study abroad

Study abroad to host info sessions on faculty-led summer writing program in Ireland, Feb. 7 & 16

Led by UI English Professor Blaine Greteman, the Irish Writing Program is a rigorous and exciting creative writing study abroad program in Dublin, Ireland, designed to help aspiring writers become better at their craft. 

Study abroad to host info sessions on Germany, Jan. 19 & 20, Feb. 9 & 10

From outstanding universities to the great outdoors, learn why Germany is one of the most popular destinations for studying abroad.

Virtual Fulbright Intensive Workshop to be held Jan. 28

Would you like to teach English, study, or do research or creative work abroad for an academic year at no cost? Join International Programs for the tenth annual intensive Fulbright U.S. Student Program workshop on Friday, January 28, 2022, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. 

In the news: University of Iowa dean discusses new study abroad realities

‘There is pent-up demand for international experiences’
Lauren Smiley in India, where she reported a story

Award-winning freelance journalist on the impact of her study abroad experience

Lauren Smiley (BA journalism and mass communication; Spanish ’05) is an award-winning freelance journalist ( based in San Francisco, California. Writing for publications such as WIRED, The Atlantic, and The New York Times, Smiley feels her study abroad experience in Guadalajara, Mexico, as an undergraduate at Iowa helped her build skills that contribute to her success writing in-depth magazine stories—namely navigating the arrival in a new community with grace and resourcefulness. We caught up with Marion, Iowa, native Smiley to learn more about her study abroad experience and how it shaped her personally and professionally.

Donor spotlight: Drs. Joel and Sandra Barkan

The generosity of Drs. Joel and Sandra Barkan led to the creation of a scholarship for undergraduate students to study abroad in non-Western countries. Both Sandra (PhD comparative literature ’84), formerly comparative literature professor and associate dean of the Graduate College, and her late husband, Joel, political science professor, had distinguished careers at Iowa and helped to infuse international education on campus.

Grand Opening Celebration of the UI Passport Office was a success

International Programs was proud to celebrate the Grand Opening Celebration of the University of Iowa Passport Office, Wednesday, November 17, in 1111 University Capitol Centre. 

Study abroad to host info sessions on humanistic counseling program in Greece Nov. 29

Learn about an amazing opportunity to travel to Greece with Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and Supervision in the Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education Gerta Bardoshi. 

In the news: University of Iowa International Programs adds passport station

The University of Iowa International Programs office is opening a passport acceptance station on campus for students and community members.

COVID-19 reflections from Emily Brown, senior study abroad advisor

Emily Brown, senior advisor and program director in Study Abroad at the University of Iowa, reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Study Abroad to host info session on faculty-led writing program to Greece - Dec. 2

Learn about an amazing opportunity to travel to Greece with UI Professor Harry Stecopoulos. Join Study Abroad for an info session on Writing Greece: Art & History in a Mythic Land on Thursday, December 2, at 1:00 p.m., via Zoom.

Photos celebrate the UI global experience during International Education Week

A student’s first glimpse of the ocean during an excursion to the Galapagos. An evening in Seville that inspired a Spanish-learning journey. A welcoming carpet of black-eyed Susans in bloom on the Pentacrest.