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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Dean's Message: International Education Month?

Thursday, December 1, 2022
International Programs
Dean Ganim looks back on the busy fall semester including International Education Week events.
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WorldCanvass to explore translation and global literacy on December 8

Monday, November 28, 2022
International Programs
Join us on December 8 to explore the storied history of translation at the UI, and how a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education is helping to build translation and global literacy skills across Iowa.
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International students join community members for fall break meal

Monday, November 28, 2022
International Programs
Over 170 meals were served to University of Iowa students and members of the surrounding community during a special fall break meal event.


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Discover Study Abroad

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 12:30pm
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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Study Abroad Open Advising Hours

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 10:00am to 12:00pm
Do you have general inquiries about studying abroad? UI Study Abroad staff are at the ready to help you plan the experience of a lifetime. Study Abroad offers weekly Open Advising hours every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday so you can get your questions answered quickly. Click on the session you'd like to attend to be redirected to the Zoom meeting anytime during its scheduled hours. Mondays and Fridays from 2 - 4 p.m. Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - noon.
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Stanley Awards for International Research Information Sessions

Thursday, December 8, 2022 3:30pm to 4:30pm
The Stanley Undergraduate and Graduate Awards for International Research are given annually to outstanding University of Iowa students for the pursuit of learning activities in international studies and international research/fieldwork. Join International Programs and Karen Wachsmuth, associate director of international fellowships, for a series of virtual information sessions to discuss strategies and timelines for putting together a successful application.
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WorldCanvass: Translation and Global Literacy

Thursday, December 8, 2022 5:00pm to 7:00pm
On this WorldCanvass, we explore the long and storied history of translation at the University of Iowa and learn how a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education is helping students, educators, and community members across Iowa build translation and global literacy skills.
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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.

Discussions about Korean Aesthetics, Presenting at the International Conference “Build Bridges: Korean Philosophy in the World,” the Participants walking across the campus of SKKU

Funding faculty to help meet their goals

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.

David Shehata Fouad Georgy Nakhla

Honoring the parents of our international students

We congratulate this year's winners of the International Parents of the Year award, Ebtesam Fouad Yanny Gerges and Shehata Fouad Georgy Nakhla.

Parker Jones with other students in front of James Joyce tree

Celebrating 25 years of the Irish Writing Program

The University of Iowa has a long history of sending students to Dublin, Ireland, to study creative writing. Learn more about this program designed to nurture aspiring writers.


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

photo of Iowa students holding a University of Iowa flag on the waterfront in New Zealand.


Countries represented by our international students

Abigail Martin Morocco dunes

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."