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.

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A conversation with Iowa alumnus and Rhodes Scholar Jeffrey Ding on his global career

Monday, June 24, 2024
International Programs (IP) staff met with Jeffrey Ding (BA Chinese, BBA economics, BS political science ’16) where he talked about his journey towards a global career. Starting at the University of Iowa (UI), where he seized international opportunities, Ding's path led him to graduate studies at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Now an assistant professor of political science at George Washington University, Ding offered valuable advice for Iowa students with global aspirations and reflected on how IP supported him along the way.
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Nine UI students awarded Dr. Ken Magid Scholarship to complete internships abroad

Monday, June 17, 2024
Nine University of Iowa undergraduates are pursuing internships abroad with support from the Dr. Ken Magid Scholarship, established in 2022 by alumna Linda Baker. Recipients share their gratitude, detailing how their internships in countries like Chile, Ireland, and Australia are shaping their future careers and personal growth.
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Fulbright recipient Dawn Thomas reflects on her impactful work teaching English and art in Spain

Thursday, June 13, 2024
Dawn Thomas (MAT secondary English education ‘23) was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for 2023-24. Originally set to embark on her teaching journey in Israel, unforeseen circumstances led to the cancellation of her assignment. She is now serving as an English language assistant and English art assistant for students ranging from 3 years old through those in sixth grade, who speak Spanish and Gallego, in Galicia, Spain.

Events

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Discover Study Abroad-Summer 2024

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!
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Discover Study Abroad-Summer 2024

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!
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Discover Study Abroad-Summer 2024

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!
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Discover Study Abroad-Summer 2024

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!
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Discover Study Abroad-Summer 2024

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!
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Discover Study Abroad-Summer 2024

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!
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Celebrating international education

The International Programs 2023 Annual Report provides an overview of the past year’s activities, projects, research, events, statistics, student and faculty achievements, photos and more. 

Delegates from the University of Iowa, Iowa State, Kosovo and USAID

Strengthening ties between higher education and the private sector

Through a USAID-funded cooperative agreement, UI experts will lead efforts to increase cooperation between Kosovo and the state of Iowa to increase economic opportunities for Kosovo youth.

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Guiding more students to Fulbright success

The University of Iowa has been named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. students for the eighth year. International Programs leads the university's efforts in supporting applicants.

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Number of years Iowa has been named a Top Producer of Fulbright students

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Countries represented by our international students

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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."