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The College of Human Sciences offers study abroad options for students in all disciplines. Human development and family studies students visited South Korea to learn about family life. Contributed photo.Study abroad programs expand Iowa State’s international reach

Growing participation in study abroad opportunities is helping Iowa State University expand its international reach.

Students in financial counseling and planning apply what they learn in class and help their community members at the same time. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.Students to get real-world experience through Financial Counseling Clinic

Students studying financial counseling and planning at Iowa State University will get an intensive hands-on education starting this semester, thanks to a change in focus at the Financial Counseling Clinic in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

College of Human Sciences students will travel to Chile and South Africa for two new study abroad programs. Students will perform service learning work including helping South Africans to set up small businesses. Contributed photo.College of Human Sciences offers new international programs in Chile, South Africa

Two new study abroad opportunities offered by the College of Human Sciences will allow Iowa State University students to study in South Africa and Chile this summer.

College of Human Sciences students play key roles in Students Helping Our Peers, an organization that operates a food pantry on campus. Contributed photo.Iowa State students fight food pantry stigma

Fear of judgment can prevent people from using resources such as food pantries, but an Iowa State University organization called Students Helping Our Peers is on a mission to fight the food pantry stigma.

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will celebrate the achievements of hundreds of graduating students in a series of events this weekend. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.Graduation events will celebrate student achievement

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will celebrate the achievements of hundreds of graduating students in a series of events this weekend.

Iowa State’s family and consumer sciences distance learning program allows Cassie Gerst of Mount Pleasant to work and spend time with her family while she earns her master’s degree. Contributed photo.Iowa State’s distance learning programs open doors to higher education

Iowa State University’s online and distance learning programs are opening doors to higher education for a growing number of nontraditional students.

ISU students talk with Sally Shaver DuBois about their exercise routine for an assembly at United Community School. Partnership promotes good health with online lessons on fitness and nutrition

A group of Iowa State University students is using technology to connect with students at United Community School and share lessons on everything from proper hand washing to fire prevention to physical fitness.

Panteleimon Ekkekakis, an associate professor in kinesiology, said job prospects for kinesiology students are good because employers are hiring such professionals to motivate employees to be physically active. Photo by Blake Lanser. Kinesiology shifts to focus on lifelong health

The Iowa State University Department of Kinesiology has evolved from solely teaching physical education to leading advanced research and professional training focused on bettering lifelong health.

Rey Junco (center) uses technology and social media to communicate with students both inside and out of the classroom. Photo by Blake Lanser. Technology changes teacher-student communication

Social media has dramatically changed the way students and teachers interact in and out of the classroom.

Katie Borton, a science teacher at Nevada Middle School, is one of 10 former Iowa State M.A.T. students who have received a prestigious award that’s given each year to up to 25 teachers nationwide for exceptional science teaching in the first five years in the classroom. Photo by Blake Lanser.
Iowa State helps to fill shortage of science teachers

A nationally award-winning program at Iowa State University has for more than a decade helped fill the state’s need for high-quality science teachers.

  • Important Dates

    February 14 — College of Human Sciences scholarship application deadline for undergraduates