LCP + Your major in CALS


Life isn’t limited to the United States.

Your love of all things living, breathing, and growing could span the entire world! Your career will thrive if you have a better understanding of international environments, cultural practices, historical precedent, and – of course – language.

Why do LCP with your major in CALS?

You want a major that lays a strong direction for your future career, but you also want to stand out with your international perspectives.

What’s LCP all about?

  • Coursework tailored to professional issues
  • Internship or study abroad
  • Scholarships for your international experiences

Whether you just want to keep improving your language skills or study culture or you’re convinced you want to work internationally, LCP is right for you. Our classes will use the other part of your brain that you don’t get to exercise in your primary major.

Majors + Minors

What language and culture do you want to pair with your primary major? You can do an LCP major or minor with these!

Minors only

If you want to make inroads in the Russian-speaking or Chinese-speaking worlds, check out these LCP options.

Interning Abroad

First and foremost, LCP internships are about the cultural and language experiences. However, our LCP students have worked at amazing organizations such as Bosch, Daimler, and John Deere International. Where will you go? You can find out more about internships for credit here.

NOTE: In some cases, an approved credit-bearing study abroad experience can take the place of the internship. Contact us, to get the conversation started!

Meet your LCP Ambassador

Christa Heffern, Animal Science, International Agriculture, & LCP Spanish

¡Hola a todos! My name is Christa Heffern, and I am a senior studying Animal Science and International Agriculture with a minor in LCP Spanish. When I first came to Iowa State, I knew I wanted to keep learning and practicing Spanish, but I didn’t know how to continue. I didn’t want to limit myself to only working in Spanish speaking country, so I wasn’t sure if a double major/minor was the right idea. On a whim, I enrolled in a Spanish class my freshman year and everything changed.

I learned about the LCP program and found out I could study abroad while also learning Spanish. In the spring of 2019, I participated in the Cáceres study abroad program where I had the opportunity to expand my knowledge about the culture and language of Spain while learning how to travel and be more culturally aware. I learned what it takes to work and live in another country which is what I plan to do after graduation. I believe that learning one language will make it easier to learn another and opens yourmind up to new ideas.

After studying abroad, I was able to volunteer and travel around Europe for an extra two months. If you have any questions about your options here at ISU or want to make the most out of your LCP experience, don’t hesitate to contact me! I am here to help!