Are you considering a study abroad opportunity to broaden your educational perspectives and personal view of the world? We hope so!
There are study abroad programs in a number of countries, and a visit to the International Programs Office can provide information for each. If you are looking for an international experience tailored to your major, contact your adviser to discuss what program fits best with your academic plan. Use the resources below to explore the wide variety of opportunities that await you.
College of Human Sciences International Programs
The College of Human Sciences (CHS) International Programs office assists students with international travel programs available at the college level. Visit the CHS international programs page for information on:
CHS International Programs
CHS Study Abroad Fair
The CHS Study Abroad Fair will be held during Human Sciences Week the last week of September 2016.
ISU Study Abroad Center
The Study Abroad Center can help you begin to explore your options as well as answer just about any question along the way. The office has a library of inter-cultural information, catalogs from colleges and universities abroad, scholarship information, etc. The staff can help answer your specific questions and help you with passports and applications.
ISU Study Abroad Fair
Study Abroad Fair events are held in September and January. Information tables are staffed by representatives that can answer your specific questions. Over 100 programs are represented.
There are a number of programs to choose from:
You do not necessarily have to learn a new language to study abroad.
Whether your study abroad applies to your degree or impacts your graduation date depends on the study abroad opportunity that you choose and which classes remain to be completed in your academic program.
See adviser. Be sure to see your adviser to understand how the courses you plan to take will apply to your degree requirements.
International perspectives requirement. Study abroad credits do meet the ISU International Perspectives requirement — check the ISU guidelines on these pages:
ISU offers a number of study abroad locations in which the student pays tuition and room and board at ISU while changing places with a foreign student who comes to study at Iowa State (exchange programs). The educational costs of these programs is the same as attending ISU with the exception of the additional monies spent in travel and tourism while you are in your exchange country.
Other study abroad programs can be more expensive — visit the following sites for more information:
If you are receiving aid through the ISU Financial Aid Office, this money can be applied for study abroad as long as you are earning ISU credits or transferring academic credits into your program at ISU.
In the past few years Kinesiology students have experienced a variety of study abroad. Hear about their experiences.
International internships are another way Kinesiology students experience a study abroad — here are some recent places our students have interned:
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