Faculty Led Programs

Check out the wide variety of short-term faculty led programs offered through the college offices. More programs will be added on an ongoing basis, and the most up to date program information is available in ISUAbroad. Click on the pictures below for more information about each program. 

This page showcases programs that are happening in 2022.  While many of the programs are repeated annually, others are dependent on current faculty and student interests.  Regardless, the 2022 offerings are representative of the types of programs that will be offered in future years. 

 

Soils, Crops and Natural Resources of Costa Rica


Managed by: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

March 9th – 19th, 2022

Location: Costa Rica
Open To: Preference is given to CALS students
Fulfills international perspective requirement
Learn about the soils, crops, environment of Costa Rica while gaining an appreciation for the Costa Rican culture.

German Equestrian Program


Managed by: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

May 15th – 27th, 2022

Location: Germany
Open To: Preference is given to CALS students
Fulfills international perspective requirement
Tour the farms and regions of Germany to learn about international opportunities and guide lines in related equestrian events.

 

Heritage Livestock United Kingdom


Managed by: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

March 15th – 31th, 2022

Location: United Kingdom
Open To: Preference is given to CALS students
Fulfills international perspective requirement
Tour the farms and regions of the United Kingdom to learn about purebred livestock, breed development and to see where many animal breeds originated.

Roman Italy: Building the Empire


Managed by: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

May 18th – June 7th, 2022

Location: Rome, Italy
Open To: All Majors
Fulfills international perspective requirement
Explore some of the most famous museums and archaeological sites in the world and learn how the Romans built their empire stone by stone.  

Service Learning Trip to Uganda


Managed by: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

March 10th – 31th, 2022

Location: Uganda
Open To: Preference is given to CALS students
Fulfills international perspective requirement
Directly contribute to improving the quality of life for the people of Kamuli District, Uganda through service learning initiatives.

Caribbean Marine
Biology


Managed by: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

March 12th – 20th, 2022

Location: Honduras
Open To: Preference is given to CALS students
Learn about marine biology while participating in diving and snorkeling activities in a variety of marine habitats on the world's second largest barrier reef system.

Creating a School Garden: Service Learning in Uganda


Managed by: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

May 30th – July 8th, 2022

Location: Uganda
Open To: Preference is given to CALS students
Fulfills international perspective requirement
Gain experience working in diverse cross-culture teams while learning about complex issues surrounding hunger and poverty in school-aged children in Uganda. 

Pork, Port (Wine), and Cork: The Land and Livestock of Portugal


Managed by: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

March 9th – 20th, 2022

Location: Portugal
Open To: Preference is given to CALS students
Fulfills international perspective requirement
Learn about the agriculture, food and culture of Portugal, one of the oldest countries in Europe.

Dean's Global Agriculture and Food Leadership Program to Rome


Managed by: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

May 15th – June 11th, 2022

Location: Italy
Open To: Preference is given to CALS students
Fulfills international perspective requirement
Gain valuable knowledge, skills and abilities with respect to global agricultural production, resources and food issues. Conduct on-site work with professionals at the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organizations (FAO).

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


Managed by: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

June 5th – 18th, 2022

Location: France
Open To: Preference is given to CALS students
Fulfills international perspective requirement
Be immersed in the French culture while comparing and contrasting food sustainability issues in the U.S and France. Experience history first-hand through iconic landmark visits throughout Paris.

Cathedrals of France: History, Art, and Spirituality in Medieval France


Managed by: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

July 1st – July 22nd, 2022

Location: Paris, France
Open To: All Majors
Fulfills International Perspectives Requirement   
Live in Paris with day-trips to visit major cathedrals in Chartres, Amiens, Rouen and Reims. Explore the French lifestyle beyond the cliché!  

