We're excited to have you back on campus and can't wait to hear about your experience. Not to mention, see your amazing photographs. Don't forget to keep an eye out for our Annual Roamin' Redbird Photo Contest for a chance to win cool prizes! There are plenty of ways you can stay involved with with the Study Abroad Office and international involvement on campus.
So, start the semester off right by connecting with other recent alumni through StAMP or MAP!
The Study Abroad unit is always looking for past participants to serve as representatives of their programs. Opportunities include:
We recognize that you are experts on your programs and we'd love for you to be resources for future Roamin' Redbirds. So, be sure to mark that you'll serve as a reference for prospective study abroad students on your Study Abroad Program Evaluation!
Do you remember all the questions you had before you left for your program? Well now you're an expert! The RSO StAMP is a program that matches Study Abroad Alumni with students who are about to embark on their journey abroad. You can apply to be a mentor by completing the mentor survey on the StAMP information page.
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.