The University of Iowa

Opportunities For UI Students

The University of Iowa offers countless opportunities for students to engage in international activity. International Programs (IP) can connect you to those experiences, groups and organizations, events, and academic endeavors, both on campus and abroad, to enrich your global citizenship.

Opportunities Abroad

Our Study Abroad staff can connect you to study abroad programs in virtually any country in the world. For information on funding your study abroad program, visit the Funding section of our Study Abroad website.

Funding and support is available to undergraduates and graduate students wishing to conduct research abroad. Learn more about numerous fellowships, scholarships, and grants to get you started.

Academics on Campus

IP is the home of 10 Academic Programs and Centers, including the South Asian Studies Program, the African Studies Program, and more. Students can interact with the centers and programs through degree emphasis areas or by attending one of the hundreds of events organized by faculty in the centers and programs. Check out our Events Calendar to learn more about these and many other exciting international events on campus.

Our website also includes a listing of academic programs from across campus that are international in nature but not directly administered by International Programs.

Extracurricular Activities

Through the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, you can learn about other cultures by joining one of the dozens of multicultural student organizations on campus.

Another way to engage with your peers, both from the U.S. and all over the world, is through Bridging Domestic and Global Diversity program, a semester-long cultural training program for 20-25 student leaders.

To make meaningful connections with students of other cultures, consider Friends Without Borders, a matching program for U.S. and international students.

Students may wish to keep up with IP through social media. We have a YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, free podcasts of WorldCanvass programs on iTunes, and many other ways to Follow Us.