International Adventure Learning Community

The Iowa State International Adventure Learning Community is designed to serve new international first-year students who are wanting to attend Iowa State University, but are unable to travel to the United States for the fall 2020 semester.

  • As a member, you will begin progress toward your degree at a distance by taking online courses from home. These courses are taught by Iowa State University professors.
  • Tuition for the Iowa State International Adventure Learning Community online classes will be assessed at the Iowa resident rate of tuition, saving you and your family thousands of dollars!
  • The International Adventure Learning Community is a fun and engaging experience that includes taking classes with other participants. You'll be able to connect with other new Cyclones and virtually engage in Iowa State campus life. There is no additional cost to participate in the learning community.
  • As part of the learning community, dedicated professional advisers and student peer mentors will support you through your first semester, helping you with your coursework, your future academic planning, and connecting with your new campus and classmates.
  • Arrive on campus to resume your degree program in Ames in January 2021! Please review the Additional Information page for information on tuition rate assessment and application of scholarship awards.

Iowa State offers outstanding academic programs, as well as a supportive, traditional college student experience. The Iowa State International Adventure Learning Community gives you the opportunity to stay on track toward a degree, while being a true Iowa Stater!

The Iowa State International Adventure Learning Community is open to students who have already committed to Iowa State and any first-year student interested in making a flexible transition to a traditional American university experience during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Need more information? Register for a webinar!

For more information on the Iowa State International Adventure Learning Community, join one of our upcoming webinars.

Join one of our upcoming webinars on May 26th at 7am CDT, May 27th at 9am CDT, or May 28th at 7am CDT.

Ready to take the next step? Sign up today!

Students must be admitted to Iowa State to register for the International Adventure Learning Community.

If you have already accepted your offer, sign up for the Iowa State International Adventure Learning Community now!


If you have not yet applied to Iowa State, please complete an application for admission.

Students who have been offered admission to Iowa State, must first accept their offer of admission and pay the admission deposit.