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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

Coronavirus Response
To read the most current information from University of Iowa on the impact of coronavirus please go to https://coronavirus.uiowa.edu/.

Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Questions specific to study abroad

Study Abroad Announcements

  • The current ban on UI student travel abroad has been extended for departures through Oct. 15, 2020. This recommendation is based on established student travel policy that prohibits travel when there is a DOS level 4 do not travel advisory from the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Level 3 warning, and the need for students to have advance time to solidify alternate study plans.
  • The UI travel advisory committee (with representation from International Programs, General Counsel, and Risk Management) will reassess the recommendation each month, each time considering viability for student travel departures within the upcoming three-month period. Monthly reviews are guided by established UI international travel policy for students and risk indicators in place at the time of assessment.
  • The review schedule is as follows:
    • June 15, 2020: Student travel ban extended through Sept. 15, 2020
    • July 15, 2020: Student travel ban extended through Oct. 15, 2020
    • Aug. 15, 2020: Decision regarding departures through Nov. 15, 2020
    • Sept. 15, 2020: Decision regarding departures through Dec. 15, 2020
    • Oct. 15, 2020: Decision regarding departures through Jan. 15, 2021. This is the final assessment point for remaining fall and winterim departures.
    • Nov. 15, 2020: Decision regarding departures through Feb. 15, 2021
    • Dec. 15, 2020: Decision regarding departures through March 15, 2021. This is the assessment point for spring break departures.
    • Jan. 15, 2021: Decision regarding departures through April 15, 2021. Monthly assessments will be extended beyond this month as needed.
  • The current ban on UI student travel abroad will be extended for departures through September 15. This recommendation is based on established student travel policy that prohibits student travel when there is a DOS 4 “do not travel” advisory, the CDC Level 3 warning, and the need for students to have lead time to solidify alternate study plans.
  • The travel advisory committee (with representation from IP, General Counsel and Risk Management) will re-assess prior to the 15th of each month during the Fall 2020 semester, each time considering viability for student travel departures within the upcoming three month period. Monthly reviews will be guided by established UI international travel policy for students and risk indicators in place at the time of assessment.  
  • Notifications of fall semester study abroad travel cancellation on June 15 (with a second smaller round likely on July 15) will allow students enough time to make plans for returning to UI in August. 
  • The review schedule is as follows: 
    • June 15, 2020 - Student travel ban extended through September 15, 2020 
    • July 15, 2020 - Decision regarding departures through October 15, 2020
    • August 15, 2020 - Decision regarding departures through November 15, 2020
    • September 15, 2020 - Decision regarding departures through December 15, 2020
    • October 15, 2020 - Decision regarding departures through January 15, 2021. This is the final assessment point for remaining fall and winterim departures. 

All study abroad advising appointments will be offered through Zoom until further notice. 

You can schedule an appointment by calling 319-335-0353 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Due to classes moving online, the Study Abroad Office has adjusted the submission process for both the need-based application and merit scholarship application for this session. Students submitting a Fall 2020 or Academic Year 2020-21 need-based and/or merit scholarship application (deadline Thursday, March 26) can be submitted in person, by USPS mailing, or online. This should include (need-based: application and UI Award Letter from MyUI); (merit: cover sheet, application, statement of proposed study, personal profile, unofficial grade report, and two reference letters). You will receive an email from your Study Abroad Advisor detailing how to complete submission if you are away from campus. Questions can also be directed to teresa-kout@uiowa.edu or 319-335-0353.

Responding to the 2020 Census will be easier than ever for University of Iowa students and other internet users, who will be able to respond online for the first time in Census history.

Up to five invitations to respond to the 2020 Census will be mailed to all addresses beginning in mid-March. The invitations will include information about the different ways to respond to the census, which include online, by phone, or by mail.

When responding, UI students should be counted where they live and sleep most of the time as of April 1, 2020. For most students, that means in their college town, not their hometown with their parents.

Students studying abroad on April 1, 2020, should not be counted in the 2020 Census.
 

New! Live Chat with a study abroad advisor

Why? Do you have questions about the study abroad process? Do you need help researching programs?

What? An advisor is available for general advising via Zoom Chat

When? Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays 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. 

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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

Study Abroad Monthly Newsletter

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Why study abroad?
Because you can!

Watch the video to hear from other UI students who made it happen. 

 

"It has been a once in a lifetime experience. I was on the fence about going abroad because I'd never done anything like this before, but it has been the most eye-opening experience and I would do it all over again if I could."  

- Matthew Mather, UI nursing major, on studying abroad in Newcastle, Australia

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 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, August 25, 2020, 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
Study Abroad News
6/29/2020

Experience Study Abroad: Torino, Italy

Despite a pandemic-induced early return, Taryn Lawler traveled wide and far during her time abroad and shares her transformative experiences through self-discovery. Keep reading to learn how Taryn expanded her boundaries and had incredible adventures in Europe!
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6/29/2020

Experience Study Abroad: A Shortened Year in Rome

I knew from the second I got my acceptance email from IES that I was about to start on a journey that would change my life and open up a world of opportunity and excitement, and I was right. The first six months that I spent in Italy were some of the best and most exciting of my life.
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