In March 2020, the Iowa Board of Regents implemented a rolling 30-day ban on international travel for Iowa’s three regent universities. The ban continues to be in effect. Iowa State University is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and the impact on global travel.  You can find all university updates and information here.

UPDATED 02/02/2021

Summer study abroad programs that were scheduled to depart between May 2 and August 1, 2021 have been canceled, as announced on January 14, 2021, by senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert.  on guidance from the Iowa Board of Regents. The university will continue to monitor the global situation and will provide updates when decisions are made on study abroad programs scheduled after August 1.

UPDATED 10/23/2020

Spring study abroad programs that were scheduled to depart before May 1, 2021, have been canceled based on guidance from the Iowa Board of Regents. The university will continue to monitor the global situation and will provide updates when decisions are made on study abroad programs scheduled after May 1.

UPDATED 9/17/2020

The Ivy College of Business International Programs Office and the Iowa State University Study Abroad Office are planning for Spring 2021 programs as scheduled. With the cancellation of the Spring 2021 Spring Break, Iowa State University will not be offering Spring Break 2021 programs. Students planning on studying abroad for the Spring 2021 full semester should create a backup plan in the event that travel is not possible in the Spring term. Your backup plan should include creating and registering for ISU classes in the spring term, securing backup housing, and if you have a job speaking to your employer about the ability to work during the Spring term. Please check back here for updates as they become available.

If you have questions about studying abroad please contact us at cobintl@iastate.edu or schedule an appointment through the Campus Appointment System.

Business is Global

The best way to learn is through experience and the best time to have an international experience is now!

The Ivy College of Business International Programs Office is here to help you explore the world while taking courses that will count toward the completion of your business degree. We will help you select a study abroad program that fits your schedule, your budget, and your sense of adventure. We have partnered with excellent institutions around the world that offer business classes in English for your semester or summer abroad. Or, you can take an international study course and learn while you travel with your classmates and professor during a semester break.

One of the best ways to “Enjoy Your Adventure” here at Iowa State is to go have an adventure abroad! Contact us at cobintl@iastate.edu to get your journey started.

Study Abroad for a Semester, Year, or Summer

Take classes (in English) for a semester, year, or summer term on the campus of one of our partner institutions. Start your search on ISUAbroad and make an appointment with our international programs coordinator to get the process started.

International Study Courses During a Semester Break

International study courses give you the option of earning Iowa State University credit while learning abroad in the company of your classmates and an Ivy College of Business faculty member over a spring break or during the summer. Some of these faculty-led courses involve live case studies and all involve company visits with international businesses. As an added bonus, Ivy College of Business students in good standing going on an Ivy College of Business faculty-led program automatically receive a scholarship!

Intern Abroad

If you are interested in working while you explore a new country, an international internship is the way to go. Start by making an appointment to speak with your career coordinator about the options. Click the button below to check out available international internship programs on ISUAbroad.


Online Appointment Scheduling

In order to schedule an appointment with your advisor, please follow the steps below:

  • Go to Access+
  • Click the Student tab
  • Choose “ISU Appointments” in the left-side menu
  • Follow the prompts (when asked for ‘location’, look for 1200 Gerdin in the drop-down) and set up your appointment with Taylor Shire

Scholarships for Study Abroad

There are lots of ways to fund your adventure abroad! Your financial aid award stays with you while you are studying abroad and there are additional study abroad scholarships available, including the Ivy College of Business Study Abroad Scholarship. Start your search for other scholarships here and make an appointment with the Ivy College of Business international programs coordinator for more information.


“Studying abroad has been a dream experience. I have learned more about life in a few months through conversations with locals and observations while traveling than I have in my entire time as an undergraduate. Being overseas for a semester and taking classes at a different school has given me a well-rounded college experience and an upper-hand moving to the next stages of life because of the lessons I’ve learned in international business, personal finances, politics, different cultures, history, and art. Every student in the College of Business should take advantage of the opportunities available to study abroad – whether it’s for a week over spring break or for an entire year, it’s an experience worth pursuing.”

Mason Cook, Business Management & Entrepreneurial Studies minor

Featured Study Abroad Programs

These are semester-long or summer programs that have many courses available for Ivy College of Business students. Please be sure to contact the Ivy College of Business International Programs Office for details on each program and to work closely with your academic advisor to select courses.

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Ivy Memories from Abroad

Past Program Offerings: Spring 2020 Faculty-Led Programs

March 12 – 22, 2020

  • MKT 492: Comparative Marketing
    • Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • During the spring semester, you will develop the skills needed to examine how marketing in the United States differs from marketing abroad. Over spring break, travel to Brazil to see for yourself how companies such as Embraer operate in the multinational sector while maintaining local relevance.
  • MGMT 367: International Entrepreneurship
    • Dublin, Ireland
    • Learn about entrepreneurship in one of the most innovative cities in the world! See how culture and business intersect to influence business operations all while getting to know a little about old of the oldest cities in Europe.
  • FIN 491: Global Capital Markets
    • Madrid and Barcelona, Spain
    • Throughout the semester you will meet for class to learn the basics and then over spring break you will travel to Madrid and Barcelona, Spain. While in Spain the class will conduct several business visits that will give you an up-close and personal view of markets in action. You’ll hear from managers and executives at Citibank Spain, John Deere Iberica, SEAT, and more!
  • SCM 491: International Supply Chain Management Live Case
    • Santiago, Chile
    • During the course of the semester, you will examine all aspects of a Corteva supply chain. Part of this exploration will take you to Santiago, Chile over spring break to experience the international supply chain while exploring the rich culture of Chile. Throughout the program, you will work closely with Corteva and have opportunities to network in a professional context.
    • Program sponsored in part by the Supply Chain Forum

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Student Blogs

Name: Sarah Hughes
Major: Management
Program/University: University of Exeter
Location: London, United Kingdom

Name: Miles Utley
Major: Finance
Program/University: The American International University
Location: London, England

Name: Kennedy Eitmann
Major: Finance and Supply Chain Management
Program/University: Richmond American International University in London (AIFS)
Location: London, England

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Student Blogs

Name: Emma Chizek
Major: Supply Chain Management and International Business
Program/University: A Semester at Anglo American University with CEA
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Name: Wyatt Fromknecht
Major: Supply Chain Management and Marketing
Program/University: A Semester at Philipps-Universität Marburg
Location: Marburg, Germany

Name: Mackenzie Miday
Major: Accounting
Program/University: A Semester at Sea
Location: Multiple!


Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Student Blogs

Name: Beverly Richardson
Major: Supply Chain Management
Program/University: Hong Kong Baptist University
Location: Hong Kong

Name: Stephanie Wathier
Major: Management/Hospitality Management
Program/University: Semester in New Zealand: University of Otago
Location: Dunedin, New Zealand

Alexa Popiel

Name: Alexa Popiel
Major: Marketing
Program/University: John Cabot University
Location: Rome

Name: Alex Kinnes
Major: Marketing
Program/University: Semester in Ireland: University College Cork
Location: Cork, Ireland



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