study abroad

woman with elephant in india

Offering what no classroom can

Award-winning India Winterim matches undergrads with India’s best
Each year, dozens of University of Iowa students and faculty choose to skip three weeks of the cold Midwest winter and instead take part in an observational learning program called India Winterim, where they observe firsthand the work of award-winning Indian nongovernmental organizations.
Study Abroad Grand Prize: “Somewhere over the rainbow (mountains),” by Megan Lough, was taken at 16,500 feet in the Rainbow Mountains of Vinicunca, Peru. This photo by Lough from Eagan, Minnesota, majoring in nursing, was awarded the Study Abroad G

Moments captured here and afar

UI students abroad, international students at UI to be honored for photo work during International Education Week festivities
University of Iowa students abroad and international students at the UI share their experiences through photography during International Education Week festivities.
Hiroyuki “Larry” Kasuga

International Accents Iowa's man in Japan

Hiroyuki “Larry” Kasuga (M.S. in industrial engineering, 1953), 93, reflects on his experiences coming to the UI in 1951 on a Government Aid and Relief In Occupied Areas scholarship. He describes getting his degree in the Iowa Field House from then-President Virgil Hancher as “the happiest moment of my life.” 

young woman in Hamburg, Germany

International Programs Studying abroad could give you an edge in the job market

Want to impress an employer during an interview? A story about tackling the language barrier during your study-abroad experience in Spain could very well have your interviewer going from apathetic to absorbed. It doesn’t hurt that the story showcases valuable skills at the same time.

Film still of boy sitting on dry land from movie THEEB

Embark on a cinematic world tour

Bijou Horizons film series sparks UI student interest in study abroad
Two UI students win $1,500 scholarships to study abroad after embarking on a cinematic world tour. The Bijou Horizons series at FilmScene continues this spring, offering another UI student a similar international opportunity.
UI seniors Jade Manternach and Hyejung Kim meet for the first time during the International Buddies kickoff event on Friday, Sept. 19

Enrollment of international students at UI soars

UI in top 50 for international student enrollment, has No. 1 study abroad program in India
The UI has the 47th-highest international student enrollment in the nation, out of 1,485 institutions in 2014-15, and is the No. 1 study abroad program in India, with no other U.S. college or university sending more students there, according to data released as part of the Open Doors Report.
Crowd with umbrellas at Vatican City on a rainy Easter Sunday

Looking at life through a different lens

UI students abroad, international students at UI to be honored for photo work during International Education Week festivities
The UI will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 10–20 with activities including a public ceremony to honor 2015 International Impact Award recipient Rebecca Arnold and publishing an online photo gallery showcasing winning photos from the International Programs’ annual photo contest.
Cuban architecture

Academic adventure in Cuba

UI student learns from ‘great Cuban minds’ on study abroad program
Nadia Doubiany was the only UI student to participate in a 2015 summer study program in Cuba, and she says the experience is already paying dividends. Students can learn about the wide range of study abroad opportunities available at the UI Study Abroad Fair on Sept. 15.

The Daily Iowan Study abroad benefits from improving Cuba/U.S. relations

The University of Iowa was one of the first schools to send students to study in Cuba. The UI has been able to send faculty and students to Cuba for the past 15 years or so, says Liz Wildenberg De Hernandez, an associate director of UI Study Abroad.

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