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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Study Abroad to host info sessions on faculty-led program to Greece, Oct. 12, 20 & 28

Thursday, October 6, 2022
International Programs
Meet City of Athens faculty leader Dr. Deb Trusty and program returnees to learn more about the itinerary, academics, cost, and application process. Bring your questions!
river winding past forest and old castle

Study abroad to host info sessions on faculty-led program on sustainable chemistry, Oct. 27 & Nov. 9

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
International Programs
Learn about an amazing opportunity to travel to Germany, Switzerland, and France with UI faculty leaders Adam Brummett and Stratis Giannakouros.
Laura Sitz

Inspired by internship in Australia, Laura Sitz pursues additional global experience through study abroad in Czechia

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
International Programs
Laura Sitz spent the summer of 2022 working in an accounting firm in Sydney, Australia. She is now planning to spend next semester in Prague, Czechia.

Events

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Discover Study Abroad

Friday, October 7, 2022 11:00am
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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Life in Iowa Weekly Coffee Hour

Friday, October 7, 2022 2:30pm to 3:30pm
University Capitol Centre
Starting Aug. 26 (through Dec. 2), Life in Iowa (part of International Student and Scholar Services) and International Student Support and Engagement invite international students and scholars at the University of Iowa to join them for a weekly coffee hour every Friday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at T.Spoons coffee shop (located in University Capitol Centre). Enjoy a (free!) afternoon coffee and engage in casual conversations with students, staff, and faculty from across campus on different topics, ranging from adjusting to life in a new country and friendships to rules of the workplace.
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BGC: Developing Your Intercultural Insight

Monday, October 10, 2022 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
In this two-part session, participants will learn about developing their intercultural insights by exploring the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). The IDI generates an individual profile of “worldview orientation to difference,” and is based on the research of Dr. Milton Bennett and Dr. Mitchell Hammer. Participants will be required to complete the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) before the session. Participants will sign-up and attend a follow-up 1 hour virtual meeting with a...
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Discover Study Abroad

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:30pm
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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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.

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International Photo Contest

All University of Iowa students, staff, faculty, visiting scholars, and alumni are invited to submit photos to the 2022 UI International Photo Contest.

With school administrators at the Senegalese American Bilingual School in Dakar

Building ties with Africa

International Programs and the UI College of Education extend and deepen partnerships with schools in Senegal, furthering the UI's commitment to expand opportunities for students to develop and grow as globally minded individuals.

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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.

109

Countries represented by our international students

Abigail Martin Morocco dunes

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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."