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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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Share your global story! 

Open to UI students, alumni, faculty and staff, the 2020 University of Iowa International Photography Competition is now open for submissions.  Winning photographs will be showcased across campus during International Education Week (Nov. 16-20) as well as featured in an Iowa Now article.  Deadline for submission is November 6.

Submit your photos now!




Engaging Across Cultures

Engaging Across Cultures is a  professional development series for international and domestic graduate and professional students at the University of Iowa.

"This program enabled me to not only learn about other cultures but also to delve into my own culture and beliefs."

Dan Holthaus, College of Nursing


Enrollment open for Fall sessions. Register today!


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.

Learn more


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International Accents

Pursuing Racial Justice

Human beings are meaning-making creatures, and in tumultuous periods of history many turn to the arts for solace, instruction, and delight. Poets and novelists, painters and sculptors, composers and choreographers—all seek to frame their particular experiences in enduring works of art, which can help us articulate those bewildering questions that in extremis may beset us at any moment.

"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