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International Opportunities

From short-term faculty-led opportunities to academic year programs and global internships, our sponsored programs have something for everyone.

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University of Iowa students talk about their study abroad experiences

Sauda Abdullahi in the Scottish Highlands
"I valued my experience abroad so much and would recommend it to any student or individual who is thinking about it. It was quite literally life-changing and I’m very grateful to have ever had the opportunity to experience it."
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"As a first-generation college student who had never previously been out of the country, I could not have asked for a better study abroad experience... For anyone who is on the edge of whether to study abroad, I would say that it is 100 percent worth it."  
Kevin Drahos outside a theatre in Madrid
"Now reflecting on my time in Madrid, I can confidently say that studying abroad had a profound impact on my identity. I feel more in touch with myself, my community, and global LGBTQ+ culture."

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How four months abroad made me appreciate my disabilities and become a better advocate for myself

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
"While in Chile, I learned a lot about myself and my disabilities... I realized the many skills and traits my disabilities had allowed me to foster, such as the ability to find hope and persevere in every situation."
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Why embracing your uniqueness abroad is a journey worth taking

Tuesday, November 21, 2023
"I want to take a moment to reflect on how my time abroad has impacted my identity as a member of the LGBTQ+ community who also has hearing loss."
Tessa Smith

A journey of shaping identity and self-confidence in Rome

Thursday, November 16, 2023
"After my time in Rome had concluded, I returned home with a redefined sense of self and a new confidence that hadn’t shown through as brightly before."


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American Film Production in Hungary - Study Abroad Info Session

Monday, December 4, 2023 11:00am to 12:00pm
Led by UI faculty leader Tim Havens, explore how and why Budapest has become a major media hub. You will have the opportunity to visit production studios, tour famous Hungarian filming locations, and experience the film industry firsthand.
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Discover Study Abroad-Fall 2023

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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!
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Stanley Awards for International Research Information Sessions

Thursday, December 7, 2023 3:30pm to 4:30pm
The Stanley Undergraduate and Graduate Awards for International Research are given annually to outstanding University of Iowa students for the pursuit of research and learning activities outside of the United States. Join International Programs' Karen Wachsmuth, associate director of international fellowships, and Kelly O’Berry, IRB education & outreach manager, for a series of virtual information sessions to discuss strategies and timelines for putting together a successful application.
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