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

International Graduation Ceremony group photo of graduates

International students celebrate accomplishments at affinity graduation ceremony

Monday, May 16, 2022
International Programs
In a celebration of perseverance, accomplishment, and their collective experiences, international students at the University of Iowa held an affinity graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 12.
Daniel Lowe headshot

Student spotlight: Daniel Lowe

Friday, May 6, 2022
International Programs
24 hours. That’s how fast Daniel Lowe’s life changed in March 2020. Lowe, a graduate of Lancaster University in Lancaster, United Kingdom, who studied abroad at the University of Iowa during the 2019-2020 academic year, found his time at Iowa cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Iowa cap and gown

International Student Affinity Graduation ceremony set for May 12

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
International Programs
The 2nd Annual International Student Affinity Graduation ceremony will be held in person for the first time on Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


There are currently no events to display.

View more events

UI Passport Office now open

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

Kate Vittore sitting on steps

Bridging Domestic and Global Diversity

Through this program designed for undergraduate and graduate domestic and international students, Kate Vittore "was able to meet people from all different backgrounds, explore important topics in cross-cultural diversity, and learn more about the UI community.”

Ebenezer Aidoo on the UI Pentacrest

Student Spotlight: Ebenezer ("Eben") Aidoo

Ebenezer ("Eben") Aidoo, PhD student in the UI Department of Communication Studies, had several admissions offers from other graduate programs, but chose the University of Iowa “…because of the outstanding teaching and learning resources available for graduate students, reasonable cost of living...and the vibrant academic community in Iowa City.”

Global Education Institute for Teachers photo of two participants

Global Education Institute for Teachers

Each year, International Programs, in partnership with the Stanley Center for Peace and Security, offers a professional development workshop for Iowa's K-12 teachers focusing on international topics and issues of critical importance.


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

student lying on pentacrest in front of Home sign
"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."