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.


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CPT and job search workshop to be offered to international students

Thursday, February 22, 2024
Attend this workshop to learn more about curricular practical training (CPT) and receive job search guidance with ISSS, the Grad Success Center, and the Pomerantz Career Center.
Katie Wilhelm

Embracing Seoul: A journey of self-discovery and empowerment through study abroad

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
As a Black woman, I was nervous about traveling in a different country by myself for the first time. During my time abroad I quickly discovered that my fears were for naught.
Ayah ElGaddal

Learning to take comfort in the smallest acts: What I learned from studying abroad in England

Friday, February 16, 2024
"If I said this was my first time abroad, I would be lying, but I can definitely say that it was one of the most treasured and cherished moments of my life. I don’t think putting this study abroad experience into words could truly capture the essence of the time I spent in England."


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An Invisible Conflict: Why We Should Care About the Forced Dissolution of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh)

Thursday, February 22, 2024 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Blank Honors Center
Spring 2024 Speaker Series Organized In Conjunction With WLLC:2949 & GRMN:2949 | “Accountability, War Crimes And Justice” Feb. 22 | 2-3:15 p.m. Judge Gassia Apkarian | An Invisible Conflict: Why We Should Care About The Forced Dissolution Of The Republic Of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) March 5 | 2-3:15 p.m. Dr. Brian R. Farrell | International Law: Human Rights And Humanitarian Law All lectures are free and open to the public at 214 Blank Honors College Event sponsors are the UI Center for...
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Feeding the People: Collective Dining and Science in Postwar North Korea

Thursday, February 22, 2024 5:00pm to 6:30pm
The Korean Studies Research Network, an International Programs affinity group, presents this virtual talk featuring Dr. Sunho Ko from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

LGBTQ Youth in Global Perspective: Resistance, Resilience, Reimagination

Friday, February 23, 2024 (all day)
University Capitol Centre
This year’s Provost’s Global Forum (Feb. 23-24), LGBTQ Youth in Global Perspective: Resistance, Resilience, Reimagination, will assemble experts from around the globe to speak to the power and agency of LGBTQ youth and their stories.
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EAC: Story Stitch

Friday, February 23, 2024 3:00pm to 4:30pm
In this interactive session, we will engage in the Story Stitch activity to learn about each other through the stories shared and conversations ignited. This activity involves splitting into groups with each member introducing themselves, and then the group taking turns answering story card questions with members having the opportunity to build on each other’s answers using the stitch cards. By engaging in this activity, we will learn more about the unique backgrounds of the group and become more connected.
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Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture featuring Daniel Arzola

Friday, February 23, 2024 3:30pm to 4:30pm
University Capitol Centre
You are invited to attend the 2024 Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture, featuring Daniel Arzola, senior graphic designer, University of Minnesota. Topic: Artivism by Daniel Arzola: Art, Communication, and Identity Arzola's lecture will explore the story of how an art student ended up creating the first LGBTQ+ campaign to appear in the media in Venezuela. The #NoSoyTuChiste (#ImNotaJoke) campaign went viral between 2013 and 2014, and has been exhibited in different cities worldwide. Since its creation...
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ISSE Jeopardy Event

Friday, February 23, 2024 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
You think you know your geography? Do you want to compete for a chance to win some prizes? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then we invite you to partake in ISSE’s Jeopardy event. If you think you’ve got what it takes, then come on down and test your knowledge. The winning team will be getting prizes as well.
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Celebrating international education

See the winning images selected for the 2023 International Programs annual photo contest as part of International Education Week.

See winning photos
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


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

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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."