Application Deadlines for Study Abroad Programs in Asia

We are now handing out and accepting applications for any spring study abroad programs which means that the October 1st deadline (or September 15th for Spain programs) is going to be coming up soon. The earlier you turn in an application, the earlier you will get accepted and be allowed to work on your host…

Know Before You Go: Number Nine, Jonas, and the Caucus Race Begins

Here are the Top Five Stories that caught our eyes this week: Iran Nuclear Sanctions What You Need to Know: After a long December of negotiations, Iran and the U.S. reached a deal following Nuclear disarmament by Iran. Although the Nuclear sanctions on Iran go back as far as 2006, this is one of the…

Sycamore Spotlight: Elinor Balensuela

This month’s Sycamore Spotlight is on student worker Elinor Balensuela. She has traveled twice through the Study Abroad Office, once on a study abroad semester in England and a second time on a faculty-led trip to China.   I’m Elinor Balensuela. I’m a Senior English Major who has worked in the Study Abroad Office for…

New Year’s Eve Around the World

It’s New Year’s Eve and while countries around the world prepare to celebrate, or already have celebrated, the new year, we are anxiously awaiting midnight here at ISU. As we count down, here are some awesome articles about New Years Eve around the world!! This article talks about many traditions that are common on New Years…

Know Before You Go: Spanish Elections, Fifa Ban, and Miss Universe Debacle

Here are the Top Five Stories that you need to know this week!   Spain’s Political Election What You Need to Know: For years, conservative parties the Popular Party (PP) and the Socialists (PSOE) have been the driving force in Spain. After the weekend elections, two new parties have stepped up: the anti-austerity Podemos and…

Know Before You Go: Shift in Argentina, COP21, and Don’t Ruin Star Wars

Here are the Top Five News Stories that caught our eyes this week: Macri Takes Office as Argentinian President Refuses to Attend Ceremony What You Need to Know: Former President of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner flat out refused to attend the ceremony where President-Elect Mauricio Macri would officially come to power. The reason? Macri…

Informational Meeting TOMORROW For Faculty-Led Trip to China

Hello Sycamores!! Just a quick heads up that tomorrow, Oct. 14th, there will be an Informational Meeting about a Faculty-Led trip to China! The meeting is from 3:330-4:30pm in Holmstedt Hall Room 280. This trip will take place in May 2016 for Three Weeks. It will focus on the Environmentally and Culturally Sustainable Local Economic…

Know Before You Go: The Pope, Saying Goodbye to Yogi, and Greece…Again…

Here are the Top Five News Stories that caught our eyes this week! Greece Elections What You Need to Know: Greece held emergency elections this month following former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ stepping down. Tsipras called for elections after Greece’s third international bailout, one that Tsipras originally fought against earlier in the summer. But the…