The University of Iowa offers countless opportunities for you to engage in international activity right here on campus or overseas. International Programs can connect you to those experiences.

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Study Abroad

Study Abroad gives you the opportunity to learn in a new culture, earn credit towards your degree, and stand out to employers.

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Research Abroad

You can pursue original research abroad on a subject of interest to you, either through a study abroad program or by applying for an international research grant.

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Academic Opportunities

Through our faculty-led Affinity Groups, you can engage through specific coursework in those areas or by attending multiple events held throughout the year.


Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars

Phi Beta Delta serves as a catalyst to increase the recognition, credibility, and importance of the international experience, and develop a network of individuals involved in international experiences.

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Multicultural Student Organizations

Join one of the numerous organizations on campus and welcome students of all backgrounds.

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Bridging Domestic and Global Diversity

This semester-long cultural training program is designed to increase intercultural awareness and skills, while enhancing understanding and connection through diversity.

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Friends without Borders

This program is designed to pair incoming international students with U.S. students who are interested in making international student connections. 

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Global Buddies

This program matches new international exchange students with domestic students who have been on campus for at least one year.

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International Student Advisory Board (ISAB)

ISAB seeks to voice international student concerns and to advocate for international student needs in order to improve international student experience.

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iPeer Mentorship Program

iPeer pairs new international students with returning international students to provide support to new international students for their transition in the first semester and personal development, as well as to empower them to become leaders on campus.

Hannah completed an internship at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Global Internships

Gain international work experience and explore career paths by interning abroad.

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International Grants and Fellowships

Discover funding to support your international pursuits, from Fulbright awards to Critical Language Scholarships and research grants.

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Life in Iowa

Life in Iowa is a program designed to assist international students in adjusting to life and the academic system here at the University of Iowa. It includes cultural events and academic sessions, as well as career series.

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