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Incoming Exchange Students

Welcome Exchange Students!

We are excited you are interested in spending a semester or full academic year here at Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames, Iowa! Through this webpage and various links, you will find the information you will need for the application process to come to Iowa State, and to learn more about our university. We are here to help you meet your academic goals while also enjoying the activities Iowa State has to offer for a quintessentially American experience. 

If you have questions during the process, you can email your program exchange coordinator (their name is listed on the application page for your university) or you can email Nicole Humphrey at

How to Apply for Exchange

Incoming 5 Learn how the application process works and what you will need to apply after being nominated


Learn about the different courses available at Iowa State available and how to find what is available

Housing and Dining 

Learn about what kind of housing and meal plans are available at Iowa State

Orientation and Arrival Information

Learn about the orientation for exchange students, welcoming you to campus

Student Life

Learn about all the different resources and activities available to you as a student!

Required Health Insurance 

Learn about all the health insurance ISU SSHIP, required for exchange students