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

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Language preservation and partnerships for health: Chief of the Kalinago visits the University of Iowa

Friday, May 24, 2024
Lorenzo Sanford, the youngest elected chief of the Kalinago people in Dominica, visited the University of Iowa as part of the Major Project Award, Sacred Threads: Spirituality, Health, and Collaborative Partnerships for Health in Indigenous Communities.
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UI to host Study Abroad Fair, Sept. 17

Thursday, May 23, 2024
The Study Abroad Fair will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2024, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the IMU International Ballroom.
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7 reasons college students choose to study abroad, and why you should too

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Here are just seven of the many reasons why Iowa students choose to study abroad, and why you should consider taking advantage of this transformative opportunity too.

Events

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Discover Study Abroad-Summer 2024

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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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Discover Study Abroad-Summer 2024

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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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Discover Study Abroad-Summer 2024

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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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Discover Study Abroad-Summer 2024

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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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Discover Study Abroad-Summer 2024

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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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Discover Study Abroad-Summer 2024

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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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The University of Iowa International Programs Annual Report 2023 people looking up amidst a cloud of colorful dust

Celebrating international education

The International Programs 2023 Annual Report provides an overview of the past year’s activities, projects, research, events, statistics, student and faculty achievements, photos and more. 

Read the 2023 report
Delegates from the University of Iowa, Iowa State, Kosovo and USAID

Strengthening ties between higher education and the private sector

Through a USAID-funded cooperative agreement, UI experts will lead efforts to increase cooperation between Kosovo and the state of Iowa to increase economic opportunities for Kosovo youth.

Learn more about these efforts
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Guiding more students to Fulbright success

The University of Iowa has been named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. students for the eighth year. International Programs leads the university's efforts in supporting applicants.

Read more about this designation

8

Number of years Iowa has been named a Top Producer of Fulbright students

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103

Countries represented by our international students

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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."