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COVID-19: The COVID-19 situation remains fluid across the globe, additional updates will be posted here regarding the impact of COVID-19 on fall 2021 and spring 2022 offerings.

Students interested in studying or interning abroad in spring 2022: Currently, passport processing times are significantly delayed. If you need a passport or need one renewed, the CHS International Programs Office strongly recommends that you apply as soon as possible and choose the expedited processing option. If you have any questions, please reach out to chsintl@iastate.edu.

Where do you want to go? Expand your horizons by participating in an international educational experience on your Iowa State adventure. There are study abroad options around the world offering a variety of coursework! Already interested? View how to get started. Want to hear from the students who have studied abroad? See what they have to say.

Study abroad programs affiliated with the College of Human Sciences:

College of Human Sciences Faculty-Led Programs

These are short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs. Through these programs, you’ll travel with other Iowa State University students, be taught and led by Iowa State faculty, and earn class credit.

Bahamas

  • Introduction to the Bahamas
  • Spring break
  • Open to all Iowa State undergraduate students
  • A great option for students majoring in event management or hospitality management

France

Ireland

Italy

  • For the Love of Italy and food
  • Summer
    • Program focus is for food science and human nutrition majors
    • Open to event management, hospitality management, and family and consumer sciences education and studies majors.

Italy

Kosovo

Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden)

College of Human Sciences Semester/Summer Study Abroad Programs

These are more extended study abroad experiences — either during a semester or summer — that are coordinated by the College of Human Sciences International Programs Office. These programs vary in length and academic areas.

England

  • London College of Fashion
  • Semester or summer
    • Program focus is for apparel, merchandising, and design majors. Students can go for a semester or participate in one of four summer programs. In the five-week option, students can study fashion styling, and in the eight-week option students can study fashion business, fashion design, or footwear design.

France

  • Paris American Academy
  • Semester or summer
    • Program focus is for apparel, merchandising and design majors. Students can go for a semester, or spend four weeks in the summer.

International Student Teaching

  • International Student Teaching
  • Fall and spring
    • Eight-week student teaching placement abroad with options for elementary education, secondary education, early childhood education, family and consumer sciences education, and physical education.

Scotland

  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Semester or summer

Taiwan

Iowa State University Semester/Summer Study Abroad Programs

These are longer study abroad experiences, either during a semester or summer with curriculum relevant to College of Human Sciences majors.

Australia

  • Semester exchanges and direct enroll
  • Fall and spring
    • Deakin University – Open to all students with some courses specific to kinesiology majors and students in food science and human nutrition.
    • University of Newcastle – Open to all students with some courses specific to students in food science and human nutrition.

France

  • Exchange
  • Semester and summer
    • Institut Polytechnique LaSalle: Exchange through CALS but open to all students in food science and human nutrition. Semester and summer options (with optional internship) are available.

Greece

Ireland

  • Fall and spring
    • University College Cork: Open to all students and also has courses specific to food science and human nutrition.
    • University of Limerick: Open to all students with some courses specific to students majoring in kinesiology, food science, and human nutrition.

Italy

  • Semester and summer direct enroll
  • Fall, spring, and summer
    • Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute: Popular semester and summer options for all students. Some courses specifically for apparel, merchandising, and design and culinary food science majors.
    • Accademia Italiana: Semester and summer program for students majoring in apparel, merchandising, and design.

New Zealand

  • Semester exchanges and direct enroll
  • Fall and spring
    • University of Otago: Popular option for all students with some courses specifically for kinesiology majors and nutritional sciences majors.
    • Massey University: Semester exchange and direct enroll program with courses available to students majoring in kinesiology, food science and human nutrition, and apparel, merchandising, and design.

Spain

United Kingdom

  • Semester exchanges and direct enroll
  • Fall and spring

Other Study Abroad Programs

  • All terms
    • To see all options for your study abroad experience, search for programs on ISUAbroad. The CHS International Programs Office can also help with navigating the website and finding the right program for you.

Need More Information?

CHS International Programs

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

515-294-1010

chsintl@iastate.edu