Dean's Scholarships for Study Abroad

Overview - Spring 2016 only

Five $1,500 Dean's Scholarships for Study Abroad will be awarded to UI Students preparing to study abroad for the Spring 2016 semester.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply, students must:

be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
have earned at least 12 semester hours by the application deadline
have a minimum 3.33 g.p.a.
propose to study abroad for at least one semester during the academic year

Students may enroll in a formal academic program sponsored by the University of Iowa or by another U.S. university or exchange organization, may enroll directly in a foreign university, or may present a proposal for an independent study project that has received prior approval by their academic adviser.

Selection procedure and criteria

Applications are reviewed by faculty members of the Study Abroad Scholarship Committee. The following criteria are used in recommending awards:

academic and personal objectives which are clearly defined and realistic
academic achievement and preparation
quality and completeness of the project proposal
contribution of the study abroad experience to the student’s overall academic program
evidence of maturity, motivation and adaptability to a different cultural environment
demonstrated interest in learning about foreign cultures

"While no one can predict the future, we can be sure it will see further growth in the movement of people, symbols and products across nation-state borders--spurred by continuing innovations in technology.  The 21st century will reward those with the flexibility to adapt to new situations and with strong intercultural communication skills (one of which is a thoughtful understanding of one’s own culture).  No other experience that UI students can have prepares them for the future as powerfully as study abroad."  --William Reisinger, former Dean of International Programs