Welcome home and welcome to the Roamin' Redbird Alumni family!
We hope you had an amazing time abroad and we can't wait to hear all about your adventures, see your photos, and help you navigate your next steps.
You're probably wondering what's next and what else you can do to keep your study abroad bug alive! There are plenty of ways you can stay involved with the Study Abroad Team and internationally-focused activities on campus. See below for some awesome opportunities!
Don't forget to check out resources on the following topics as well:
The Study Abroad Team is always looking for past participants to serve as representatives of their programs. Opportunities include:
The Study Abroad Mentor Program (StAMP) is a registered student organization that connects study abroad enthusiasts!
You went abroad, got bitten by the travel bug, and want to go again - We completely understand!
ISU allows students to study abroad for up to 39 credit hours abroad.
Going abroad again will depend on your academic major/ plan of study. However, we recommend meeting with your Academic Advisor early to learn about your options and when might be a best fit.
Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning
The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at ISU offers international service opportunities over winter and summer breaks to various locations, including some international options.
Many ISU students choose to apply the skills they acquired while pursuing their degree and studying abroad by joining the Peace Corps. With an intense application process and a two year commitment, this is no easy decision. However, those who do join find it is one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives.
Many teach abroad programs offer recent graduates the opportunity to teach English. While requirements vary by program, many have minimum requirements that you be a native speaker of English and have Bachelors degree in any subject. You can earn your TEFL or TESOL before leaving the U.S. or upon arrival, depending on the company or country you are planning to work for. If you have a degree in Education, you may consider teaching in international schools. Check with each country's national website, each country usually has it's own English Language program.