study abroad

UI medical student Patrick Schwartzhoff on the many benefits of studying abroad

Patrick Schwartzhoff, University of Iowa medical student, recently returned from a summer study abroad experience in Natal, Brazil, where he studied infectious disease issues. Schwartzhoff feels study abroad helped him become “a more cognizant and involved global citizen,” and that the critical thinking skills developed in Brazil will improve his clinical work in the future.

University of Iowa to host virtual study abroad fair Sept. 13-16

With international travel starting to resume, now is the perfect time to start planning for your study abroad experience by attending the University of Iowa's Virtual Study Abroad Fair happening the week of September 13.

Opening doors and tearing down Zoom walls - Virtual International Business in the Asia Pacific

In every measurable way, business is booming in Asia. It’s also a leading innovator in some of the most important arenas of the day: e-commerce, entrepreneurship, and artificial intelligence. The Tippie College of Business provided a unique study abroad experience that traveled four different locations in the Asia Pacific: Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Australia. The adventure featured lectures from professors in each of the four locations, briefings from leading businesses in the region, and fun cultural activities.  
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Diversity Ambassador Reflection: Rebecca Lara

This summer, I decided to embark on an adventure by studying abroad- but virtually!
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Diversity Ambassador reflection: Julia Saul

Hi! My name is Julia Saul, and I am going into my second year here at the University of Iowa. I hope to graduate with a B.B.A. with an emphasis in finance, a minor in French, and an International Business Certificate.
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Shakespeare’s England from Starkville, Mississippi

I was lucky enough to be a part of the remote-abroad hybrid class during 2021’s summer program here at the University of Iowa, and here are just a few experiences that I believe highlight what was an incredible experience for someone like myself.

Study Abroad to host virtual weekly info sessions Fall 2021

Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend one of our weekly Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!  

Virtual Gilman scholarship info sessions to be held Sept. 20-24

Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship. Applications are now being accepted for Spring and Summer 2022.
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Can a Virtual Global Experience Substitute for the Real Thing?

Listen, I know how odd it sounds. All summer I received the same response and facial expression when I explained I was going to study abroad…virtually.

My Virtual Dublin Internship with CEA

My CEA Virtual Global Internship in Dublin, Ireland, has helped me discover things I didn’t know I was capable of doing.

In the news: The Perks of Working in a Virtual Global Internship

As much as I wonder what it would be like working an in-person internship, I have found many benefits of working virtually.

Award-winning study abroad video by Matthew Hsieh, University of Iowa student

Honors student and marketing major Matthew Hsieh recently won the Innovative Student Video Award from GoAbroad for his film, “Paris – La Nouvelle Experience” based on his study abroad experience in Paris, France, during the Spring 2020 semester. While Hsieh’s time in Paris was cut short due to COVID-19, he says studying abroad is one of the best decisions he has made.