From Jungle to Reef: Tropical Ecology, Marine Biology, and Cultural Diversity in Belize


Managed by: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

May 16th – May 29nd, 2022

Location: Belize
Open To: All Majors; students should have taken previous coursework in the biological sciences, including ecology or evolution, and plant or animal organismal biology.
Fulfills International Perspectives Requirement   
Experience tropical forests and snorkel the second largest barrier reef in the world!   

Explore Craftmanship and Hospitality in Western Europe


Managed by: College of Human Sciences

November 19th – November 27th, 2022

Location: Western Europe
Open To: Open to all majors but designed for AMD and Hospitality Management.
Fulfills International Perspectives Requirement    
Travel around Western Europe and participate in hands-on workshops like indigo dyeing and cheese making.

Trieste and the Meaning of Place - an immersion in Northern Italian Culture


Managed by: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

May 18th – June 15th, 2022

Location: Trieste, Italy
Open To: All Majors
Fulfills International Perspectives Requirement   

Study Italian language and participate in excursions to observe and experience cultural, literary, historical, culinary, sociological, artistic expressions of "place" as defined by the Italian people of this region.

Study Abroad Shorts: Introduction to the Bahamas


Managed by: College of Human Sciences

March 11th – March 19th, 2022

Location: Bahamas
Open To: Open to all majors but designed for event management and hospitality management.
Fulfills International Perspectives Requirement   

Learn about the culture and history of the Bahamas, meet with industry professionals, and enjoy the island over Spring Break.

ISU on the Mediterranean: Summer in Valencia, Spain


Managed by: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

May 31st – July 11th, 2022

Location: Valencia, Spain
Open To: All Majors
Students from ALL majors and colleges may elect coursework in Spanish, the Biological Sciences, Business, Economics, Engineering, and English/Linguistics.    
Spend your summer in the sunny coastal city of Valencia, Spain! Live with a host family to experience Spanish life first hand.

Hotel Nervi - Remaking Context for a Modern Masterwork


Managed by: College of Design

March 11th – March 21st, 2022

Location: Rome and Florence, Italy
Open To: Design Majors
Option studio for Juniors & Seniors    
Explore design strategies for urban revitalization within the context of a highly concentrated (and culturally significant) urban environment.

Eternal City: Art & Culture of Renaissance and Baroque Rome


Managed by: College of Design

June 5th – June 28th, 2022

Location: Rome, Italy
Open To: Design Majors
Art H 498/598- Select topics in Art History 
Students will study painting, sculpture, and architecture produced by Renaissance masters such as Raphael, Michelangelo, and Bramante and lesser-known luminaries working in the orbit of the Roman Catholic church and the Roman nobility.

College of Design Spring Rome Program


Managed by: College of Design

January 13th – May 8th, 2022

Location: Rome, Italy
Open To: Design Majors
Take ISU courses in Rome taught by local faculty . Students attend classes at our studio facilities located in the historic center of Rome at Palazzo Cenci-Bolognetti, a 16th-century building located in the Piazza delle Cinque Scole near the Tiber River.   

Sporting Kansas City Experimental Design


Managed by: College of Design

January 20th – January 29th, 2022

Location: Rome, Italy
Open To: Design Majors
Option studio for Juniors & Seniors   

Students in interdisciplinary teams will be creating a comprehensive design proposal that will be critiqued at midterm and the final critique by professionals, Italian faculty and contacts. 

Design for Sustainable Development - Uganda


Managed by: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

May 5th – June 2nd, 2022

Location: Kamuli, Uganda
Open To: Design Majors
Option studio for Juniors & Seniors     
Introduce students to the unique culture and history of Uganda including the various art and design traditions by visiting local markets & enterprises

Turkey


Managed by: College of Design

February 5th – February 12th, 2022

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Open To: Design Majors
Option studio for Juniors & Seniors            
Advanced design studio based on studying İstanbul, both in terms of its urban and architectural artifacts and its histories and literatures.   

