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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

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Discover Study Abroad Sessions

Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.

These virtual sessions provide an overview of Study Abroad and the steps you'll take to find and apply for the right international opportunity. 

Sessions are held throughout the spring semester excluding the week of spring break. 

Don't want to wait? Enroll in the ICON course now!

Start here

 

 

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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

Virtual study abroad fair September 13-16
Virtual Study Abroad Fall Fair

Did you miss the fair?  Check out the presentations which are added as they become available.

Visit fair site

 

 

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Meet your 2021-2022 peer advisors

Our Study Abroad peer advisors are here for you. They've been abroad so can share tips and best practices and help you get started.

Meet them here

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. 

Sign up for the Study Abroad newsletter

 

 

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Don't wait to apply for a passport!

Due to delays caused by the pandemic, passport processing times have increased significantly. 

 

Apply now!

 

 


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Live Chat with an 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. 

Congrats to Matthew Hsieh, winner in IES's study abroad film festival!

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 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
Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Gilman Scholarship Info Sessions

Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship. Applications are now being accepted for summer and fall 2022....
Gilman Scholarship Info Sessions
Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Gilman Scholarship Info Sessions

Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship. Applications are now being accepted for summer and fall 2022....
Gilman Scholarship Info Sessions
Study Abroad News
Elisha Smiley, lecturing instructor of baking and pastry arts at the Culinary Institute of America
1/22/2022

‘Culinary spark’ from study abroad experience inspired UI alum Elisha Smiley to pursue career as pastry chef and instructor

As an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa, Elisha Smiley (BBA accounting ’01; MAc accounting ’02) studied abroad in Dijon, France. It was a semester filled with learning to adapt, meeting new friends, and expanding her worldview, but perhaps most impactful was the connection she made to food. This connection helped to spark a career change from accounting to that of pastry chef and instructor.
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Monica Ernberger in Rome, Italy
1/19/2022

Study Abroad advisor selected as a Gilman Advisor Ambassador

Monica Ernberger, senior study abroad advisor and program coordinator at the University of Iowa, has been selected by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to serve as an inaugural Gilman Advisor Ambassador. Over the next two years, she will serve as a voice for higher education to inform and advise colleagues at diverse U.S. colleges and universities about the Benjamin A. Gilman Program International Scholarship Program. They will share their expertise and best practices for promoting the Gilman Program and guiding students in the application process, as well as provide input to program administrators on program policies and implementation.
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