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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.

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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.

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Faculty Funding

We provide funding to send faculty all over the world to conduct international research. 

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Global Network

From our linkages and partnerships to our connections with international alumni, we are deepening relationships and promoting discovery.

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UI NAMED TOP PRODUCER OF FULBRIGHT STUDENTS FOR SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

The UI is ranked 12th nationally among research universities, surpassing last year’s ranking of 18th.  And when measuring the ratio of applicants to winners, the UI ranks first in the nation with nearly 50% of its applicants receiving awards.

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IP Annual Report Now Available

The UI International Programs (IP) 2020 Annual Report provides general information about IP and an overview of our past year's activities, projects, research, events, statistics, student, alumni and faculty achievements, photos, and more!

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3/17/2021

An open letter to our University Community on anti-Asian harm

Let us be clear. We stand in solidarity with Asian American students, international students from Asia, Pacific Islanders, and the Pan Asian community, who continue to experience fear and intimidation. They deserve better. We will do everything in our power to make their safety and security a priority. We will continue our work to eliminate racism on our campus, community, and state.
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6/18/2021

UI Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honors Society for International Scholars Receives the Outstanding Chapter Award

The Alpha Tau chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honors Society for International Scholars at the University of Iowa recently received the Eileen Evans Outstanding Chapter Award. “The award is to recognize outstanding service to the Society, significant chapter growth and development, and exemplar programming to promote international education,” said Yashwant Prakash Vyas, president and chapter coordinator.
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6/17/2021

The University of Iowa to Virtually Host 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The University of Iowa is proud to announce its selection as an Institute Partner for the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning June 21, The University of Iowa will virtually engage 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging Business leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Some highlights of the University of Iowa program will include business-specific content, virtual networking events with Iowa community and business leaders, cultural connection activities, and community service meetings.
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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."

~ Dean Russell Ganim

Meet Dean Russell Ganim