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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

Why study abroad?
Because you can!

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

 

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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

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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Calling All Academic Year in Freiburg (AYF) Alum!

AYF alumni are cordially invited to go to Freiburg for the 60-Year Anniversary of the program! To celebrate, AYF is hosting a reunion concurrently with the 900-Year Anniversary of the City of Freiburg. Come celebrate a memorable series of events with AYF from July 9-13, 2020.

See more event information and RSVP

"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, January 21, 2020, 12:30pm

Discover Study Abroad

University Capitol Centre, International Commons (Room 1117)
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 Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!  ...
Discover Study Abroad
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 2:30pm to 5:00pm

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!
Cafe CIMBA: Informal Italy Info Sessions
Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:00am

Discover Study Abroad

University Capitol Centre, International Commons (Room 1117)
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 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
Alexia Sanchez, University of Iowa student
12/30/2019

First-generation college student Alexia Sanchez and her determination to study abroad

As we approach the turn of another decade, many reflect on closing chapters, and look optimistically towards new ones that may be beginning. For many students, 2020 is the end of college careers, and opening of occupational doors. With one short semester left of school, students find themselves relishing in the many accomplishments and milestones they attained during their four-year stay. One soon-to-be University of Iowa alumna, Alexia Sanchez, finds exceptional pride in her undergraduate achievements. Born in Mexico, raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Sanchez followed in her sister’s footsteps choosing to attend the University of Iowa to earn her bachelor of arts degree, double-majoring in political science and social justice with a minor in philosophy. With encouragement from their immigrant parents, the Sanchez sisters became first-generation college students.
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