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July-August 2022

Visitor Fee Increases, 2022-2023 academic year

Iowa State University Student & Scholar Health Insurance Program (SSHIP): all incoming non-benefits eligible Visiting Scholars (Post Docs are not classified as Visiting Scholars) will be required to enroll themselves, and their accompanying dependents, in the ISU Student and Scholar Health Insurance. 

Monthly Fee Assessment as of August 1, 2022

Scholar Only

$ 265.00   ($227.00 insurance premium + $38.00 health & facility fee)

Scholar and Spouse/Domestic Partner

$ 554.00   ($478.00 insurance premium + $76.00 health & facility fee)

Scholar and Child(ren)

$ 470.00   ($432.00 insurance premium + $38.00 health & facility fee)

Scholar, Spouse/Domestic Partner, Child(ren)

$ 759.00   ($683.00 insurance premium + $76.00 health & facility fee)

Schilletter Village Guest Housing (Iowa State University Department of Residence): guest housing offers fully-furnished apartments for Iowa State University-affiliated people. ISU- affiliated people, include ISU employees, visiting scholars, scientists, researchers, or post doc students. Affiliates can also be part of an organization that has a contract with Iowa State and the ISUCard office that gives members an ISUCard.

The rate for Guest Housing is $50 per apartment, per day and includes all utilities: water, garbage, wireless internet service, electricity, and gas. A minimum seven-day stay is required, and rent is conveniently billed monthly – directly to the visitor's Ubill or the sponsoring ISU Department.

CDC Rescission: Requirement for Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test

On June 10, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rescinded the Order titled “Requirement for Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Result or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19 for All Airline or Other Aircraft Passengers Arriving in the United States from any Foreign Country.”

This rescission takes effect for flights departing to the United States from a foreign country at or after 12:01 am ET (4:01 am GMT) on June 12, 2022, and will be published in the Federal Register.

To view the Rescission, click here.

CALS Study Abroad Statistics, 2021-2022 academic year

CALS Study Abroad Programs

2021-2022 Academic Year CALS Study Abroad Programs


CALS Study Abroad Engagement

2021-2022 Academic Year CALS Student Participation

*Other CALS Programs include exchanges, semester-long academic year, internships, and individual opportunities.

Reaseheath Country View Diary
Country View Dairy visit

Global Programs hosts students from Reaseheath College

Staff in the Global Programs office hosted 21 students and two faculty from Reaseheath College, one of the United Kingdom's leading specialist land-based colleges based in Nantwich, Cheshire. The group visited Iowa from June 14-20, 2022. During the weeklong visit, the group had the opportunity to visit local industries and farming operations around Iowa, including Sukup Manufacturing, Country View Dairy, Kirkman Farms, Lauritsen Cattle Company, and Radakovich Cattle Company, Fareway Distribution Center in Boone, and Gregory Feedlots. This is the third year that the Global Programs office has hosted students from Reaseheath College since 2016.

The visit is a great way to showcase Iowa State University and agriculture around the state of Iowa to individuals from the UK!

Reaseheath Lauritsen Cattle Company
Lauritsen Cattle Company visit

Tusubila crafts group member, Eseza, teaching ISU student, Graham Teal, how to weave a basket
Tusubila crafts group member, Eseza, teaching ISU student, Graham Teal, how to weave a basket

CALS/COD cross-college collaboration in Uganda

Through a CALS/COD cross-college collaboration, five students from the College of Design were able to teach and learn from artists and emerging crafts persons in Kamuli District, Uganda. The service-learning course, Design for Sustainable Development - Uganda,  was led by Professor Chris Martin, Art and Visual Culture, College of Design and Tammi Martin, Assistant Director for Community Income Generation Innovations, Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods.  The group worked with members of the ISU-Uganda Program tailoring, book making, jewelry, and basket making groups. They also held a day-long workshop for members of these groups as well as art teachers and pupils from partner schools throughout the district. This was the second Design group to work ISU-UP artisans. The first was in 2019 (prior to the pandemic). It’s been very rewarding to witness the growth and improvement of the craft groups. Their talent and willingness to try new things is inspiring.

ISU and MAK students showing off headbands made by the tailoring group
ISU and MAK students showing off headbands made by the tailoring group

Dean's Global Agriculture and Food Leadership students meet Ambassador Cindy McCain

Rome Group meets with Ambassador Cindy McCain

Spring 2022 travel course photo recap

Caribbean Marine Biology, Honduras (Spring Break 2022)
Program Director(s): Donald Sakaguchi and Jeanne Serb




Pork, Port (Wine), and Cork: The Land and Livestock of Portugal (Spring Break 2022)
Program Director(s): Jodi SterleLeonor Leandro and Matthew Wenger












Service Learning Trip to Uganda (Spring Break 2022)
Program Director(s): Richard Schultz and Dorothy Masinde
















UK Heritage Livestock (May 2022)
Program Director(s): Jodi Sterle and Ben Drescher















German Equestrian (May 2022)
Program Director(s): Jill Paxton and Justin Chapman















2022 CALS Study Abroad scholarship dinner

The Global Programs office partnered with the Iowa State University Foundation to host the 11th Annual CALS Study Abroad Scholarship Dinner on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Over 50 students, donors, and Iowa State faculty and staff attended the event held at the house of CALS Global Programs Director Shelley Taylor. The event’s goal was to celebrate study abroad as a transformative experience and allow students the opportunity to share their impacts with donors that supported their endeavors abroad. Thank you to all of our generous donors that provide support to our students participating in international opportunities! College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Sponsored Scholarships

2022 CALS Study Abroad Scholarship Dinner

Bonner International Fund

Jessica Schmitt

"The most rewarding part of the study abroad experience was having the opportunity to indulge in another culture. I enjoyed conversing with locals and discussing matters that are important to them. It made me realize how much I have to learn from those in other parts of the world.

This scholarship gives me the opportunity to explore outside my comfort zone and broaden my horizons. Because of this opportunity, I am certain that I am further prepared to enter the workforce as I have more experience in international concepts and cultures."

- Jessica Schmitt -

Soils, Crops, and Water of Costa Rica, Fall break 2021


Dwight and Marilyn Conover Study Abroad Scholarship

Benjamin McClain

"The opportunity to travel throughout Europe and experience new cultures has been eye-opening and absolutely incredible. I am confident that the perspective I have gained from this experience will benefit me in the future. At the same time, improving my skills in a second language will provide the opportunity to connect with more individuals both within and outside of the agriculture industry.

This scholarship means a lot to me because it provided me the ability to spend an extra semester in college, while gaining a once in a lifetime experience along the way. It has allowed me to not only experience the culture here in Spain, but also 6 other European countries. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to spend time outside of the United States, giving me a new perspective to approach life upon my return!"

- Benjamin McClain -

Semester in Caceres, Spain, Spring 2022


Calendar of Events:

August 1: Application Deadline: Culture and Economic Diversification in the United Arab Emirates (LAS program)