About the Study Abroad Center


Contact Us:

Our office is located on the 3rd floor of the Memorial Union in room 3224. The office is next to the International Student & Scholars Office (ISSO) and the parking ramp. The office is open Monday - Friday from 8am to 5pm during the academic year. During breaks, we are open Monday - Friday from 7:30am to 4pm. Students may drop by during our office hours without an appointment for general study abroad information. We can also 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

Vision Statement:

International competence for the greater good of society

Mission Statement:

At the Iowa State University Study Abroad Center, we:
develop substantive international learning adventures;

promote inclusive, affordable opportunities;

prepare students and program directors for successful learning abroad;

advance the highest standards of safety abroad;

uphold best practices in the field of international education; and

collaborate with campus offices and academic units to ensure quality programs and services