Connecting Iowa with the world and the world with Iowa

The University of Iowa is committed to enriching the global experience of students, faculty, staff, and the greater community. International Programs does this by providing leadership and support for internationally-oriented teaching, research, creative work and community engagement. We encourage students to see the world in a whole new way. Take a look around and see why thousands of students from Iowa and the world call us home each year.

News - International Accents

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UI to host study abroad fair, Sept 13 & 14

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
International Programs
Get your questions answered and kick start your global experience at the upcoming University of Iowa fall Study Abroad Fair, being held September 13 and 14!
Discussions about Korean Aesthetics, Presenting at the International Conference “Build Bridges: Korean Philosophy in the World,” the Participants walking across the campus of SKKU

UI faculty meet professional goals with help of funding through International Programs

Monday, August 8, 2022
International Programs
International Programs provides funding opportunities and grant-writing assistance for UI faculty engaged in international research, partnerships, and other activities, and is invested in the success that faculty have in their field.
Amdy and Susie Code

WorldCanvass to honor International Impact and Global Student awardees on Nov. 7

Monday, August 8, 2022
International Programs
Andy Code, 2022 recipient of the UI’s International Impact Award, and Global Student awardees yet to be named, will be honored on the November 7 WorldCanvass which officially opens the UI’s celebration of International Education Week (November 14-18).


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UI Passport Office

Apply for a U.S. passport right here at the University of Iowa. Serving both the UI community and the general public.

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Celebrating our Gilman Scholarship winners

Chosen from thousands of applicants from colleges and universities across the U.S., 12 University of Iowa undergraduates were awarded the competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Kim Jang Hyun Korean calligraphy

Contributing to the global mission of the University of Iowa

International Programs supports eight academic centers, programs, and networks consisting of faculty members from across campus who collaborate to host public lectures, workshops, and symposia on a range of topics each year.

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UI-funded research project leads to Fulbright award

The Stanley Graduate Award for International Research provided the foundation for Michaeljulius Idani’s research on Sierra Leone which culminated in a Fulbright Study/Research Award in Creative Writing.


Number of years UI was named a Top Producer of Fulbright students

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Countries represented by our international students

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200 +

Number of study abroad programs offered

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"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."