Pre-departure Education Abroad Training
UI International Programs runs a mandatory online pre-departure training for all students who will be departing for an education abroad opportunity. The training must be completed prior to departure.
The course can be accessed via ICON and all students registered for international travel under the auspices of the University of Iowa will be added to the course list automatically. The course will appear on the home page of the student’s ICON account under "Ongoing" courses. The course consists of 10 modules and quizzes that cover a wide range of topics of which students need to be aware before they go abroad.
In-person Pre-Departure Sessions
In addition to the required training online, study abroad advisors will inform students of any mandatory in-person orientation sessions specific to the intended program abroad.
Slice of Advice
Slice of Advice is an event held each semester for students studying abroad through the Study Abroad office. The Study Abroad office matches outbound study abroad students with study abroad returnees. This semester Slice of Advice will be held on Wednesday, April 25, at 7:00 pm in 1117 UCC. Do you have questions about what you'll need to pack, how much money to bring or what to do while you're in-country? Are you having trouble setting goals or just want advice about the experience? RSVP below and we will match you with a returned student from your program, city, country or region, to the best of our abilities. In order to find a returnee to match you with, we ask that you RSVP through Google Docs as soon as possible.