The History major is extremely flexible in allowing you to study abroad, so consider the benefits of studying up close the history of a civilization in any location. There are programs available to you anywhere in the world.
Studying overseas lets you take classes you would probably never be able to take here at home. You might consider taking American History classes abroad. You may gain perspectives unimagined in the U.S. classroom.
The programs listed below are administered by the University of Iowa and are based at foreign universities with comprehensive History departments, or are short-term faculty-led programs.
While we suggest you look at these highlighted programs first, feel free to browse the programs section of the Study Abroad website, explore an online directory of study abroad programs, and consult materials in the Study Abroad Resource Room.
Iowa Regents Semester in Australia
The Iowa Regents Semester in Australia offers undergraduate students an opportunity to study for a semester at the University of Newcastle or the University of Tasmania. Participants are fully integrated academically and socially with their Australian peers. A large selection of History course work is available.
Go to one of 15 member institutions in France, including the Université des Antilles et de la Guyanne with campuses in Martinique and Guyanne, as well as Université de Fribourg and Université de Lausanne in French-speaking Switzerland. All have strong History departments. Students attend classes from the regular degree programs for local students. Advanced level French is required.
American College of Thessaloniki
Courses are taught in English, UI students earn resident credit. This is the leading center for international affairs in Northern Greece and the Southern Balkans, and students benefit from a diverse student body. The campus primarily hosts Greek students as well as international students from other European countries.
Students at American College of Thessaloniki
Iowa Regents Semester in Cork
This semester or academic year program offers students the opportunity to enroll in a wide range of courses in a variety of disciplines at the University College Cork, one of the oldest universities in Ireland. Students are fully integrated academically and socially with their Irish peers. The University College Cork was founded in 1845, and over 12,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students take courses in more than 60 different departments.
Meiji University Exchange
Students take a combination of classes for foreigners and regular classes in the Department of History and Geography of School of Arts and Letters. Fourth year Japanese is required.
ISEP Exchange to Latin American member institutions in Argentina (Universidad del Salvador), Costa Rica (Universidad Nacional de Heredia), and Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autonoma del Estado de Puebla - UPAEP, or Unviersidad de Guanajuato.) Students attend classes from the regular degree programs for local students. Advanced level Spanish is required.
ISEP Exchange at University of Malta
Students attend classes from the regular degree programs for local students. Classes are taught in the two official languages of this member of the British Commonwealth, Maltese and English, with about 70% of classes taught in English. From its vantage point in the middle of the Mediterranean, the island itself has a rich history of interaction with Europe since Roman times, and the University has a strong History Department, with many offerings on the history of the Mediterranean basin.
Iowa Regents Semester in Scotland
This semester or academic year program offers undergraduates the opportunity to enroll in a wide range of courses in a variety of disciplines at the University of Edinburgh, one of the finest universities in the United Kingdom in one of Europe's most exciting cultural centers. Students are fully integrated academically and socially with their Scottish peers.
The University of Edinburgh is a venerable institution -- founded in the 1850s -- and has forged a special position in academia. Its national and international reputation is excellent, and it has a large, diverse, and multinational student body. It is Scotland's leading research university and is ranked 5th overall out of 115 U.K. institutions.
Iowa Regents Semester in Wales
The Regents Semester in Wales offers undergraduate students an opportunity to study for a semester at a British university. Students are integrated academically and socially with their British peers at the University of Wales-Swansea. The program begins with a three-week course on British life and politics, after which students enroll in regular courses offered by the university.
Semester at Queen’s University Belfast
The University of Iowa's fall/spring semester program at The Queen's University of Belfast (QUB) provides a unique opportunity for students to experience firsthand Northern Ireland's rich historical and cultural traditions and spectacular coasts, mountains and countryside--as well as its tumultuous civil and political climate.
Known for its excellence in undergraduate programs, QUB ranks with the best of the UK's "red brick" universities, established in 1845 by Queen Victoria. With a strong interest in interdisciplinary studies and with new additions to their already impressive range of courses, QUB has established itself as one of the most progressive educational institutions in the United Kingdom.
The UK Exchanges
The UK Exchange Program is a reciprocal exchange program between the University of Iowa and the Universities of Hull, Lancaster, Birmingham, and Strathclyde. The program allows UI undergraduates to undertake a year of study in England or Scotland while fully integrated with local students in student housing and regular classes. Direct enrollment at the host institution is particularly suited to students prepared to take upper-level course work in both their major and/or a secondary field of interest.