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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.

BahamasCzech RepublicFrance
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.
Experience Prague, Czech Republic the Awesome (AESHM) Way
Summer
For Event and Hospitality Management majors.
Cathedrals, Castles, and Cuisine – Sustainable, Safe, & Nutritious food in France
Summer
Program focus is for food science and human nutrition majors. CHS co-sponsors this program with College of Agriculture and Life Studies (CALS).
GreeceIrelandItaly
Experience Historical Greece: Origins of Sport and Athletic Training
Summer
For Pre-Athletic training and Kinesiology majors.
Experience Kinesiology in Ireland
Summer
For kinesiology and pre-health majors.
Experience Italian Culture through Fashion and Hospitality
Summer
Designed for AESHM students but open to all majors.  

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.

EnglandFranceInternational Student Teaching
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.
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
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.
ScotlandTaiwan
Glasgow Caledonian 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.
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.

AustraliaFranceGreece
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, programs in Australia will not likely be open for the 2021-2022 school year.
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.
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.
Direct enroll
Semester
American College of Greece: Open to all students and also has courses specific to students studying hospitality management or event management.
American Farm School – Perrotis College: Sponsored by CALS, this program offers summer options for students in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.
IrelandItalyNew Zealand
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.
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.
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, programs in New Zealand will not likely be open for the 2021-2022 school year.
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.
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Iowa State program
Summer
ISU on the Mediterranean: Summer in Valencia, Spain: Popular summer program where you can improve your Spanish language skills.
Semester exchanges and direct enroll
Fall and spring
University of Exeter: Semester exchange with courses available to kinesiology majors.
Swansea University: Open to all students, with some courses specific to kinesiology.
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.