International experiences can help you enhance your degree, stand out to employers, and transform you into a global citizen.

University of Iowa Study Abroad is excited to help you plan and execute your international experience! Once you're ready, our expert team of advisors can walk you through each step of the way, from deciding which programs can help you advance your degree to funding opportunities, and more.

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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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"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."

Scholarships

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Study Abroad News

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Meet Study Abroad's summer 2024 Global Access Ambassador Scholarship awardees 

Friday, May 10, 2024
With support from the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization, the Global Access Ambassador Scholarship program provides up to 10 $1,000 scholarships for the spring and fall semesters or academic year, and up to 10 scholarships for the summer and winter sessions. 
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UI alum Claire Breger-Belsky awarded Fulbright to Argentina

Thursday, May 9, 2024
Claire Breger-Belsky, who received an MFA in literary translation from the University of Iowa in May 2023, is the winner of a Fulbright Study/Research Grant in translation to Argentina for 2024-25.
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A first-generation business student’s reflection on studying abroad in Australia

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
"In Australia, I learned that when chasing after your goals, whether they’re professional or personal, it’s equally as important to take time for yourself and practice self-compassion. I gained a new perspective on life and priorities through experiencing life in a new country."

Events

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Discover Study Abroad-Summer 2024

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
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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Discover Study Abroad-Summer 2024

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
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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Discover Study Abroad-Summer 2024

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
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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