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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!  

Learn about the first steps to studying abroad

Why study abroad?
Because you can!

Watch the video to hear from other UI students who made it happen. 

 

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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

Study Abroad Monthly Newsletter

Don't miss out on information that can help you plan your study abroad experience.  Sign up for our newsletter to receive information on scholarships, events, programs and more. 

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Calling All Academic Year in Freiburg (AYF) Alum!

AYF alumni are cordially invited to go to Freiburg for the 60-Year Anniversary of the program! To celebrate, AYF is hosting a reunion concurrently with the 900-Year Anniversary of the City of Freiburg. Come celebrate a memorable series of events with AYF from July 9-13, 2020.

See more event information and RSVP

"It has been a once in a lifetime experience. I was on the fence about going abroad because I'd never done anything like this before, but it has been the most eye-opening experience and I would do it all over again if I could."  

- Matthew Mather, UI nursing major, on studying abroad in Newcastle, Australia

Upcoming Events

Friday, February 28, 2020, 11:00am

Discover Study Abroad

University Capitol Centre, International Commons (Room 1117)
Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend one of our weekly Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!  ...
Discover Study Abroad
Friday, February 28, 2020, 2:30pm to 5:00pm

Cafe CIMBA: Informal Italy Info Sessions

Pappajohn Business Building, Room C300
Cafe CIMBA is back for Spring 2020! Stop by for a casual coffee or ciocolata calda with one of our study abroad ambassadors! They're on hand to discuss finances, academics, and the fun stuff (travel!) while studying abroad for UI credit in Italy. All are welcome and no appointments are necessary. Join us!
Cafe CIMBA: Informal Italy Info Sessions
Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 12:30pm

Discover Study Abroad

University Capitol Centre, International Commons (Room 1117)
Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend one of our weekly Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!  ...
Discover Study Abroad
Study Abroad News
UI students at the Study Abroad After Party
2/25/2020

Study abroad returnees connect at the Study Abroad After Party

UI students who have recently returned from a study abroad experience were invited to a Study Abroad After Party on February 13. “The event is a celebration of students who are returning from studying abroad. We want to, in some way, recognize them and honor them for their achievement of studying abroad,” said host Kristine Djerf, senior study abroad advisor and program coordinator.
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