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Study Abroad

UI Study Abroad

Study Abroad can help you enhance your degree, stand out to employers, and transform you into a global citizen!  

Join a Discover Study Abroad session to learn about first steps

Study Abroad Announcements

Due to the prevalence of COVID-19 in the United States and abroad, the University of Iowa has determined there will be no study abroad or university-sponsored student travel departures outside the U.S. through August 1, 2021. The University of Iowa and the Iowa Board of Regents are carefully monitoring travel conditions and will decide when international travel is possible again for students.

Please see additional information here.

Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, student international travel is not permitted through May 2021. While it is unclear exactly when international travel will be possible again for students, UI Study Abroad is accepting applications for a limited number of Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 programs. Students can apply for these travel programs with no financial commitment at the time of application.

The University of Iowa and the Iowa Board of Regents are carefully monitoring travel conditions and will decide when international travel is possible for students again. If you apply for a Summer 2021 or Fall 2021 study abroad program and the travel ban is not lifted in time for your travel abroad, a Study Abroad advisor will reach out to help you defer your plans to a future session or withdraw without financial penalty. 

The most current university travel guidance can be found here:  https://coronavirus.uiowa.edu/returning-work/travel 

Due to the prevalence of COVID-19 in the United States and abroad, the Board of Regents has determined there will be no study abroad or university-sponsored student travel outside the U.S. through the end of the 2021 spring semester.

 

Summer Virtual faculty-led programs - apply now!

Due to the popularity of our Winterim virtual faculty-led programs, UI Study Abroad is offering more for this summer!  

Learn more about these great options

 

 

 

 

Virtual Study Abroad Spring Fair

The fair has passed but you can still view presentations covering session topics.

See list of sessions covered

 

 

YOU'RE VIRTUALLY THERE!

Explore all virtual program offerings for unique online global learning.  From faculty-led programs to global internships, find something that's right for you!

See all virtual international experiences

 

 

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Search for Programs By Your Major

Our major advising pages outline your major's academic requirements, suggest times for students in your major to study abroad, and provide lists of recommended programs based on your major.

Learn about programs by major

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Costs & Funding

There are many merit-based scholarships and need-based grants available for Study Abroad participants.

Learn about costs and funding

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Health and Safety Abroad

All UI student travelers are asked to carefully consider health, safety and security issues related to their international travel plans prior to departure. 

Learn about health and safety abroad

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Have Questions?

Check out our new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for the answers to some commonly asked questions about study abroad. 

Go to the FAQ page

Study Abroad Monthly Newsletter

Don't miss out on information that can help you plan your study abroad experience.  
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Live Chat with a study abroad advisor

Why? Do you have questions about the study abroad process? Do you need help researching programs?

What? A peer or staff advisor is available for general advising via Zoom Chat

When? Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

How? Login to the Zoom app with your HawkID and password, click “chat,” and search for “Hawkeye Study Abroad Resource Room” to start a chat with us. 

WHY STUDY ABROAD?

 
 

 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 12:30pm

Discover Study Abroad

Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!  ...
Discover Study Abroad
Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 3:00pm

Study Abroad Info Session: The Cultures of Spain

Learn about a unique virtual opportunity to travel to Spain with UI Department of Spanish and Portuguese Professor Luis Martin-Estudillo.  Join him for an info session on the Cultures of Spain Wednesday, March 3, at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom....
Study Abroad Info Session: The Cultures of Spain
Thursday, March 4, 2021, 11:00am

Study Abroad Info Session: Women's Empowerment in the Dominican Republic

Join UI Professor Mo Haskins and Study Abroad Advisor Cory Petersen to learn about a virtual abroad program, Women's Empowerment in the Dominican Republic, that will discuss course content, scholarships, funding, and the application process about this unique international experience....
Study Abroad Info Session: Women's Empowerment in the Dominican Republic
Study Abroad News
Shakira Del Toro in Barcelona, Spain
2/19/2021

Scholarship funding helped make study abroad experience in Barcelona, Spain, possible

Shakira Del Toro, undergraduate student studying English and creative writing from Aurora, Illinois, studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain, through IES during the Spring 2020 semester. While her time there was cut short due to Covid-19, she feels fortunate for the time she was able to spend abroad, and grateful for the multiple sources of scholarship funding that helped to make her study abroad experience possible.
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