Travel The World 

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 undergraduate students and a great option for students majoring in event management or hospitality management.

France

Cathedrals, Castles, and Cuisine – Sustainable, Safe, & Nutritious food in France

Summer

The program focus is for food science and human nutrition majors.

This program is co-sponsored by the College of Human Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Italy

Experience Historical Italy: Origins of Sport and Sports Medicine

Spring Break

For pre-athletic training and kinesiology majors

Ireland

Experience Kinesiology in Ireland

Tentatively being planned for summer 2024

For kinesiology and pre-heath majors

United Kingdom

Sustainability, Nutrition and Nature in Shetland

Tentatively being planned for summer 2023

Designed for Food Science and Human Nutrition students but open to all students interested in the topic.

Italy

For the Love of Italy and Food

Tentatively being planned for summer 2024

Designed for food science and human nutrition students.

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 Calendonian University

Semester or summer

Open to all Iowa State students with courses for CHS students in fashion marketing and retail, event management, dietetics and nutrition, and community health. There is a semester exchange and a two- or three-week summer program.

Taiwan

Fu Jen Catholic University Exchange

Spring semester

Program focus is for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in apparel, merchandising and design.

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

Fall and spring

Semester exchanges and direct enroll

  • 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

Semester and summer

Exchange

  • 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

Semester

Direct enroll

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

Fall, spring and summer

Semester and summer direct enroll

  • 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

Fall and spring

Semester exchanges and direct enroll

  • 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

Summer

Iowa State program

ISU on the Mediterranean: Summer in Valencia, Spain: Popular summer program where you can improve your Spanish language skills.

United Kingdom

Fall and spring

Semester exchanges and direct enroll

Other Study Abroad Programs

Looking for more options?

All terms

To see all options for your study abroad experience, search for programs on ISUAbroad. The College of Human Sciences 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