Programs

Cathedrals, Castles, Culture and Cuisine-sustainable, Safe and Nutritious Food in France Travel Course

With the growth of the world’s population and the increasing awareness that our natural resources are limited, development of sustainable systems to produce food is essential. Globally, the food...

Rome: Dean's Global Food and Agriculture Leadership Program Travel Course

This integrated production and policy program will allow students to gain valuable knowledge, skills and abilities with respect to global agricultural production, resources and food issues....

Australian Universities Crop Competition Travel Course

 

Information coming soon!

Dates subject to change

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Exploring the Agri-Culture of Belize Travel Course

Class will meet during Spring Semester for Pre-departure orientation.  Travel will take place in May

The course objective is to gain insight, understanding,...

Natural History of Antarctica Travel Course

Students will travel to Antarctica through Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina. They will spend 12 days on a ship exploring the Weddell Sea, Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands....

Business Development Study Trip in Brazil Travel Course

The objective for this course id for students to develop knowledge and skills in international business development through experiential learning. Students will act as a consulting team for three...

Integrated Management of Tropical Crops - Costa Rica Travel Course

This program provides an introduction to production of a wide variety of tropical crops (coffee, banana, pineapple, mango, sugar cane, cut flowers, vegetables, papaya, etc.) from the perspective...

Soils and Crops of Costa Rica Travel Course

Field examination of the soils, crops and water use systems of Costa Rica via visits to active farms, ministry field sites, and processing plants. Discussions led by practicing professionals...

BREXIT: Scotland and England...History, Political Implications and Possible Outcomes Travel Course

The Edinburgh & London trip during Spring Break 2019 will offer an opportunity to explore the history and government of both Scotland and Great Britain.  Class time prior to the trip will...

German Equestrian Program Travel Course

Tour the farms and regions of Germany to learn about international opportunities and guide lines in related equestrian events such as jumpers, eventers and western all-around horses. Opportunities...

Study of Pork Industry in Japan and Thailand Travel Course

Program will introduce students to the swine industry in Japan and Thailand, including production systems, feed processing, and meat processing.  Students will witness swine production,...

Animal and Dairy Science in The Netherlands Travel Course

Class will meet during Spring Semester for Pre-departure orientation.  Travel will take place in May

The Department of Animal Science will be offering a 2-...

Creating a School Garden: Service Learning in Uganda Travel Course

This service learning program allows Iowa State University (ISU) students to work in Uganda developing school gardens for elementary schools in the Kamuli District.  This project is in...

Agricultural Production, Business and Trade in Spain Travel Course

The course objective is to enhance students' understanding of production and competition in agricultural world markets.  Students will analyze production agriculture (a typical farm or ranch...

Service Learning Trip to Uganda Travel Course

This study abroad program will be a service learning trip to Uganda over Spring Break 2019 focusing on agroforestry, education, nutrition and health, animal science and post harvest handling....

Agricultural Systems of New Zealand Travel Course

 

Through visits to farms, industry, and cultural sites, students will study the agricultural systems and exportation market economy of New Zealand, while gaining an...

Tropical Agriculture Production, International Business and Trade in Panama Travel Course

 

Travel occurs during Semester Break, 2018

Students will gain introduction and first hand exposure to tropical agricultural production, economics, international...

Soils, Agriculture and the Environment of Uruguay Travel Course

 

"Soils, Agriculture & the Environment of Uruguay" examines the soils, agriculture and environment  across Uruguay via a series of visits to farms, forests, rivers and parks...

Service Learning in the US Virgin Islands Travel Course

 

This program will focus on service learning with diverse partners and organizations in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Students will have the opportunity to work in school gardens,...

Agricultural Production, Business and Trade in Argentina Travel Course

 

Enhance your understanding of production and competition in agricultural world markets!

Students will analyze production agriculture (a typical farm or ranch), business, and...

Grain and Feed Production, Food Processing and Utilization in Argentina Travel Course

 

Class will meet during Spring Semester for Pre-departure orientation.  Travel will take place in May

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Enhancing Students Global Experience: Agriculture in Costa Rica Travel Course

The trip is designed to provide a mix of scientific learning, cultural experiences, and direct interactions with local people.  During their stay in Costa Rica, students will visit...

