International Programs Office

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can study abroad?

See our Getting Started page for details on the requirements for studying abroad.

How much does it cost?

Costs for one semester range from the cost of attending ISU at in-state tuition and paying for a double room and meal plan 1 and airfare and increases from there. You should budget for a minimum amount of $8,000 to $10,000 for one semester.

Where can I go?

Most anywhere in the world. See our Find a Program page.

Can I use my Financial Aid?

Yes! See your financial aid advisor for complete details.

Are Scholarships available?

There are many scholarship opportunities out there if you take the time to seek them out. See our Funding Study Abroad page for more information.

Will Study Abroad delay my graduation?

Not if you plan carefully and work with your academic advisor

How do my credits transfer?

If your credits are pre-approved by each department there are no surprises when you return. Approved ISU study abroad programs are counted as resident credit. Students must obtain course approval before beginning their study abroad program. Credits are approved by the credit granting department on campus. For example, business classes taken abroad must be approved by the College of Business. Go to the Transfer Credit Info page to download the form.