Getting Started

Identify your personal/individual goals (Think about your goals in studying abroad: what do you think a successful trip will look like for you?)

Consider various types of study abroad programs

Start your program search here.

Speak with your academic advisor to determine best time for you to study abroad and how courses may count toward your major/minor and degree plan.

If your program earns transfer credit and your academic advisor is not sure how it will come back, ask them to contact Jennifer Owens, academic advisor in 1st floor Catt Hall; email: or phone: 515-294-4831. She can verify LAS General Education requirements as well.

For general study abroad program or application questions, speak with an LAS study abroad advisor: Mercedes Serracin