Cathedrals, Castles, Culture and Cuisine-Sustainable, Safe, and Nutritious Food in France Travel Course

 

With the growth of the world’s population and the increasing awareness that our natural resources are limited, development of sustainable systems to produce food is essential....

Rome: Dean's Global Food and Agriculture Leadership Program Travel Course

 

This integrated production and policy program will allow students to gain valuable knowledge, skills and abilities with respect to global agricultural production, resources and food...

For the Love of Italy and Food Travel Course

 

This program is managed by the College of Human Sciences but open to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

To learn more, please contact the programs...

Globe Food and Agriculture - Brazil Travel Course

 

Class will meet during Spring Semester for Pre-departure orientation.  Travel will take place in May

This course is intended for students in the...

Soils and Crops of Costa Rica Travel Course

 

We will visit locations throughout central and northwestern Costa Rica in order to observe tropical soils, tropical crops and their environmental impacts. At each site in-...

International, Industrial/Academic Leadership Experience in Taiwan Travel Course

 

Students will travel to Taiwan and stay on the campus of Chung Yuan Christian university (CYCU) and participate in the Industrial Academic leadership Experience Program (II/ALE). II/...

Caribbean Marine Biology, Roatan Island, Honduras Travel Course

 

This program is specifically designed to provide students with a unique field marine biology experience. The seminar portion of the course involves lectures on coral reef biology....

Natural History of Madagascar Travel Course

 

Students will be introduced to the natural history of Madagascar with an emphasis on tropical rainforest and arid spiny forest habitats. This will require short visits to two...

Exploring Peru: Natural Resources & Local Communities Travel Course

 

Class will meet during Spring Semester for Pre-departure orientation.  Travel will take place in May

Peru is a country rich in natural resources...

Wildlife Conservation in Tanzania Travel Course

 

Class will meet during Spring Semester for Pre-departure orientation.  Travel will take place in May

Introduce students to the natural...

Service Learning in Uganda Travel Course

This study abroad program will be a service learning trip to Uganda over Spring Break 2018 focusing on agroforestry.  ISU and the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods have been invested...

BREXIT: Scotland and England . . .History, Political Implications and Possible Outcomes Travel Course

 

The Edinburgh & London trip during Spring Break 2018 will offer an opportunity to explore the history and government in both Scotland and Great Britain.  During class time...

Heritage Livestock - United Kingdom Travel Course

 

Class will meet during Spring Semester for Pre-departure orientation.  Travel will take place in May

Tour the farms and regions of the United...

Soils, Agriculture and the Environment of Uruguay Travel Course

Soils, agriculture & the environment of Uruguay examines the soils, agriculture and environment  across Uruguay via a series of visits to farms, forests, rivers and parks in order to...

Creating a School Garden: Service Learning in Uganda Travel Course

 

This service learning program allows Iowa State University (ISU) students to work in Uganda developing school gardens for elementary schools in the Kamuli District.  This...

Global Food and Agriculture: China Travel Course

This course is intended for students in the Global Resources Systems major who have no or limited previous travel experience. Through this course, students will explore the different perspectives...

Ecology, Culture and Horticulture of the Ecuadorian Andes Travel Course

 

Natural ecosystems and horticulture of the Ecuadorian Andes with a focus on high altitude ecosystems, commercial horticultural production systems for export, public gardens, and...

Spanish Cuisine: From the Old World to the New Cuisine - Spain Travel Course

 

Spain is known as the hottest country in culinary arts.  This program will capture the traditional old recipes as well as modern techniques.  This is an introduction to the...

St. John U.S. Virgin Islands - Service Learning Travel Course

 

Experience the flora & fauna of tropical rainforests, upland dry sites, & coastal beaches all on one island!
Assist with invasive species removal & native plant...

Animal and Dairy Science in The Netherlands Travel Course

 

The Department of Animal Science will be offering a 2-week Summer, 2017, travel course to The Netherlands, complemented by a Spring, 2017, pre-departure orientation program. ...

Exploring Ethical Challenges of Leadership - Poland and Germany Travel Course

 

Study ethical leadership in a global context to prepare students to make tough choices.  Students will learn about the ethical decisions made by leaders and ordinary people...

