To Infinity and Abroad

To Infinity and AbroadStay up to date with all things CALS Study Abroad by listening to our podcast! We share stories from students abroad, announce new programs, and share tips and tricks for travelling abroad! Hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Science's Study Abroad Office at Iowa State University.                                                                              

Keep up with all of our latest content on Spotify or listen to our latest episodes below. Each episode features one of our student travel consultant hosts and a guest discussing all things study abroad! 


Latest Episodes:

Spain23. A Spanish Love Triangle: 3 Different Experiences in Spain (with Mykenzie Darg and Marta Grant)

After having traveled to Spain herself over spring break, Logan catches up with Mykenzie Darg and Marta Grant who both also studied abroad in Spain during their time at Iowa State University. Hear about the similarities and differences in their experiences, relish in the tasty foods mentioned, and transport to España all in this podcast episode!




Costa Rica22. Soils, Crops and Natural Resources of Costa Rica (with Emily Plagman, Jaclyn Smith, and Sean Fitzpatrick)

The Agronomy department has organized this travel course to Costa Rica for over 15 years! Give this episode a listen and learn about student's (Emily Plagman, Jaclyn Smith, Sean Fitzpatrick) experiences from this past spring break!

This study abroad program explores agricultural systems, natural resources, and resource management in Costa Rica. Historical and cultural aspects are also included in discussions. Stops include interactions with many farmers with a history with this ISU course-coffee, highland fruits, organic vegetables, sugarcane, pineapple, and chocolate production.


Nepal21. Exploring Nepal (with Gillian Anderson)

In this episode, we learn more about the new program, Exploring Ecosystem Services and Subsistence Farming Activities in Rural Nepal. Gillian, a senior studying Ag and Rural Policy and International Agriculture, shares the impact Nepal has had on her as well as some highlights from the trip!




20. Travelers Old & New Take on India (with Lauren Kaldenberg and Hannah Everhart)India

After returning from India over winter break, Lauren and Hannah share all about their experiences abroad. Everything from farm visits to food to flights is discussed with the perspective of both a seasoned traveler, Lauren, and someone who has just now caught the international travel bug, Hannah. Take a listen!




19. Sustainability Across Borders: Agriculture in Greece and the United States (Guest Hosts: Taylor Sublette and Maddi Klemme) Greece and Italy

This isn't your typical episode, listen to study abroad alums, Taylor Sublette and Maddi Klemme, discuss sustainable agriculture in Greece and the United States! Last May, they participated in the Greece and Italy: Food, Culture, and Agriculture travel course with program directors, Dr. David Acker and Dr. Sotirios Archontoulis.

The episode features discussions with the Chair of Sustainable Agriculture and Management from Perrotis College, Dr. Christos Vasilikiotis. Additionally, you will hear from Jack Campbell, who studied abroad in Greece Spring 2023. This episode was produced for the Contemporary Issues in Agriculture Podcast, part of AGEDS 4630X: Communicating Contemporary Issues in Agriculture. 


Mike Gaul18. Marketing your Study Abroad Experience (with Mike Gaul)

Join us for a conversation with Mike Gaul, Director of CALS Career Services, as we discuss how to promote your study abroad program on your resume, prepare for interviews, and much more!




Meet the Hosts:                                                                                                       

                 Kylie McGlade                 Maddi Klemme            Carly Lawler                Alaina Gebel
Kylie McGlade in Ghana Maddi Klemme Ireland Alaina Gebel

Costa Rica and Ghana

Greece and Italy


Costa Rica and Italy