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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

To read the most current information from University of Iowa on the impact of coronavirus on UI Study Abroad programs please go to https://coronavirus.uiowa.edu/.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the coronavirus related to study abroad can be found here.

Study Abroad Announcements

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.
 

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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

Why study abroad?
Because you can!

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

 

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. 

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"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, April 7, 2020, 12:30pm

Virtual 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 one of our Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!  ...
Virtual Discover Study Abroad
Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 2:30pm to 5:00pm

[CANCELED] Cafe CIMBA: Informal Italy Info Sessions

Pappajohn Business Building, Room C300
Cafe CIMBA is back for Spring 2020! Stop by for a casual coffee or ciocolata calda with one of our study abroad ambassadors! They're on hand to discuss finances, academics, and the fun stuff (travel!) while studying abroad for UI credit in Italy. All are welcome and no appointments are necessary. Join us!
Friday, April 10, 2020, 11:00am

Virtual 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 one of our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!  ...
Virtual Discover Study Abroad
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