The University of Iowa

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

Study Abroad Announcements

If you have studied abroad and want to guide others in the process, apply for a peer assistant position in the Study Abroad office.  Application open now and closes August 3.  More details here.

Starting Aug. 15, 2021, the university will return to normal approval processes for student international travel. 

International travel is currently limited. The university will continue to monitor travel risks and modify guidelines as conditions change.

Undergraduate study abroad program enrollments will not be approved for departures through Aug. 1, 2021 to ensure adequate time for pre-departure preparations.

Undergraduate study abroad program enrollments departing after Aug. 1 and before Aug. 15 require a high-risk travel proposal to International Programs for consideration.

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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. 

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!

Why Study Abroad?

 

 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 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, October 26, 2021, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Stanley Information Sessions

The Stanley Undergraduate and Graduate Awards for International Research are given annually to outstanding University of Iowa students for the pursuit of learning activities in international studies and international research/fieldwork. Join International Programs and Karen Wachsmuth, associate director of international fellowships, for a series of virtual information sessions to discuss strategies and timelines for putting together a successful application....
Stanley Information Sessions
Friday, October 29, 2021, 11:00am

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
Study Abroad News
10/5/2021

¡Hola de Ecuador!

I have now been in Ecuador for two weeks. In this time, I have already experienced so many wonderful things, including meeting local friends, and admiring the art, culture, and landscape of Ecuador. Between our courses, excursions, and budding relationships with locals, we are constantly on-the-go. You soon realize how fleeting the days are here and want to make the most of every single one, which, when you think about it, is a good way to live life.
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