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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!  

Join a Discover Study Abroad session to learn about first steps

Study Abroad Announcements

Due to the prevalence of COVID-19 in the United States and abroad, the Board of Regents has determined there will be no study abroad or university-sponsored student travel outside the U.S. through the end of the 2021 spring semester.

YOU'RE VIRTUALLY THERE!

Explore virtual program offerings for unique online global learning.  From winter faculty-led programs to global internships, find something that's right for you!

See all virtual international experiences

 

 

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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

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Have Questions?

Check out our new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for the answers to some commonly asked questions about study abroad. 

Go to the FAQ page

Live Chat with a study abroad 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.  

There will be no live chat on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 due to the Thanksgiving holiday

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. 

 

Did you miss our fall Virtual Study Abroad Fair?

You can still view the topics covered and access the presentations for many of the sessions.

 

See presentations from the fair

 

 

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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Why study abroad?
Because you can!

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

 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 1, 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 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
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Stanley Information Sessions

International Programs will host a series of virtual information sessions regarding the Stanley Awards for International Research. 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....
Stanley Information Sessions
Friday, December 4, 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 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
Study Abroad News
11/20/2020

Teaching and Learning Post-COVID topic of December 8 WorldCanvass

The changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic have impacted every person, every industry, every region, and every communal activity for nearly the whole of 2020. Even after the much-hoped-for vaccine is developed and distributed, some believe that life and work patterns have been forever altered. What comes next in the field of global education is the subject of the December WorldCanvass on the topic “Teaching and Learning Post-COVID.” WorldCanvass will be held virtually through Zoom, from 5:30-7 p.m. on December 8.
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