Faculty and staff resources

Faculty-led study abroad programs

Learn more about developing a program, things to consider when proposing a program and tools to assist with leading a program.

CISI Insurance

Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) is an international health and emergency services plan for Iowa State University (ISU) international business travel.  Enrollment in this insurance plan is strongly recommended to faculty and staff members who are traveling internationally on ISU business because it provides services beyond what is in your domestic health insurance plan. The plan also covers medical evacuations, security evacuations, and repatriation.  The CISI plan pays 100% of covered expenses without requiring a deductible, and there is no cost to you, to your department, or to the college because it is centrally funded. In addition, family members accompanying you on travel for ISU business purposes can also be covered (separate payment required). Please register your travel through the ISU travel portal approximately 2-3 weeks before departure to request CISI enrollment.

International activities funding opportunities

The College of Human Sciences (CHS) offers a wide variety of grants and scholarships for faculty and staff proposing international activities. Review this list (PDF) for the opportunities available to you during this academic year.

CHS Affiliated Travel Policy

All CHS undergraduate and graduate students are required to register their travel when participating in Iowa State sponsored and/or affiliated activities outside of the United States. In addition, CHS faculty, staff, and post-doctoral scholars are strongly encouraged to register their travel.