University of Iowa

First-Generation and Non-Traditional Students Abroad

Student Reflections

In addition to the assistance that a study abroad advisor can provide, you can find several student reflections and staff perspectives from members of the University of Iowa community who have agreed to share their experiences in hopes that you might benefit from what they learned on their journeys abroad. Read these reflections here.

University of Iowa Resources

The local resources links below are relevant for First-Generation and Non-Traditional students on the UI campus. The national and international resources links include organizations, articles, success stories and tips for  First-Generation and Non-Traditional  students preparing to go abroad.

Center for Diversity and Enrichment

The University of Iowa's center for students who are underrepresented in higher education offers a variety of services and resources.

Resources for First-Generation College Students

A University of Iowa website that has several helpful links to various resources on campus.

First Generation Iowa

A student organization for First Generation college students at Iowa.

TRiO Student Support Services

TRiO SSS serves 350 students at the University of Iowa who demonstrate academic need and are first-generation, or low income, or have a verified disability.

National and International Resources

IES Abroad

This is a program provider that offers funding opportunities specifically for diverse groups studying abroad. The site lists resources by country and provides some helpful guides for parents and students.

First Generation: Diversity Abroad

Non-Traditional: Diversity Abroad

Diversity Abroad community inspires, connects, and assists you in reaching your academic and career potential in our increasingly interconnected world.