Why Study Abroad?

Study abroad programs affiliated with women’s and gender studies give students the opportunity to:

  • Learn about women’s lives in different cultures
  • Apply classroom topics to international settings
  • Discover how gender relations differ around the world

All students, regardless of their major, are strongly encouraged to engage in an international experience at least once. The rewards are endless and enrich your educational and personal growth.

The ISU Women’s and Gender Studies Program and affiliated faculty offer several classes that are oriented towards foreign languages and literature, international development, women’s global leadership, and more.

Featured study abroad destinations

  • trieste

    Italy: Trieste and the Meaning of Place

    Take an intensive 3-week Italian language and culture class (4 hours every morning, Monday through Friday). and participate in afternoon/evening excursions to observe and participate in cultural, literary, historical, culinary, sociological, artistic expressions of “place” as defined by the Italian people of this region.

  • sweden

    Sweden: Global Leadership Study Abroad in Sweden

    Study leadership theories and practices in a global setting and meet with local and national government officials, business leaders and non-government agency staff members. Learn about Nordic history and culture by exploring Stockholm – its museums, historical landmarks, shops and neighborhoods – and surrounding Nordic cities.

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Experience the world

Learn more about the study abroad experience as well as available scholarships and financial assistance by visiting the LAS Study Abroad website.