About the Study Abroad Center


Vision Statement:

The Study Abroad Center will be integral to the internationalization of Iowa State University.


Mission Statement:

Collaborate across the university to create and advance education abroad opportunities.


Strategic Priorities:

  1. Collaborate with academic units to create and promote accessible, inclusive programs and services to align with Iowa State University needs.
  2. Advance high-impact education abroad programming that enriches a student's Iowa State experience.
  3. Collaborate with campus offices and academic units to employ education abroad best practices.


Contact Us:

Our office is located on the 3rd floor of the Memorial Union in room 3226, across from International Student and Scholars Office. The office is open Monday - Friday from 9am to 5pm during the academic year. During breaks, we are open Monday - Friday from 7:30am to 4pm. We can be reached by email at studyabroad@iastate.edu or phone 515-294-6792.


What We Do:

  • Program development
  • Program coordination
  • Student advising
  • Pre-departure orientations
  • Promote study abroad campus wide
  • Reach out to other on-campus offices for increased collaboration
  • Incoming exchange student advising
  • Program leader training
  • Maintain agreements and contracts
  • Issue and advise on study abroad scholarships
  • Visa advising
  • Central coordination for ISUAbroad database
  • Project Assist
    • House and manage program accounts
    • Maintain program page in ISUAbroad
    • Travel and program logistics
    • Handle program billing
    • Assist with promotion and graphic design needs

Last updated on September 22, 2020