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Welcome to 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

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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.

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Costs & Scholarships

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

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Heath 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. 

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Upcoming Events

Monday, February 18, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Study Abroad Information Session: Irish Writing Program

University Capitol Centre, International Commons (Room 1117)
The Irish Writing Program is a rigorous creative writing study abroad program requiring talent, commitment, and discipline. Its goal is to help aspiring writers become better at their craft. The program offers six semester hours of credit and has two components: writing workshops and an interdisciplinary Irish literature and culture course....
Study Abroad Information Session: Irish Writing Program
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 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
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Study Abroad Information Session: Irish Writing Program

English-Philosophy Building, Gerber Lounge (Rm 304)
The Irish Writing Program is a rigorous creative writing study abroad program requiring talent, commitment, and discipline. Its goal is to help aspiring writers become better at their craft. The program offers six semester hours of credit and has two components: writing workshops and an interdisciplinary Irish literature and culture course....
Study Abroad Information Session: Irish Writing Program
Study Abroad News
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2/5/2019

Ana Arzate reflects on the value of her global internship in Paris

Getting accepted to the University of Iowa was the beginning of many “firsts” for Ana Arzate and her family. As a first-generation college student, attending college meant taking a new path no one in her family had taken before. As time progressed, she felt ready for another “first”—a summer internship in Paris, France, with IES Internships, made possible with a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship. She lived with a host family and worked at Archive Valley, a multinational online company that digitally connects people with archive resources from around the world. Arzate experienced living in a major global city, learned to use the Paris Métro, and was immersed in Parisian culture.
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