"Honors at Iowa supports in students in challenging themselves educationally; one of the best educational challenges for an undergraduate student is study abroad."
- Robert Kirby, Associate Director, University of Iowa Honors Program
As the world becomes increasingly globalized, study abroad is evermore advantageous for students wishing to excel in all areas of study. The University of Iowa Honors Program is a small community of outstanding students within the larger University setting designed to provide support for those who stand to benefit. It is the goal of the program to aid students in getting the most out of their education.
In order to further this mission, honors students are very much encouraged to pursue study afar experiences. In fact, the U of I Honors program will confer honors commendations to any honors student who completes a semester of conventional study abroad, with no additional requirements (commendations are usually given for 12 s.h. of honors level coursework).
With a particular eye towards research abroad and service with academic dimensions, it is the hope of the Univeristy of Iowa Honors Program that all students who would like to participate in learning afar, do so. When you study abroad, you have the opportunity to turn every minute of every day in to a learning experience.
For information regarding programs that are most suitable to your particular area of study, please see the Major Advising Page created for your academic department.