Upcoming Events

Spring 2022

Covid-19 Policy:

All students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus are encouraged to wear face masks in all indoor spaces when around others. Unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear a face mask anywhere they are around others, and to practice physical distancing when possible. Monitoring your own wellness is essential to a healthy and fun event! Please stay home if you are feeling ill, or showing any symptoms of COVID-19.

If you have any questions about events, please email isso@iastate.edu.


ISSO Kickoff Welcome Dinner

Join ISSO and welcome in the Spring 2022 Semester with others in the Iowa State International Community! Enjoy a FREE Italian buffet, meet with others, play games, and have fun evening! This event is open to international students, scholars, postdocs and your family and friends

When: Wednesday, February 2nd from 5:30 - 7:30

Where: Sun Room, Memorial Union (2nd floor)

Capacity: 320

 Registration is required to attend. Please sign up HERE !



ISSO Coffee Shop Talk

Stop by for some FREE breakfast, a hot cup of coffee or tea, and connect with your International Student Advisor. Do you have questions about working off campus through CPT or OPT, enrollment for this semester and future semesters, or other concerns? Your International Student Advisor is ready to help guide you forward! Come by, ask any questions you have, and grab a quick bite to eat.

When: Monday, February 7th from 11AM - 12PM

Where: Campanile Room, Memorial Union (2nd floor)

Let us know you're coming so we can order you some breakfast! Please register here .




Cultural Ambassador Program

Want to explore new cultures and make lifelong friendships? The Cultural Ambassador Program is a semester-long program that pairs International Students and U.S. students together based on mutual interests and hobbies. As a group, you will be able to attend social events (with FREE food, games and more!), improve your cross-cultural skills, explore different hobbies, and add Cultural Ambassador to your Co-Curricular Transcript.

As international students, this is GREAT way to meet friends from the United States, and other parts of the world!



Interested in applying?

1.   First step: fill out the CAP Interest Form

2.   Second step: attend our required Information Session on Friday, February 11th from 4 - 5:30 in the Sun Room, Memorial Union (2nd floor).

During the Information Session, you will learn more about our expectations for CAP, the dates for social events, and more. After attending the Information Session, you will gain access to the application form which you can complete to be able to join the program. It is required that you attend the Information Session to join CAP!