Integrated Management of Tropical Crops in Costa Rica Travel Course

 

This program provides an introduction to production of a wide variety of tropical crops (coffee, banana, pineapple, mango, sugar cane, cut flowers, vegetables, papaya, etc.) from the...

Rome: Dean's Global Agriculture and Food Leadership Program Travel Course

 

Interested in understanding the causes and dynamics of world hunger?  Do you ever wonder what is happening to improve the lives of the world's 1.4 billion people living in...

Cathedrals, Castles, Culture and Cuisine-sustainable, Safe, & Nutritious Food in France Travel Course

 

Cathedrals, castles, culture and food!

With the growth of the world’s population and awareness that our natural resources are limited, development of sustainable systems...

International, Industrial/Academic Leadership Experience in Taiwan Travel Course

 

Students will travel to Taiwan and stay on the campus of Chung Yuan Christian university (CYCU) and participate in the Industrial Academic leadership Experience Program (II/ALE). II/...

BREXIT: The British Vote to Exit from the EU . . .History and Possible Outcomes Travel Course

 

The Edinburgh & London trip during Spring Break 2017 will offer an opportunity to explore the history and government in both Scotland and Great Britain.  During class time...

Food Production in the Artisan Style - United Kingdom Travel Course

 

Learn the craft of artisan food production in the heart of England’s Sherwood Forest.  Work with local experts, immerse yourself in the culture of an English estate and develop...

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Production in Germany Travel Course

 

This fruit and vegetable production study abroad course will allow students to gain valuable knowledge, skills, and abilities about principles and practices of commercial...

Soils and Crops of Costa Rica Travel Course

 

Visit locations throughout central and northwestern Costa Rica in order to observe tropical soils, tropical crops and their environmental impacts. At each site in-depth...

Agricultural Production, Business and Trade in Australia Travel Course

 

Students will analyze production agriculture (a typical farm or ranch), business and trade in Australia and compare them with respect to the U.S.  Pre-departure orientation will...

Creating a School Garden: Service-Learning in Uganda Travel Course

 

This service learning internship allows Iowa State students to work in Uganda developing a school garden for an elementary school in Kamuli District. This project is in partnership...

Australian Universities Crops Competition Travel Course

Iowa State University students will have the opportunity to compete in an international crops competition.  Students will gain international experience, as well as develop their knowledge of...

International Industrial/Academic Leadership Experience in Taiwan Travel Course

Students will travel to Taiwan and stay on the campus of Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) and participate in the Industrial Academic leadership...

Tropical Agricultural Production, International Business and Trade in Panama Travel Course

 

Students will be introduced to tropical agriculture, production, trade, international business and rural life in a developing country first-hand.  It will provide an opportunity...

Summer Tropical Forest and Coral Reef Experiences in Belize Travel Course

This course will engage ISU undergraduates in biological and cultural experiences in Belize. Biological learning will be primarily experiential and will include tropical forest and marine...

Global Food and Agriculture: China Travel Course

Through this course, students will explore the different perspectives of the food and agricultural industries through visits to producers and processors, food industries, government and non-...

Analysis/Management of Agricultural Systems for Conservation of Natural Resources in Panama Travel Course

A study of principles and strategies for managing natural resources under economic activity and preserving the biodiversity of the area.  Agricultural systems ranging from indigenous systems...

Service Learning in Uganda Travel Course

In collaboration with the summer Service Learning in Uganda course, this course will allow ISU undergraduates to complete one...

Heritage Breeds - United Kingdom Travel Course

Tour the farms and regions of the United Kingdom to learn about purebred livestock and breed development and to see where many animal breeds originated.  Visits to multiple rare breed farm...

Natural History of Costa Rica Travel Course

Introduction to Costa Rican biodiversity!

See program brochure here

You will become informed about the contexts --- ecological,...

Multidisciplinary Experiential Study of International Nutrition in Peru Travel Course

 

This study abroad experience in international nutrition includes two 2-week modules on communication and nutrition education, community-based research, clinical nutrition, or water...

Natural History of Antarctica Travel Course

Biggest adventure of your life!

Students will travel to Antarctica through Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina.  They will spend 12 days on a ship exploring the Weddell Sea, Antarctic...

