The University of Iowa

Study Abroad Statistics

canals of the Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - photo by UI study abroad student Madison Davenport, summer 2018


Between fall 2019 and spring 2020 the University of Iowa sent almost 700 students abroad to more than 51 countries.  Outbound travel was suspended for departures beginning in March 2020 so there were no study abroad participants in summer 2020.  The University of Iowa offers students a broad range of international experiences including programs that focus on cultural immersion, internship and service-learning opportunities, faculty-led programs, and more.  UI students take advantage of these programs and resources offered by UI Study Abroad to develop global perspectives and competencies.  In the absence of the ability to travel abroad, Study Abroad began offering virtual international credit-bearing experiences including virtual international internships and coursework.

2019-2020 At A Glance

of undergrads who graduated in 2019-2020 took their education abroad
first-generation students went abroad
in scholarships awarded
Pell-eligible students went abroad