International Education Services
Study Abroad Center:
Director: Dennis Peterson, M.A.
Assistant Director, International Students and Scholars: Brenda Thorbs-Weber, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Study Abroad Center: Trevor Nelson, Ed.D.
Coordinator of International Services: Rebecca Matters
Coordinator of Special Projects:
Senior Program Coordinator:
International Education Services (IES) is
committed to courteous, accurate, timely service and informative programs for
international students and visiting scholars, Americans seeking overseas opportunities,
and citizens of Iowa interested in international education. IES staff members orient and
advise internationals on university procedures, community resources, U.S. visas and
personal concerns. Persons interested in study and/or work abroad find a wealth of
information at the IES Study Abroad Center. The Center maintains information on
scholarships, health and safety abroad, world cultures, and travel, as well as over 200
ISU programs and thousands of opportunities through other institutions. Staff assist not
only students, but also faculty and staff traveling abroad. Project Assist provides
logistical and other support to faculty developing new group study abroad programs. IES