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International Experience

The Department of Horticulture has been a leader in providing ISU students study abroad experiences for nearly 20 years. Study abroad programs in the Department of Horticulture are designed to help students achieve these goals:

  • Empower students to analyze the accuracy and relevancy of their own world views
  • Enable students to describe and analyze how cultures and societies around the world are formed, are sustained, and evolve
  • Inspire students to develop a global perspective on agricultural, environmental, and economic issue.

The Department of Horticulture provides both short-term (1-2 weeks) study abroad programs and long-term (6-14 weeks) programs. Both types of programs include a semester long pre-departure orientation that prepares you for international travel, and both programs give you an opportunity to immerse yourself in another country. Recent places we have traveled for the short-term study abroads include: Scotland, Ireland, England, Costa Rica, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Ukraine, Hungary, Austria, and Greece. The long-term programs go to Uganda and St. John on the US Virgin Islands. Participating in a study abroad program is a great way to broaden your world view!

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. ~Henry Miller