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Wel­come to a world of oppor­tu­ni­ties. Over 1,600 ISU stu­dents stud­ied abroad last year on pro­grams last­ing from a week to a full aca­d­e­mic year. Sure, you’ll miss your friends and fam­ily, but you’ll gain new friends, have expe­ri­ences you can’t have in Ames, and get a new per­spec­tive on your major and your career.

Research has shown that stu­dents who study abroad grad­u­ate within four years at a higher rate than stu­dents who stay on cam­pus for their full degree pro­gram:
Study­ing abroad helps you define your goals and focuses your atten­tion. It’s also a great career boost, as employ­ers are look­ing for recent grads who have lead­er­ship skills and expe­ri­ence work­ing with peo­ple from other cultures.

See what other ISU stu­dents have to say and visit our Fre­quently Asked Ques­tions pages to learn more. Or, begin your search for programs!