesters of university-level Spanish or is a native Spanish speaker. Vigo campus is recommended for sophomores.
Spain Univ Pública de Navarra If the student has the required six semesters of university-level Spanish or is a native Spanish speaker.
Spain Univ Rovira I Virgili Sophmores may apply
Sweden Linnaeus Univ - Växjö Studies in English: Basic Business Studies, Teacher Education-Global and Intercultural Perspectives, Swedish Culture Program.
Sweden Linneaus Univ - Kalmar
Sweden Mälardalen Univ Studies in English: Some courses in business, economics, math and social sciences.
Sweden Södertörn University Studies in English: Cultural studies, history, political science. Some courses open to sophomores.
Switzerland Univ Bern Only if student has a significant background in German (at advanced-intermediate/advanced level) and proven success in university-level coursework.
Switzerland Univ de Fribourg, Suisse Only if student has a significant background in French or German (at advanced-intermediate/advanced level) and proven success in university-level coursework.
Switzerland Univ de Lausanne Language program recommended; only if student has an equivalent French background to the intermediate level and proven success in university-level coursework.
Taiwan Providence Univ No Mandarin Chinese required. Courses available in English
Thailand Thammasat Univ
United Kingdom Edinburgh Napier Univ Sophomores have access to courses in fields for which they have the pre-requisites; because UK sites are competitive, ISEP-Direct is recommended for sophomores. Certain departments at Edinburgh Napier University are restricted for sophomore students and are only available to students of junior and senior standing.
United Kingdom Nottingham Trent University Empty
United Kingdom Ulster - Coleraine Sophomores have access to courses in fields for which they have the pre-requisites; because UK sites are competitive, ISEP-Direct is recommended for sophomores.
United Kingdom Ulster - Jordanstown Sophomores have access to courses in fields for which they have the pre-requisites; because UK sites are competitive, ISEP-Direct is recommended for sophomores.
United Kingdom Ulster - Magee College Sophomores have access to courses in fields for which they have the pre-requisites; because UK sites are competitive, ISEP-Direct is recommended for sophomores.
United Kingdom Univ of Bradford Sophomores have access to courses in fields for which they have the pre-requisites.
United Kingdom Univ of Central Lancashire Sophomores have access to courses in fields for which they have the pre-requisites; because UK sites are competitive, ISEP-Direct is recommended for sophomores.
United Kingdom Univ of Chester Sophomores have access to courses in fields for which they have the pre-requisites; because UK sites are competitive, ISEP-Direct is recommended for sophomores.
United Kingdom Univ of East London Sophomores have access to courses in fields for which they have the pre-requisites.
United Kingdom Univ of Plymouth Sophomores have access to courses in fields for which they have the pre-requisites; because UK sites are competitive, ISEP-Direct is recommended for sophomores.
United Kingdom Univ of Sunderland Sophomores have access to courses in fields for which they have the pre-requisites; because UK sites are competitive, ISEP-Direct is recommended for sophomores.
United Kingdom Univ of Ulster Sophomores have access to courses in fields for which they have the pre-requisites; because UK sites are competitive, ISEP-Direct is recommended for sophomores.