Creating a School Garden: Service Learning in Uganda Travel Course

This service learning internship allows Iowa State students to work in Uganda developing a school garden for an elementary school in the ...

Dean's Global Agriculture and Food Leadership Program, Rome, Italy Travel Course

Interested in understanding the causes and dynamics of world hunger?

Do you ever wonder what is happening to improve the lives of the world's 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty?...

Study of Horticulture, Culture and History of Ireland Travel Course

Students will travel to many areas of Ireland to experience its’ culture and rich history of agriculture and horticulture.  Ireland is home to many well respected greenhouses, public gardens...

Production and Processing Sustainable, Safe and Nutritional Food in France Travel Course

Experience French cuisine and culture!

See program brochure here

With the growth of the world’s population and awareness that our...

Educating Youth Through Horticulture in the U.S. Virgin Islands Travel Course

Students will tour St. John over spring break to experience its unique culture and landscape.  Environmental issues and gardening concerns will be the focus of the trip. As a service-learning...

History of Economic Thought in Scotland Travel Course

Explore the beautiful and ancient city of Edinburgh!

See program brochure here

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Study of Japanese and Chinese Pork Industry Travel Course

This program will introduce students to the swine industry in Japan and China, including production systems, feed processing, and meat processing, Students will witness swine production, business...

Beef and Horse Production in Brazil Travel Course

Examine the structure of the bovine and equine industries in Brazil with attention to the distinctive differences in environmental management and resource usage, markets and management style in...

Agricultural Production, Business and Trade in Spain Travel Course

The focus of this program of study is to compare agricultural production, business, and trade in Spain and the United States.  This 3-credit course involves a trip to Spain from March 10-21,...

Occupational Safety in Scotland Travel Course

Students will visit comparable work settings in Iowa and Scotland to gain an understanding of occupational safety climate culture, and regulatory environment in the United States (US) and United...

Caribbean Marine Biology, Roatan Island, Honduras Travel Course

This program is specifically designed to provide students with a unique field marine biology experience. The seminar portion of the course involves lectures on coral reef biology. The field trip...

Soils and Crops of Costa Rica Travel Course

We will visit locations throughout central and northwestern Costa Rica in order to observe tropical soils, tropical crops and their environmental impacts. At each site in-depth...

Ecosystems and Horticulture of South Africa Travel Course

The program will feature natural ecosystems and horticulture of South Africa with a focus on landscape diversity, public gardens, the wine industry, and production of ornamentals and food crops....

University of Natural Resources and Applied Sciences, Vienna, Austria, Fall 2019 Exchange

This is a semester-long CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a 3.0 GPA or above. 

The ...

University of Natural Resources and Applied Sciences, Vienna, Austria, Spring 2020 Exchange

This is a semester-long CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a 3.0 GPA or above. 

The...

Food and Energy Production and Environmental Stewardship, Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil, Spring Exchange

Program includes 4 weeks of Intensive Portuguese before the start of the academic semester in Brazil. The intensive program is offered by the Federal University of Lavras, Minas Gerais State (no...

Food and Energy Production and Environmental Stewardship, Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil, Fall Exchange

Program includes 4 weeks of Intensive Portuguese before the start of the academic semester in Brazil. The intensive program is offered by the Federal University of Lavras, Minas Gerais State (no...

Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil, Fall 2019 Exchange

This is a semester-long CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and ABE students in the College of Engineering with a 3.0 GPA or above...

Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil, Spring 2020 Exchange

This is a semester-long CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and ABE students in the College of Engineering with a 3.0 GPA or above...

University of Costa Rica, Spring 2020 Exchange

This is a semester-long CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a 3.0 GPA or above. Students must also be able to...

University of Costa Rica, Fall 2020 Exchange

This is a semester-long CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a 3.0 GPA or above. Students must also be able to...

FESIA-ISARA-Lyon, France Summer 2019 Exchange

This is a semester and summer CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a 3.0 GPA minimum.

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FESIA ISARA-Lyon, France, Fall 2019 Exchange

This is a semester and summer CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a 3.0 GPA minimum.

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FESIA ISARA-Lyon, France Spring 2020 Exchange

This is a semester and summer CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a 3.0 GPA minimum.

France Agro³ is a consortium of French...

FESIA ISARA-Lyon France, Summer 2020 Exchange

This is a semester and summer CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a 3.0 GPA minimum.

