Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine welcomes international veterinary medical students from partner institutions to join our clinical rotations. We'll assist you in planning your visit and getting you situated upon your arrival. There are a few steps that you must take in order to make your visit successful:
STEP 1: Complete This Application
Start this application at least 5 months before the intended start date. You will be asked to provide your rotation interest, CV, recommendation letter, passport information, etc. Any changes to your intended travel plans and any personal schedule change that might affect your travel plans must be communicated to CVM International Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible. A lack of communication can lead to failure to be placed in rotations of your choice.
Please apply for the semester based on your travel dates, e.g. externship in Jan 2022, please select spring 2022 in your application.
STEP 2: Wait for Confirmation by Email from CVM International Programs
CVM International Programs will contact you once we have verified your information, confirmed that our faculty is able to host you, and received all necessary signatures of approval. This process can take up to 3 weeks to complete.
STEP 3: Apply for the B-1 Visa or the Visa Waiver Program
CVM International Programs will supply you with a letter of invitation once we have confirmed your visit. You can use this letter for verification when applying for your visa.
STEP 4: Explore Housing Options
STEP 5: Check-In Upon Arrival
- ISU DVM students might have extra bedrooms for rent. CVM International Programs can help connect the visiting student with local students
- ISU has guest housing on the main campus. For more information, please check the ISU housing website https://housing.sws.iastate.edu/guests
- The visiting student can look for short-term housing on his/her own. Websites for hosting rentals include Airbnb, craigslist, Facebook Marketplace.
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
1800 Christensen Drive,
Veterinary Medicine Administration, Room 2270B
Ames, Iowa, 50011-1134