Loop Abroad and Iowa Wesleyan University Partnership

What is Loop Abroad?

Loop Abroad is a student travel organization that began with a singular mission: provide the best hands-on study abroad experience for students pursuing careers working with animals. We’ve done this by partnering with world-renowned conservationists in their efforts to protect endangered animals. While our programs and geography have expanded, we remain committed to global animal welfare.

What is the relationship between Iowa Wesleyan and Loop Abroad?

Iowa Wesleyan University is the School of Record for Loop Abroad. We oversee curriculum and instructors through Higher Learning Commission (HLC) prescribed guidelines. The guidelines can be viewed at the location linked below.


Why are Loop Abroad and Iowa Wesleyan partnering?

Iowa Wesleyan has long been a pioneer institution in the sciences with a rich history that includes the world renowned astrophysicist and discoverer of the Earth’s radiation belts, Dr. James Van Allen, and the longest-serving astronaut in United States history and the first female commander of the International Space Station, Dr. Peggy Whitson.

Loop Abroad is a pioneer in providing pre-professional students study abroad opportunities in locations that allow students to move their academic careers forward.

Together, the two are now partnering to provide a first-rate education abroad.

What courses can students take through the partnership for college credit?

BIO 380A: Topics Australia Wildlife Handling, Conservation and Care

BIO 442: Career Application Elephant Husbandry and Health Care

BIO 441E: Career Application Elephant Management and Medicine

BIO 380B: Topics: SCUBA and Marine Conservation

BIO 380C: Topics: South Africa Anatomy, Behavior and Conservation of African Big Cats

BIO 441T: Career Application: Tropical Shelter Medicine, Management, and Welfare

BIO 497: Veterinary Surgical Nursing

BIO 380W: Topics: Wildlife Conservation and Care

BIO 440: Career Application: Companion Animal Management

BIO 380D: Topics Marine Animal Anatomy, Biology, and Conservation with Lab

IS 101TH: Thai Life and Culture

BIO 398: Veterinary Clinical Practice and Skills

Learn more about when courses are offered: https://www.loopabroad.com/

I have additional questions about this program.

We’re happy to help! Call us at 319 385 6391 or email the Iowa Wesleyan Registrar at megan.hills@iw.edu