iSTAR Scholars Students hike the San Louis valley in Monteverde, Costa Rica as part of their iSTAR research on army ants. iSTAR gives students the opportunity to take advantage of all of the benefits of the STAR Scholars Program in an international setting. Through faculty collaborations in international settings, students in the STAR Scholars Program are able to participate in international undergraduate research – and are able to gain valuable research experience while broadening their cultural horizons. Students who are first accepted to the STAR Scholars program can then apply to participate in iSTAR. Locations and projects vary from year to year.