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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Learn how much it costs to study abroad and how to utilize financial aid and apply to scholarships.

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Health & Safety Abroad

Learn how to understand and mitigate risks while planning for a healthy, safe and secure time abroad.


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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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Virtual Gilman scholarship info sessions to be held for academic year 2023-2024 - Feb. 7 – Mar. 6

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
International Programs
Staff will introduce you to the Gilman, coach you on how to fill out the application, and will let you know what scholarship reviewers are looking for in an applicant. 
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Meet Study Abroad's 2023 spring Diversity Ambassador awardees 

Monday, January 23, 2023
International Programs
Up to ten $1,000 Diversity Ambassador Scholarships are awarded for the spring and fall semesters or academic year, and up to ten scholarships are awarded for summer and winter sessions. 
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How UI Study Abroad supports diversity, equity, and inclusion

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
International Programs
Through outreach efforts and scholarships, UI Study Abroad is opening up opportunities for those underrepresented in study abroad.


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Discover Study Abroad

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 12:30pm
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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Study Abroad Information Session: Irish Writing Program

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 11:30am to 12:30pm
Learn about the course content, excursions, scholarships, and the application process at one of four upcoming information sessions. Faculty director Harry Stecopoulos will answer your questions about this fantastic opportunity to enrich your writing skills over the summer (June 9 to July 23, 2023) in the heart of Dublin! 
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Study Abroad Information Session: Shakespeare's England

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Learn how you can travel to London this summer (June 8 – July 3, 2023) with UI Professor Blaine Greteman at one of four upcoming information sessions.  
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