Departmental Services

Our department is here to support faculty and staff that are interested in leading a program through CALS Study Abroad. Below are the services that our department provides to faculty and staff to help implement new and existing programs to students. Please feel free to contact us or stop by 0018 Curtiss Hall to learn more. 

New Program Development

  • Program Types: short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs, exchange programs, service-learning programs and internships
  • Advise on program creating and development
  • Funding support for new program development
  • Facilitate travel logistics
  • Provide guidance on program proposal and approval process
  • Review existing CALS and ISU relationships for collaborative opportunities
  • Develop and manage exchange programs

Program Coordination

  • Program Portfolio: faculty-led short-term study abroad programs, student exchanges, and internship
  • Facilitate travel arrangements and in-country logistics
  • Advise on visa applications and requirements
  • Manage program evaluations
  • Present safety and travel tips at pre-departure orientations
  • Manage CALS study abroad student scholarships
  • Create online program information brochures and budget sheets
  • Manage online application process
  • Share application status with program directors

Risk Management

  • Monitor safety and health issues at program locations
  • Coordinate with ISU Office of Risk Management on 24/7 emergency response
  • Distribute emergency contact and response documentation
  • Facilitate CISI insurance and enrollment

Faculty Support

  • Prepare and train program leaders
  • Provide guidance on policy and procedures
  • Coordinate financial processes
  • Coordinate travel processes and logistics

Marketing and Outreach

  • Share student experiences abroad via social media
  • Host annual CALS Study Abroad Fair
  • Participate in ISU Study Abroad Fairs
  • Present in classes about study abroad opportunities
  • Participate in CALS Career Fairs
  • Present at Junior visit days
  • Coordinate recruiting efforts with study abroad alumni
  • Meet with prospective students interested in study abroad opportunities
  • Invited presentations for departments and student organizations

Click here for some program director highlights from faculty and staff that have led travel courses through our office.