Study abroad programs

The following is a list of study abroad programs affiliated with the College of Human Sciences (CHS). If you have questions about the programs, contact CHS International Programs at chsintl@iastate.edu. We hope you will expand your horizons by participating in an international educational experience during your academic career at Iowa State!

CHS Faculty-Led Programs

These are short-term faculty-led study abroad programs that are sponsored by CHS or co-sponsored with another college. On these programs you'll travel with other Iowa State University (ISU) students, be taught and led by ISU faculty, and receive ISU credit.


Bahamas 

Spring Break 2020:

This program is open to all Iowa State undergraduate students, and it is a great option for Event Management or Hospitality Management majors.


Ireland

Summer 2020:

This program is specifically for Kinesiology and Health majors.


Italy and Greece

Summer 2020:

This program is a great option for students majoring in Kinesiology or Athletic Training.


Czech Republic

Summer 2020:

This program is open to all Iowa State students, and it is a great option for Event Management or Hospitality Management majors.


Italy

Summer 2020:

This program is open to all Iowa State students, and it is a great option for students with AESHM majors.


Scotland

Summer 2020:

This program is open to all Iowa State students. It is a great option for students with majors in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and students who are interested in sustainability issues.


Denmark, Norway, and Sweden

Summer 2020:

This program is open to all Iowa State students. This is a great option for students with majors in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and students who are interested in social responsibility and personal well-being.


Italy

Summer 2020:

This program is a great option for students with majors in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and it is also open to Event Management, Hospitality Management, and Family and Consumer Sciences majors.


Thailand and Cambodia

Summer 2020:

This program is primarily for Nursing majors, but it is open to all Iowa State students.


Italy

Summer 2020:

This program is a great option for both Elementary Education and Secondary Education students.


Taiwan

Summer 2020:

This program is designed specifically for graduate students in Hospitality Management and in Event Management, and undergraduate students interested in research are encouraged to apply.


France

Summer 2020:

This program is focused for Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) majors, and CHS co-sponsors this program with CALS.


United Arab Emirates

Winter Break 2020-2021

This program is focused for Hospitality Management and Event Management majors.

 

CHS Semester/Summer Study Abroad Programs

These are longer study abroad experiences, either during a semester or summer, that are coordinated by the College of Human Sciences International Programs Office. These programs will vary in length and academic areas.


England

London College of Fashion

Semester or Summer:

Program focus is for Apparel, Merchandising and Design majors. Students can go for a semester or participate in one of four summer programs. On the 5-week option students can study Fashion Styling, and on the 8-week option students can study Fashion Business, Fashion Design, or Footwear Design. 


France

Semester or Summer:

Program focus is for Apparel, Merchandising and Design Majors. Students can go for a semester or spend four weeks in the summer.

Glasgow Study Abroad Program

Scotland

Glasgow Caledonian University

Semester or Summer:

Open to all ISU students with courses for CHS students in fashion marketing and retail, event management, dietetics and nutrition, and community health. There is a semester exchange and a 2- or 3-week summer program.

Taiwan

Spring Semester

Program focus is for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Apparel, Merchandising and Design.


International Student Teaching

Fall and Spring:

Eight-week student teaching placement abroad with options for Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and Physical Education. 

 

ISU Semester/Summer Study Abroad Programs

These are longer study abroad experiences, either during a semester or summer which are coordinated by another college or through the Study Abroad Center with curriculum relevant to CHS majors.

Study Abroad in Australia

Australia

Semester Exchanges and Direct Enroll

Fall and Spring:

Deakin University - Open to all students with some courses specific to Kinesiology majors and students in Food Science and Human Nutrition. 

University of Newcastle - Open to all students with some courses specific to students in Food Science and Human Nutrition.

International College of Management - Specific curriculum for Event Management and Hospitality Management majors.


Italy

Semester and Summer Direct Enroll

Fall, Spring, and Summer:

Lorenzo de' Medici Institute: Popular semester and summer options for all students. Some courses specifically for Apparel, Merchandising and Design and Culinary Food Science majors.

Accademia Italiana: Semester and summer program for students majoring in Apparel, Merchandising and Design.


New Zealand

Semester Exchanges and Direct Enroll

Fall and Spring:

University of Otago: Popular option for all students with some courses specifically for Kinesiology majors and Nutritional Sciences majors.

Massey University: Semester exchange and direct enroll program with courses available to students majoring in Kinesiology, Food Science and Human Nutrition, and Apparel, Merchandising and Design.


Spain

ISU Program

Summer:

ISU on the Mediterranean: Summer in Valencia, Spain: Popular ISU summer program where you can improve your Spanish language skills. 


Ireland

Direct Enroll

Fall and Spring:

University College Cork: Open to all students and also has courses specific to Food Science and Human Nutrition.

University of Limerick: Open to all students with some courses specific to students majoring in Kinesiology and in Food Science and Human Nutrition.


United Kingdom

Semester Exchanges and Direct Enroll

Fall and Spring:

University of Exeter: Semester exchange with courses available to Kinesiology majors.

Swansea University: Open to all students with some courses specific to Kinesiology.


Greece

Direct Enroll

Semester

American College of Greece: Open to all students and also has courses specific to students studying Hospitality Management or Event Management. 

American Farm School - Perrotis College - Sponsored by CALS, this program offers summer options for students in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department.


France

Exchange

Semester and Summer

Institut Polytechnique LaSalle: Exchange through CALS but open to all students in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Semester and summer options (with optional internship) are available. 

South Korea Exchange

South Korea

Fall and Spring:

Program focus is for all CHS departments and majors, and special funding is available for all participants.


Other Study Abroad Programs

All Terms

There are study abroad options around the world offering a variety of coursework! To see all options, search for programs on ISUAbroad. The CHS International Programs Office can also help with navigating the website and finding the right program for you.