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.