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.

Due to the prevalence of COVID-19 in the United States and abroad, the University of Iowa has determined there will be no study abroad or university-sponsored student travel departures outside the U.S. through August 1, 2021. The University of Iowa and the Iowa Board of Regents are carefully monitoring travel conditions and will decide when international travel is possible again for students.

Please see additional information here.

Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, student international travel is not permitted through May 2021. While it is unclear exactly when international travel will be possible again for students, UI Study Abroad is accepting applications for a limited number of Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 programs. Students can apply for these travel programs with no financial commitment at the time of application.

The University of Iowa and the Iowa Board of Regents are carefully monitoring travel conditions and will decide when international travel is possible for students again. If you apply for a Summer 2021 or Fall 2021 study abroad program and the travel ban is not lifted in time for your travel abroad, a Study Abroad advisor will reach out to help you defer your plans to a future session or withdraw without financial penalty. 

The most current university travel guidance can be found here:  https://coronavirus.uiowa.edu/returning-work/travel 

 

Discover Study Abroad Sessions

Tuesdays at 12:30 p.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

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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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.  (chat will be unavailable on Monday, July 5 to observe Independence Day)

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!

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:00pm

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 10, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:00pm

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 17, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:00pm

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
University of Iowa student Matthew Hsieh
7/16/2021

Award-winning study abroad video by Matthew Hsieh, University of Iowa student

Honors student and marketing major Matthew Hsieh recently won the Innovative Student Video Award from GoAbroad for his film, “Paris – La Nouvelle Experience” based on his study abroad experience in Paris, France, during the Spring 2020 semester. While Hsieh’s time in Paris was cut short due to COVID-19, he says studying abroad is one of the best decisions he has made.
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