The University of Iowa

In the news: Studying abroad is not just for upperclassmen

September 18th, 2017

By Ronnie Sorenson, The Daily Iowan

Imagine yourself on the next flight to a distant country far, far away from Iowa City. You gaze out of the window seat and see an endless view of crashing ocean waves and the whitest clouds. You ease back into your seat and realize that even if you are now completely on your own, and you are venturing to an entirely different place full of new cultures, languages, food, and people, you know that you made the right choice. Studying abroad was meant for you.

But even before you can consider signing up for your new journey in life, you have to know more about the process as a whole. What is studying abroad all about? The Study Abroad Fair will set you in the right direction.

The fair, on the second floor of the University Capitol Center, is intended for UI students. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, and admission is free. And, as if free entry isn’t enough, students who attend can sign up to be part of a $500 award drawing to help fund for their future abroad studies. This event is a great way to introduce students, especially freshmen, to the great opportunities and benefits that studying in another country can offer them.