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Faculty-led Programs Abroad



It's time to Go explore!

This summer explore one of the many courses abroad being offered by renowned University of Iowa faculty.  Earn resident credit while studying abroad!






students in market area in Nafplio, Greece
Writing Greece: Art & History in a Mythic Land

Faculty Leader: Harry Stecopoulos
Program Dates: May 25 – June 3, 2022

Learn about the classical past as a touchstone for creative writing. Participants will draw on their in-person exposure to Greek life, customs, and history to generate original fiction and non-fiction. Course activities include visiting ancient ruins, museums, and other sites, as well as learning about contemporary Greek life and the complicated relationship between past and present.  

Application Deadline: February 10, 2022

Writing Greece Program Details

Students and faculty in front of ancient temple in Greece
Greece: Origins of Humanistic Counseling

Faculty Leader: Gerta Bardhoshi
Program Dates: June 12-23, 2022

Study the origins of humanistic psychotherapy through an experiential exploration of the history and topography of Greece. Through exploration, reading, reflecting, and on-site lectures, students will gain a deeper understanding of the culture in which humanism originated, the unique environmental factors that promote a humanistic worldview, and the evolution of humanistic theory. 

Application Deadline: February 11, 2022

Origins of Humanistic Counseling Program Details

Deb Trusty and students in Greece with Hawkeye flag
Ancient Perspectives, Modern Eyes

Faculty Leader: Deb Trusty
Program Dates: June 1-21, 2022

Designed specifically for Honors students and Classics majors and minors, this course will take students on a 3-week exploration of Greece. Students will reconstruct and interpret life in ancient Greece through the study of language, literature, art history, and archeology and visit key sites in Athens, Delphi, Olympia, and more.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2022

Ancient Perspectives Program Details

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Irish Writing Program

Faculty Leader: Blaine Greteman
Program Dates: June 9-23, 2022

The Irish Writing Program is a rigorous creative writing program requiring some talent, but most importantly, commitment and discipline. Its goal is to help aspiring writers become better at their craft. University of Iowa students and non-UI students are welcome to apply to the program. 

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

Learn more about the Irish Writing Program