Resources for International Opportunities

Faculty and staff play a vital role in identifying and developing opportunities to enhance the international research and learning opportunities available to our students.  On this site, faculty and staff will find policy statements, forms, grant programs, and links useful to the development of international opportunities.


International Travel Policies

LAS Policies on ISU-Affiliated International Travel

Undergraduate Student International Independent Travel Registration

Graduate Student International Travel Registry

U.S. Department of State International Travel Information


International Partnerships and Memoranda of Understanding/Agreement

LAS approval guidelines for Memorandum of Understanding/Approval (MOU/MOA)

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Approved template for development of general agreements for cooperation with international institutions.

Memorandum of Agreement for Exchange of Faculty and/or Students (MOA)
Approved template for development of more specific exchange agreements with international institutions involving faculty and/or students.


Study Abroad

ISU Study Abroad Center

Database through which students can research and apply for study abroad programs as well as study abroad scholarships.

LAS Study Abroad Site Development Grants (DOC)
Available to faculty interested in laying the groundwork for new study abroad program sites.

LAS Global Seminar Proposal (PDF)
Allows faculty to propose three-credit, three-week May study-abroad programs of appeal to a broad student audience.

LAS Timetable for Group Study Abroad Program Review.
Lists deadlines by which study abroad program proposals must be submitted to college for review and approval.

Education Abroad Committee (EAC)
Provost-appointed committee responsible for reviewing and approving group study abroad program proposals, both credit-bearing and non-credit.


LAS Study Abroad Scholarships
Competitive funding from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to help defray the cost of international study and travel.

Passport Reimbursement Program
Up to 20 first-time travelers in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who apply to study abroad during 2010-2011 will be partially reimbursed for passport application costs up to $100.



International Health Insurance and Emergency Service

Core Fulbright Scholar Program
The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

Fulbright Specialists Program
The Fulbright Specialists Program is designed to provide short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) for U.S. faculty and professionals.

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program
Candidates should be senior scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record.

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program provides grants to approximately 850 foreign scholars from over 95 countries to lecture and/or conduct postdoctoral research at U.S. institutions for an academic semester to a full academic year.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study abroad for one academic year. In academic year 2008-2009, more than 1,500 Americans are studying abroad with either full or partial support from the Fulbright Program.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) Program
Places U.S. students as English teaching assistants in schools or universities overseas.  ETAs may also pursue individual study/research plans in addition to their teaching responsibilities.

Fulbright Foreign Student Program
Enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States for one year or longer.

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program
Provides young teachers of English as a Foreign Language the opportunity to refine their teaching skills and broaden their knowledge of American culture and customs while strengthening the instruction of foreign languages at colleges and universities in the United States.

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
brings outstanding mid-career professionals from developing and emerging countries to the United States for a year of professional development and non-degree academic work at the graduate level. Grants are awarded in various social and public policy fields.

Fulbright-Hays Program
Grants awarded to individual U.S. K-14 pre-teachers, teachers and administrators, predoctoral students and post-doctoral faculty, as well as to U.S. institutions and organizations to support research and training efforts overseas, which focus on non-western foreign languages and area studies.

Funding Opportunities, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Institute of International Education
A world leader in the exchange of people and ideas.IIE provides a wide range of services to and manages or administers programs for many corporations, foundations, government partners, and international agencies including: Fellowship And Scholarship Management, Global Leadership Development, Higher Education Institutional Development, and International Education Services.

Open Doors Report
Comprehensive information resource on international students and scholars studying or teaching at higher education institutions in the United States, and U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities.