Choosing a Program

Whether you are looking for a short-term program or semester-long opportunity, there are a variety of study abroad options available to you:

Travel Course:

  • 8 days to 6 weeks
  • ISU course with international field trip
  • Travel takes place during school breaks
  • Travel with your faculty and friends, class sizes vary from 8-30 students
  • Enrich your academic learning through field visits, tours and sightseeing

A travel course is right for you if…

  • You've never traveled before
  • You want an introduction to international travel
  • You want to travel with your class
  • You want a snapshot of the different lifestyles or career paths in another part of the world

Exchange / Semester Long:

  • One semester, summer or one year options available
  • Enroll in courses at a university abroad and transfer those credits back to ISU
  • Step out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in another culture and place
  • Exchange Cost: Pay ISU tuition and fees
  • Semester Long Cost: Pay a program fee

A semester or year-long program is right for you if…

  • You are tired of being a tourist
  • You want to truly experience another culture (you want to experience an immense cultural immersion)

Step-By-Step Guide to Finding a Semester Program that Works for You

Individual Opportunities:

  • We can support your efforts as you create an individual opportunity that meets your needs and interest
  • Opportunities that students have pursued include internships, service learning and research abroad

An independent program is right for you if…

  • You are an experienced traveler
  • You want a program made just for you
  • You want an independent experience
  • You want an outstanding reference on your resume


Interested in learning more about a specific program? Stop by our office, 0018 Curtiss Hall, or complete a request form and we will reach out to you.