Communication from the UI, including the Study Abroad office, must be sent to your @uiowa.edu email address. If you use another provider, log in to the MyUIowa section of ISIS  to make sure that your UI mail is properly routed to that address.
Don’t forget to register in ISIS for your semester abroad! If you’re participating in a UI program, your study abroad advisor will provide you with the appropriate registration and billing information.
If you’re participating in a program offered by another U.S. or foreign university, you must register for 165:500 Study Abroad. A one-time registration fee (not tuition!) will appear on the first U-bill sent to you during the session you’re abroad (i.e. on Aug. 1, Jan. 1 or June 1).
If you're currently living in the residence halls and will be leaving before your contract has finished, be sure to cancel your housing before leaving! Obtain a letter verifying your participation in a study abroad program from the Study Abroad office.
If you wish to live in the residence halls or the International Crossroads Community upon return, make the appropriate arrangements with the Housing Assignment Office (Burge Hall) before you leave campus in order to maintain your priority status for on-campus housing.
File the "Application for Degree" form on ISIS . Be sure to submit the application by the application deadline. You may still request to participate in the graduation ceremonies if you will be in Iowa City during that time.
For more information about completing graduation requirements while abroad, contact the Registrar's Office .
While abroad, you need to stay on top of other application cycles back here in Iowa. In particular, you should be aware of deadlines for applying for federal, state and institutional financial aid for the following year. Scholarship deadlines and application procedures vary considerably. Scholarships that you currently receive may need to be renewed by a specific date. If appropriate, discuss with your academic advisor the procedure/timeline for being considered for membership in your discipline’s honor society. Find out what you need to do before going abroad.
In order to participate in early registration for the semester you will be returning to the UI, you will need to make arrangements prior to departure.
Note: Some departments (e.g. Communication Studies, Journalism) have an internal registration process prior to the UI’s early registration period. If you are majoring in a department with such a process, start the ball rolling early & stay in touch with the relevant faculty/staff in your department.