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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UI student Peyton Pangburn awarded Fulbright to Moldova

Friday, April 19, 2024
Peyton Pangburn, who will receive a BA in international relations from the University of Iowa in May 2024, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to Moldova for 2024-25.
Jaki Banner

My journey of self-discovery through London and Wales: a business student's reflection on studying abroad

Thursday, April 18, 2024
"London welcomed me with open arms, offering me a glimpse into the rich tapestry of European culture."
Shuhui Lin

In the news: IP's Shuhui Lin featured in UI Staff Council staff spotlight

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Shuhui Lin (Lin) is the coordinator for international student support and engagement in International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).


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Life in Iowa and ISSE Weekly Coffee Hour

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 11:30am to 12:30pm
University Capitol Centre
Starting Jan. 23, 2024, Life in Iowa and International Student Support and Engagement invite international students and scholars at the University of Iowa to join them for a weekly coffee hour.
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Roots of Resilience: Preserving Cultures, Languages, and Health

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
University Capitol Centre
This talk will explore various facets of cultural preservation, including discussing language revitalization efforts of the Kalinago language and strategies to ensure its survival and transmission to future generations.
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Innovative Alliances: Rethinking Global Health and Sustainability through Unconventional Partnerships

Thursday, April 25, 2024 12:15pm to 1:45pm
College of Pharmacy Building
This insightful panel will discuss forging partnerships for community-based solutions to advance health equity. The shared vision and values of the community will be emphasized, empowering individuals to shape outcomes actively. The importance of diverse collaboration will be underscored, including collaborations with public health agencies, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and businesses.
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What was Zainichi Literature? Intersectionality and the Ethics of Illegibility

Thursday, April 25, 2024 5:00pm to 6:30pm
The Korean Studies Research Network, an International Programs affinity group, presents this virtual talk featuring Dr. Cindi Textor, assistant professor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah.

Our Roots: A Celebration of Jewish Heritage

Friday, May 3, 2024 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Macbride Hall
For Jewish American Heritage Month, join us in front of MacBride Hall for Our Roots: A Celebration of Jewish Heritage. This event will highlight Jewish stories at the University of Iowa through student speakers and an art project that pays homage to the Anne Frank Sapling Tree. Please bring your own seating (blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged)! This event is sponsored by the Anne Frank Initiative and Iowa Hillel at the University of Iowa.
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International Student Graduation Celebration

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Join us in celebrating the countless achievements of our international students and their accomplishments in reaching graduation. During the celebration, we will recognize outstanding graduating international students in the following categories: Leadership, Academic and Scholarly Achievement, Engagement, Advocacy, & Service, the Most Unique Curricular Practical Training (CPT), as well as faculty and staff who supported these students during their journey at Iowa. All graduates in this academic...
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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


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."