Fast Facts

What is the length of the ISLE semester?

One semester, 16 weeks (fall or spring) Click here for more information.

How many credits does an ISLE student receive?

16 semester credit hours (or 4 semester course credits). Students can earn 20 semester credit hours if they choose to take 3 elective courses in Session II. Click here for more information. 

What are the application deadlines?

The Early Decision Deadline for both programs is December 1st. The Fall program has rolling admission from December 1st to March 1st and the Spring program has rolling admission from December 1st to October 15th (of the following year).

What is the layout of the semester?

Session I: Intensive language study and field lectures Session II: Elective course study Session III: Independent Study Project. Click here for more information

What are the living arrangements?

Each student lives with a homestay family. Click here for more information.

What is the affiliate university?

University of Peradeniya. Click here for more information.

What U.S. colleges are in the  ISLE consortium?

Amherst, Bates, Bowdoin, Carleton, College of the Holy Cross, Gustavus Adolphus, and Swarthmore Colleges. Students from outside the consortium are welcome to apply. Click here for more information