Study Abroad

Broaden your cultural understanding and experiences by studying abroad with one of the many study abroad programs available at ISU. Visit the CHS International Program Office for more information on the programs available specific to your major. Visit the Study Abroad Center for more information about even more opportunities that await you and contact your academic advisor to discuss which program fits best with your academic plan.


The College of Human Sciences (CHS) International Programs office assists students with international travel programs available at the college level.

  • International programs
  • International scholarships
  • Tips for traveling abroad
  • Blogs and photos by students studying abroad
  • CHS Study Abroad Fair

Studying Abroad in Relation to Your Degree

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.

Talk to Your Advisor

Be sure to see your advisor to understand how the courses you plan while studying abroad will apply to your degree requirements.

International perspectives requirement — check the Iowa State guidelines on these pages:

Registrar’s guidelines on international perspectives

International perspectives requirement — course catalog

Need More Information?

CHS International Programs

131 MacKay Hall
2302 Osborn Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1124