Pre-Departure Resources

Welcome to the University of Iowa! Below are some helpful resources for incoming international students and their parents.

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Welcome Videos

View this video on Tencent here.

View this video on Youku here.

View this video on 腾讯视频 here.


The Pre-Departure Webinar series aims to provide accurate and essential information for incoming international students prior to arrival at the University of Iowa. Past webinars can be found below. Learn more about our upcoming webinars.

Getting Started

View this video on Tencent

View the "Getting Started" webinar and Q&A transcript here

Money Matters

View this video on Tencent

View the "Money Matters" webinar and Q&A transcript here

Making Travel Arrangements

View this video on Tencent

View the "Making Travel Arrangements" webinar and Q&A transcript here

Academic Expectations

View this video on Tencent

View the "Academic Expectations" webinar and Q&A transcript here

Pre-departure Event Presentations

  • Academic Expectations: Please refer to the "Academic Expectations" webinar above
  • Pre-arrival Checklist and Orientation: Please refer to the "Getting Started" webinar above
  • Parent Presentation: