The University of Iowa


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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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New U.S. Passport Office Now Open at UI

The passport office serves both the UI community and the general public.




UI named top producer of Fulbright students for sixth consecutive year

In 2020-2021, the UI ranked 12th nationally among research universities.  And when measuring the ratio of applicants to winners, the UI ranked first in the nation with nearly 50% of its applicants receiving awards.

Learn more about the UI Fulbright program


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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