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  • Important Updates from the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) Export control process for Cystart requests is changing.
  • Welcome, Rob White!

    In April, Rob White joined the CALS team and will serve Global Programs and CSRL as a Budget and Finance Specialist.

    White earned his Ph.D. from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Prior to that, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Russian, a Bachelor of Accountancy, and a Master of Accountancy degrees from the University of Oklahoma.

    For ten years, Dr. White was a faculty within Iowa State University’s Ivy College of Business. While there, his research interests focused on corporate governance across a variety of settings, including entrepreneurial, international, and troubled firms. His work appeared in the Journal of Management, the Journal of Management Studies, The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance, and other research and media outlets.

  • Meet our new CALS Study Abroad Advisor!

    Marta Grant joined the CALS Study Abroad office in October as a Study Abroad Advisor. Marta is a familiar face to the office as she is a recent graduate from Iowa State University where she received her BS in Agricultural Business, Spanish, and International Agriculture and studied abroad for a semester at the Universidad de Extremadura in Cáceres, Spain, through an Iowa State exchange program. Her current role is to recruit and advise students on opportunities to study abroad as well as work with our student travel consultants to promote global programs.

    Outside of work, Marta enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and cheering on the Cyclones!

    Please stop by to meet Marta in Room 0018 Curtiss Hall!

  • CALS Study Abroad Fair - October 19, 2022 Feeding the World Seminar Series, Fall 2022

    Times: 3:40 – 4:55 PM • Location: Ensminger Room, 1204 Kildee Hall

    Coordinated by David Acker and Curtis Youngs



    September 1

    Civil Unrest and Its Impact on Food Security of Ethiopians

    Dr. Tamrat Degefa Geleto, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (Virtual)

    September 15

    We’ve forgotten how to feed ourselves.

    Michelle Book, CEO of the Iowa Food Bank

    September 22

  • 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)

  • Notice of Funding Opportunity - FY 2022 Scientific Cooperation Research Program

    The Scientific Cooperation Research Program (SCRP) supports joint research, extension, and education projects – lasting up to two years – between U.S. researchers and researchers from selected emerging market economies. The projects address issues including but not limited to agricultural trade and market access, animal and plant health, biotechnology, food safety and security, and sustainable natural resource management. Since 1980, the program has supported hundreds of projects, enhancing the technical skills of agricultural professionals and helping beneficiary countries be more competitive consumers of U.S. agricultural products.

    Application Deadline: June 6, 2022

    FY 2022 Scientific Cooperation Research Program.pdf

  • Anticipating Spring Study Abroad Programs

    The CALS Study Abroad office is eagerly anticipating four faculty-led travel courses over spring break that will send a total of 50 students abroad. The college will also be sending five students to the Mississippi Delta through the first Study USA program.

    Soils, Crops, and Natural Resources of Costa Rica

    March 9 - 19, 2022

    Program Directors: Amber Anderson and Lee Burras

    Pork, Port (Wine), and Cork: The Land and Livestock of Portugal

    March 9 - 20, 2022

    Program Directors: Jodi Sterle, Leonor Leandro, and Matthew Wenger

    Service Learning Trip to Uganda

    March 10 - 21, 2022

  • The Global Programs office in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences supports departments in their global engagement initiatives across the globe. Our office provides support and assistance to faculty and staff interested in building relationships and collaborative efforts worldwide. We also provide global opportunities for students through CALS Study Abroad programs.

    U.S. Passport Book Fees Increase

    Effective December 27, 2021, the fees for a U.S. passport book increased $20, per an announcement from the Department of State. The change applies to first-time passport book applications and renewals; it does not impact the price of passport cards. A detailed breakdown of the new charges is available on the State Department's website.

  • Approaching Travel Course Deadlines:

    Soils, Crops and Natural Resources of Costa Rica

    March 9 - 19, 2022

    Program Directors: Amber Anderson, Lee Burras

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2021

    Pork, Port (Wine), and Cork: The Land and Livestock of Portugal

    March 9 - 20, 2022

    Program Directors: Jodi Sterle, Leonor Leandro, Matthew Wenger

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2021

    Service Learning Trip to Uganda

    March 10 - 21, 2022

  • CALS Study Abroad Fair - Tuesday, September 28 Active CALS Study Abroad Travel Courses

    Caribbean Marine Biology, Honduras 

    March 12 - 20, 2022
    Program Directors: Donald Sakaguchi, Jeanne Serb
    Department: Biology
    Application Deadline: October 15, 2021



    Cathedrals, Castles, Culture and Cuisine-sustainable, Safe & Nutritious Food in France

    June 5 - 18, 2022
    Program Directors: Kurt Rosentrater
    Department: Food Science, Ag & Biosystems Engineering
    Application Deadline: November 30, 2021

    Meet Our Student Travel Consultants (STCs)

    Jack Hubble

  • Delay for New or Renewal Passports Significant

    Due to a wide range of circumstances, the average wait time for getting a new passport or renewing an expiring passport is very long.

    According to the Department of State, the agency that issues passports, the standard wait time for a new passport today is 18 weeks. Anyone in need of these services hoping to travel yet this fall or next spring should be taking action now and should absolutely select the expedited option if you can (standard wait time for ‘expedited’ is 12 weeks).

    Routine:  Save $60. Door-to-door service in 18 weeks (includes up to 12 weeks processing and 6 weeks mailing on front and back end)

  • Dr. David Acker visited Uganda

    Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Scientific Exchanges Program

    Iowa State University Uganda Program (ISU-UP) Vaccination Clinic

    Graduating Student Travel Consultants (STCs)

    Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods – What We Do

    International Experiences for Spring 2021 CALS Council Senior Award Recipients

    CALS Faculty & Staff International Travel

    Farm Journal Foundation Speaker Series Recordings

    International Students and Scholars Update COVID-19 Update

  • Sue Finestead Retirement

    Please join us in honoring Sue Finestead who will retire on January 14, 2021 after 42 years (to the day) of service to Iowa State University and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

  • Fichters
    2020 Family of the Year Supports Study Abroad

    The Iowa State University Family of the Year is an honor that is given to a family that shows a strong connection and pride for ISU. We are honored to introduce the 2020 Family of the Year, the Fichter's!  Heidi Fichter (2020), Adam Fichter (2015) and Austin Fichter (2015) all studied abroad during their time at Iowa State! More . . .

  • Borlaug Dialogue Registration Now Open

    The September-October 2020 edition of the Global Update newsletter

  • Study abroad student with Ugandan kids

    The July-August 2020 edition of the Global Update newsletter

  • Richard Schultz and students ride on camels

    The May-June 2020 edition of the Global Update newsletter

  • Emily Zimmerman and students on a trip

    The March-April 2020 edition of the Global Update newsletter

  • Tetsuya Yamada

    The January-February 2020 edition of the Global Update newsletter

  • Fund CSRL

    The November-December 2019 edition of the Global Update newsletter

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