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Institut Polytechnique LaSalle, Beauvais, France, Spring 2020 Exchange

This is a semester and summer CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Sciences with a 3.0 GPA minimum.

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Institut Polytechnique LaSalle, Beauvais, France, Summer 2020 Exchange

This is a semester and summer CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Sciences with a 3.0 GPA minimum.

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Institut Polytechnique LaSalle, Beauvais, France, Fall 2020 Exchange

This is a semester and summer CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Sciences with a 3.0 GPA minimum.

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University of Hohenheim, Germany, Spring 2020 Exchange

This is a semester-long CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and ABE students in the College of Engineering with a 3.0 GPA or above...

University of Hohenheim, Germany, Fall 2020 Exchange

This is a semester-long CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and ABE students in the College of Engineering with a 3.0 GPA or above...

University College Dublin, Ireland, Spring 2020 Exchange

This is a semester-long CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a 3.0 GPA or above. 

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University College Dublin, Ireland, Fall 2019 Exchange

This is a semester-long CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a 3.0 GPA or above. 

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Wageningen University, Spring 2020 Exchange

This is a semester-long CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a 3.0 GPA or above (3.5 GPA preferred). Applicants must be in...

Wageningen University, Fall 2020 Exchange

This is a semester-long CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a 3.0 GPA or above (3.5 GPA preferred). Applicants must be in...

Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland, Fall 2019 Exchange

This is a semester-long CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering with a 3.0 GPA or above. 

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Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland, Spring 2020 Exchange

This is a semester-long CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering with a 3.0 GPA or above. 

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Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland, Fall 2020 Exchange

This is a semester-long CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering with a 3.0 GPA or above. 

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Royal Agricultural University, United Kingdom, Fall Exchange

This is an academic year-long CALS exchange program available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a 3.0 GPA or above. 

The...

Service Learning: Teaching English in Thailand Internship

Internship located at Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

Summer Internship in Thailand Internship

Internship located at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand

Summer Internship with University of Lleida, Spain Internship

Experience Mediterranean Agriculture in Lleida, a 1,000 year-old city just south of the Pyrenees Mountains, just west of Barcelona. See some of Spain’s traditional crops like olive, citrus,...

American Farm School, Perrotis College, Greece Internship

 

The American Farm School of Thessaloniki, Greece, is an independent, nonprofit educational institution founded in 1904 to serve the needs of Greece and the surrounding Balkan areas....

Summer Internship in Nantes, France Internship

More information coming soon!

American Farm School-Perrotis College-Thessaloniki, Greece, Fall Semester Long

A unique educational experience introducing contemporary academic programs and connecting cultures in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Perrotis College / American Farm School
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American Farm School-Perrotis College-Thessaloniki, Greece, Spring Semester Long

A unique educational experience introducing contemporary academic programs and connecting cultures in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Perrotis College / American Farm School
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American Farm School-Perrotis College-Thessaloniki, Greece, Summer Semester Long

A unique educational experience introducing contemporary academic programs and connecting cultures in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Perrotis College / American Farm School
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Semester Along the Nile: Learning in Uganda, Fall Semester Long

 

This semester-long program allows Global Resource Systems and College of Agriculture and Life Science students to complete academic coursework, including service learning (GLOBE 494A...

Semester Along the Nile: Learning in Uganda, Spring Semester Long

This semester-long program allows Global Resource Systems and College of Agriculture and Life Science students to complete academic coursework, including service learning (GLOBE 494A) in Global...

EARTH Service Learning Program, US Virgin Islands, Spring Semester Long

 

Undergraduate students will learn about the culture of the people of the Caribbean and U.S. Virgin Islands’ agriculture and ecosystems, while assisting with teaching about food and...

EARTH Service Learning Program, U.S. Virgin Islands, Summer Semester Long

Undergraduate students will learn about the culture of the people of the Caribbean and U.S. Virgin Islands’ agriculture and ecosystems, while assisting with teaching about food and agriculture,...

EARTH Service Learning Program, US Virgin Islands, Fall Semester Long

 

Undergraduate students will learn about the culture of the people of the Caribbean and U.S. Virgin Islands’ agriculture and ecosystems, while assisting with teaching about food and...