International Students

Global Design Connection

Come join the Global Design Connection (GDC) program in the College of Design! When you sign up for GDC you will join a Design family of 5-7 design students and a faculty/staff mentor for fun events, friendship and cultural exchange. GDC helps build community and friendship between international and domestic students within the College of Design and encourages student involvement in the greater ISU community.

If you have questions about the program, please contact Jen Hogan, the director of international programs for the College of Design, or stop by her office, 205 Design.

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2017 semester. Please click on the appropriate link below for more information and to apply.

This program aims to:

  • Foster positive intercultural relationships between students, faculty and staff in the College of Design.
  • Raise global awareness, promote international cooperation and contribute to the College of Design’s internationalization efforts.
  • Support Iowa State’s mission to create, share and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place.

Benefits of global connections include:

  • Expand social support networks.
  • Enhance a sense of community and belonging.
  • Increase cross-cultural competency and understanding.