While we suggest you look at these highlighted programs first, feel free to browse the programs section of the Study Abroad website, explore an online directory of study abroad programs, and consult materials in the Study Abroad Resource Room.
Semester & Year-Long Programs
University of KwaZulu-Natal Exchange
This exchange program offers undergraduate students an opportunity to study for a summer, semester or academic year at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. The Summer Session offers special classes that provide an introduction to South Africa from a variety of academic perspectives, including political science, history, literature, theatre, art history, and ethnomusicology. Academic Term Session students will be enrolled in regular University of KwaZulu-Natal courses.
Semester in South India
Located in Mysore, in the southern state of Karnataka, the University of Iowa’s Semester in South India program allows students to explore India’s rich classical heritage and the contemporary forces that are rapidly reshaping this powerful nation. Students take program classes that focus on Indian culture and history. During the final month of the program, students undertake a research project of their own design. Past examples have included creative writing responses to the Indian experience, and a literature-based readings course.
Iowa Regents Semester in Cork
This semester or academic year program offers students the opportunity to enroll in a wide range of courses in a variety of disciplines at the University College Cork, one of the oldest universities in Ireland. Students are fully integrated academically and socially with their Irish peers. The University College Cork was founded in 1845, and over 12,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students take courses in more than 60 different departments.
The UK Exchanges
The UK Exchange Program is a reciprocal exchange program between the University of Iowa and the Universities of Hull, Lancaster, Birmingham, and Strathclyde. The program allows UI undergraduates to undertake a year of study in England or Scotland while fully integrated with local students in student housing and regular classes. Direct enrollment at the host institution is particularly suited to students prepared to take upper-level course work in both their major and/or a secondary field of interest.
Iowa Regents Semester in Scotland
This semester or academic year program offers undergraduates the opportunity to enroll in a wide range of courses in a variety of disciplines at the University of Edinburgh, one of the finest universities in the United Kingdom in one of Europe's most exciting cultural centers. Students are fully integrated academically and socially with their Scottish peers.
The University of Edinburgh is a venerable institution -- founded in the 1850s -- and has forged a special position in academia. Its national and international reputation is excellent, and it has a large, diverse, and multinational student body. It is Scotland's leading research university and is ranked 5th overall out of 115 U.K. institutions.
Semester at Queen’s University Belfast
This semester or year-long program would be especially of interest to those students concentrating on the Cinema B.A. Queen’s University, Belfast offers a wide variety of classes on film studies and production.
Known for its excellence in undergraduate programs, the Queens University of Belfast ranks with the best of the UK's "red brick" universities, established in 1845 by Queen Victoria. With a strong interest in interdisciplinary studies and with new additions to their already impressive range of courses, QUB has established itself as one of the most progressive educational institutions in the United Kingdom.
Iowa Regents Semester in Wales
The Regents Semester in Wales offers undergraduate students an opportunity to study for a semester at a British university. Students are integrated academically and socially with their British peers at the University of Wales-Swansea. The program begins with a three-week course on British life and politics, after which students enroll in regular courses offered by the university.