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International Programs & Services

Welcome to the Office of International Programs and Services

The Office of International Programs and Services in the College of Design is made up of several essential services and special programming including international student support and the Global Design Connection LC, a robust portfolio of study abroad offerings and our flagship Rome Program.  There is also a section dedicated to provide information for faculty-led initiatives abroad.

As the field of international education grows, there has been an increasing commitment to incorporating sustainable practices and principles alongside global exploration and pursuits.  It is critical to also closely examining the impact of travel and study on local environments and communities.  The United Nations (UN), describes the Sustainable Development Goals as “the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.” The 17 interconnected goals address many global challenges, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The UN has called for all goals to be achieved by 2030.  As the field of international education grows increasingly committed to incorporating sustainable practices and principles, it is closely examining its impact on local environments and communities.

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

With our strategic and coordinated approach to global engagement with emphasis on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, our objectives are to become more intentional and more effective in our international endeavors. This in return will increase meaningful opportunities for students, faculty and staff.


Jen Hogan
Director of International Programs
290 Design
(515) 294-8275

Marina Reasoner
International Student Adviser
292 Design
(515) 294-8634

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