Essex is a member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP).
ISEP is a US based organisation which offering access to a wider exchange network comprising of over 200 participating universities, giving you a wonderful opportunity to secure a place in a location you desire.
By studying abroad on ISEP Exchange, you pay your tuition and fees to Essex, which opens up a spot for someone to come learn at Essex on their exchange whilst you're abroad. You can choose up to 10 universities and ISEP will place you at the best option depending on exchange spaces and your academic needs.
You pay for the food and accommodation costs of the exchange student taking your place at Essex whilst you are abroad and, in return, get free food and accommodation at your host University (or a bursary to cover those costs). You will be invoiced for this amount shortly before you depart on your exchange.