Graphic Design in Europe


Managed by: College of Design

May 15th – June 6th, 2022

Location: London, England & Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Open To: Design Majors
Option for upper-level Graphic Design students    
With visits to design studio visits and museums, students will be exposed to the variations in philosophy and methods of European design firms

Engineering in Italy


Managed by: College of Engineering

May 16th – June 4th, 2022

Location: Torino, Italy
Open To: All Majors
Fulfills International Perspectives Requirement, Taught in English, STAT 305, STAT 231, M E 231, and I E 470 offered. These courses are required or technical electives for most engineering majors but can be used by students in other colleges.   
Second-half spring on campus and 3 weeks in May in Italy to study Stats, Thermo, or Project Management.

Senior Seminar in Planning: Senatus Populusque Romanus!


Managed by: College of Design

May 15th – May 28th, 2022

Location: Rome, Italy
Open To: Design Majors - Junior Classifacation
Focus on Sustainable Communities 

In partnership with the US Department of State’s Office of Cultural Heritage

MSE Summer Program at Brunel University 


Managed by: College of Engineering

June 11th – July 23rd, 2022

Location: London, England
Open To: Engineering Majors
Fulfills International Perspectives and U.S. Diversity Requirements, MAT E 215 (MAT E majors) or MAT E 273 (AG E, AER E, I E, M E majors), Technical electives for other engineering disciplines.   
Spend 6 weeks over the summer at Brunel University, just outside of London!

MKT 492: Comparative Marketing: Global Marketing in Developed and Emerging Markets


Managed by: Ivy College of Business 

May 31st – July 11th, 2022

Location: Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Open To: All Majors - open to any students that has taken MKT 340 but designed for business majors.
Explore one of the most stable business environments in the world with the Ivy College of Business. MKT 492: Comparative Marketing will be offered for the first time as a second-half semester Fall course with travel over winter break to the United Arab Emirates. 

Ivy in London


Managed by: Ivy College of Business

March 10th – March 19th, 2022

Location: London, United Kingdom
Open To: Business Majors
Program designed for seniors in Ivy College of Business    
Travel to London over spring break on this special program created for seniors in the Ivy College of Business! Take MGMT 478 and/or a major elective course.  Courses will meet as usual during the semester with the added bonus of traveling with Ivy students in all our majors over spring break. Learn from business professionals in the United Kingdom while enjoying the sites.  

Summer Academy Berlin


Managed by: College of Design

June 3rd – July 3rd, 2022

Location: Berlin, Germany
Open To: Design Majors - open to all upper level majors in Design, but designed for Architecture   

This intense design program investigates technical requirements and architectural opportunities to promote low-carbon lifestyles.

Ivy MBA in Portugal


Managed by: Ivy College of Business

March 10th – March 19th, 2022

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Open To: Open to all graduate students in the Ivy College of Business.  

In this course, graduate students in business will combine on campus learning with in country experiences focused on GDPR, Cyber-Security, and Analytics. In addition, participants will have the unique opportunity to explore how countries like Portugal are moving from a pandemic COVID-19 economy to an endemic COVID-19 economy.

ENGL 314 Japan: Technical Communication in a Global Context


Managed by: College of Engineering

May 16th – June 3rd, 2022

Location: Japan
Open To: All Majors
Fulfills International Perspective Requirement. Taught in English. Fulfills the technical English course requirements for all engineering majors.  It can be used by students in other colleges to meet degree requirements.   
Visit Tokyo and ride the famous bullet train to Kyoto while earning credit for ENGL 314! 

ENGL 314 Sydney: Technical Communication in a Global Context


Managed by: College of Engineering

December 26th – January 12th, 2022

Location: Sydney, Australia
Open To: All Majors
Fulfills International Perspective Requirement. Taught in English. Fulfills the technical English course requirements for all engineering majors. It can be used by students in other colleges to meet degree requirements.  
Earn ENGL 314 credit while seeing the famous New Year’s Eve fireworks in Sydney over winter break.