study abroad

Katie Wilhelm

Embracing Seoul: A journey of self-discovery and empowerment through study abroad

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
As a Black woman, I was nervous about traveling in a different country by myself for the first time. During my time abroad I quickly discovered that my fears were for naught.
Ayah ElGaddal

Learning to take comfort in the smallest acts: What I learned from studying abroad in England

Friday, February 16, 2024
"If I said this was my first time abroad, I would be lying, but I can definitely say that it was one of the most treasured and cherished moments of my life. I don’t think putting this study abroad experience into words could truly capture the essence of the time I spent in England."
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Four UI students awarded Leona Zaharis Scholarship to study abroad

Thursday, February 15, 2024
The Leona Zaharis Scholarship is a fund intended primarily for first-generation students that was established by Cathy Zaharis (BBA finance ’82) in memory of her mother.
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UI named top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for eighth year

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has again named the University of Iowa a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Students.
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Are you prepared to be uncomfortable? A candid reflection on studying abroad in Florence, Italy

Monday, February 12, 2024
"Broadening your horizons can sometimes be a cheap phrase, but an accurate one, nonetheless. Being abroad doesn’t mean entering a new world, it means that your idea of the world itself expands. That type of experience teaches you a lot about people and also yourself."
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Roaming through Rome: A semester of cultural immersion and personal growth

Friday, February 9, 2024
"My time there was absolutely wonderful, and regardless of your background, I can assure you studying abroad will benefit your college experience. This semester taught me so much, both within the classroom and beyond it."
Ayah ElGaddal in London

New Study Abroad peer mentor program offers unique resource for University of Iowa students

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Peer mentors have studied abroad and can provide information to other students based on their experiences.
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The power of connection: A multinational experience while in Norway

Monday, February 5, 2024
"Even though I spent most of my time connecting with Norwegian culture, perspective, and ideas, I’m privileged to say that I had the wonderful opportunity of connecting with cultures all around the world through my international peers."
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In the news: Leafing through literary genres at the UI

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
In this piece about English and creative writing classes at Iowa, our faculty-led study abroad programs are discussed as part of the breadth of courses offered here.
students taking part in a Caribbean-style Carnival event in London during the class

Record number of faculty-led study abroad programs offered through University of Iowa this summer

Monday, January 29, 2024
Study Abroad works closely with faculty from across disciplines to develop unique summer programs where students can earn UI credit while traveling abroad.
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How I learned to embrace the unknown and thrive in New Zealand

Thursday, January 25, 2024
"Studying abroad is not about comparing your journey to others, but rather reflecting on your own, unique discoveries including another culture and learning a bit more about yourself."
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Four University of Iowa students awarded Gilman scholarships to study abroad

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Four students from the University of Iowa have been granted a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.