International programs

Where will your Iowa State University adventure take you?

Make the world your classroom by participating in a short-term group study abroad program, international student teaching placement, or semester-long exchange program. Studying abroad will help you to explore first-hand the academic field you’ve been learning about on campus in Ames, and it can help you to expand your opportunities for employment after graduation.

Visit our International Connections page to see where students have previously studied abroad and then choose your adventure on our programs page.

Staff members in the College of Human Sciences (CHS) International Programs Office are committed to connecting you with an engaging international activity that matches your personal interests, your academic needs, your career goals, and your budget.

Contact us

Location: We are located in the CHS Student Services Office at 131 MacKay Hall.  In-person appointments and in-person drop-in hours have been suspended due to COVID-19.

Hours and appointments: In order to minimize everyone's risk for COVID-19, we are conducting all appointments virtually. Please email us at with your questions or to schedule a virtual appointment. Our staff is available virtually Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We will be open during Winter Term, but the office will be closed on the following days: November 26, November 27, December 24-31, January 1, and January 18.