Upcoming Events

    Summer Events


    Trip to Big Creek State Park

    Data and Time: Thursday, June 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Location: Meet at Southside Memorial Union (by ISU Bookstore)
    Description: Embark on an adventure to Big Creek State Park where you take in the free air, swim in the lake, and play on the giant wooden castle on the beach! Have fun enjoying the natural beauty of Iowa.

    Sign up here: Big Creek State Park


    Picnic in the Park

    Data and Time: Saturday, June 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Location: Maple Shelter, Brookside Park
    Description: Join new and current international students for a fun time of eating delicious food and playing board games in the park! There will be some grilled food and refreshments provided, but please bring a dish to share.

    Sign up here: Picnic in the Park


    I-Cubs Game

    Data and Time: Sunday, June 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Meet at Southside Memorial Union (by ISU Bookstore)
    Description: Join ISSO and LAS International Student Network on an outing to an Iowa Cubs baseball game! Cost to attend is free for ISU students!

    Sign up here: Iowa Cubs Baseball Game

    Iowa Cubs event. Picture shows baseball player.


    Omaha Zoo Trip

    Data and Time: Sunday, June 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Location: Meet at Southside Memorial Union (by ISU Bookstore)
    Description: Come with ISSO and LAS International Student Network on a wild adventure to the Omaha Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska. Cost to attend is free for ISU students!

    Sign up here: Omaha Zoo Trip


    Trip Policies

    Participant Eligibility for ISSO Trips

    Iowa State students, scholars, staff, and family members are welcome on ISSO trips regardless of international or domestic status. Children are welcome on ISSO trips unless otherwise stated.

    Day Trips

    Cancellations will be accepted for a full refund up until 8 days prior to the trip, unless otherwise indicated.  Participants who register and do not show up for the trip will be charged for the full cost of the trip. Trip costs are subject to change depending on the number of participants registered and unanticipated trip costs.

    Overnight Trips

    Cancellations will be accepted for a full refund up until 3 weeks prior to the trip. Cancellations within three weeks before the trip will not be awarded a refund. Participants who find a replacement for their spot on the trip do not need to pay for their trip costs. Participants who register and do not show up for the trip will be charged for the full cost of the trip. Trip costs are subject to change depending on the number of participants registered and unanticipated trip costs.

    Liability Waivers

    All trip participants must sign a liability waiver. Parents must sign liability waivers for children under 18 years old. A liability waiver must be submitted to 3248 Memorial Union at least two days before the event, unless otherwise instructed. Waivers can be downloaded above. Information must be filled out in full and signed. Those who have not signed the liability waiver will not be permitted on the bus and will be charged the full cost of the trip.