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International Students

From assisting with immigration paperwork to helping students adjust to life in Iowa, we are proud to be the first and last stop for international students' journeys at the UI.

See how we serve our international students

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Study Abroad

We help students explore a variety of learning abroad options, including UI faculty-led programs, internships abroad, international service programs, and virtual opportunities.

Start planning your international experience

Faculty Funding

We provide funding to send faculty all over the world to conduct international research. 

Learn more about faculty funding opportunities

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Global Network

From our linkages and partnerships to our connections with international alumni, we are deepening relationships and promoting discovery.

Learn more about our global network

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International Programs hosts multiple events throughout the year, many of which are in collaboration with other UI departments and units. 

See all upcoming events


Through our news source International Accents, we cover all things international at the UI.

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Bridging Domestic and Global Diversity

Bridging Domestic and Global Diversity is a semester-long leadership training program designed to increase intercultural awareness and skills, while enhancing understanding and connection through diversity. Focus is on increasing self-awareness while building intercultural leadership skills.  The program is geared towards domestic and international undergraduate and graduate/professional students.

"Bridging Domestic and Global Diversity is a program I think everybody should experience. I was able to meet people from all different backgrounds, explore important topics in cross-cultural diversity, and learn more about the UI community. I'm grateful for the knowledge it gave me to be a more aware citizen of this world!” - Kate Vittore

Learn more about this program

We Create Fulbright Winners

The University of Iowa has been a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Student awards nationally for the past five consecutive years.

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International Accents

"If International Programs has one purpose, it is to open the minds and hearts of our community to the reality that the world is a stronger and better place when we celebrate the humanity in every individual and in every nation. We cannot learn to live together if we do not live to learn from each other."

~ Dean Russell Ganim

Meet Dean Russell Ganim