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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

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Discover Study Abroad Sessions

Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.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

Virtual study abroad fair September 13-16
Virtual Study Abroad Fall Fair

Did you miss the fair?  Check out the presentations which are added as they become available.

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Meet your 2021-2022 peer advisors

Our Study Abroad peer advisors are here for you. They've been abroad so can share tips and best practices and help you get started.

Meet them here

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. 

Sign up for the Study Abroad newsletter

 

 

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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. 

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

Thursday, December 2, 2021, 1:00pm

Study Abroad Information Session: Writing Greece: Art & History in a Mythic Land

Learn about an amazing opportunity to travel to Greece with UI Professor Harry Stecopoulos. Join Study Abroad for an info session on Writing Greece: Art & History in a Mythic Land on Thursday, December 2, at 1:00 p.m., via Zoom (Meeting ID: 943 2703 1940).  UI faculty leader Harry Stecopoulos will answer questions about activities, itinerary, and other course details. Bring your questions!...
Study Abroad Information Session: Writing Greece: Art & History in a Mythic Land
Friday, December 3, 2021, 11:00am

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, December 7, 2021, 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
Lauren Smiley at Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico City
11/29/2021

Award-winning freelance journalist on the impact of her study abroad experience

Lauren Smiley (BA journalism and mass communication; Spanish ’05) is an award-winning freelance journalist ( https://laurensmiley.contently.com/ ) based in San Francisco, California. Writing for publications such as WIRED, The Atlantic, and The New York Times, Smiley feels her study abroad experience in Guadalajara, Mexico, as an undergraduate at Iowa helped her build skills that contribute to her success writing in-depth magazine stories—namely navigating the arrival in a new community with grace and resourcefulness. We caught up with Marion, Iowa, native Smiley to learn more about her study abroad experience and how it shaped her personally and professionally.
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Drs. Joel and Sandra Barkan
11/22/2021

Donor spotlight: Drs. Joel and Sandra Barkan

The generosity of Drs. Joel and Sandra Barkan led to the creation of a scholarship for undergraduate students to study abroad in non-Western countries. Both Sandra (PhD comparative literature ’84), formerly comparative literature professor and associate dean of the Graduate College, and her late husband, Joel, political science professor, had distinguished careers at Iowa and helped to infuse international education on campus.
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