January 2020
Don't let your doubts stand in the way of studying abroad!
Hear from other Hawkeyes as they talk about how they made study abroad possible.

Funding
Gilman Scholarship
Apply for this scholarship if you currently receive a Federal Pell Grant to attend Iowa. Last year Iowa had a record 13 awardees! Application deadline: March 3 Learn more
CAPS Summer Study Abroad Scholarship
If you want to study in East or Southeast Asia or the Pacific region, don't forget to apply for this scholarship. Application deadline: March 15 Learn more
Student Voices
“We tend to live in our own little bubble which makes it easy to forget there’s a whole world outside of ourselves. Leaving the country, or even the state is a really good reality check.”
- Alexia Sanchez on her Italy and Iceland experiences

"Obviously, everyone has their own opinions, but the only good thing I can say about fermented shark is that I’m glad I got a free sample instead of having to pay for the temporary death of my taste buds."
 ~ Study Abroad Correspondent Kate Struckman-Johnson sharing one of her many unique memories of Iceland

Upcoming Events
Discover Study Abroad Sessions
If you haven't been to a Discover Study Abroad Session to learn the basics, you should! Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. & Fridays at 11 a.m. in 1117 UCC .
Stanley Awards for International Research Info Session
If you want to take your research abroad, consider applying for this award.  January 22 Learn more
Celebrate Chinese New Year!
Watch the live Chinese New Year and sample delicious food! January 24
Engineering in Italy - CIMBA Open House
Wondering how you can study abroad as an engineer? Drop in to this fun, informal event to learn more about your options with this summer program. January 28 Learn more
Fulbright Workshop
Find out more about opportunities to teach English, study, research, or do creative work abroad. January 31
PRUE Summer Intensive Russian Program Info Session
Earn 8 s.h. of credit that can be applied toward a Russian major or minor on this seven-week program. January 31
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Info Sessions
Do you receive a Federal Pell Grant to attend Iowa? If so, this study abroad scholarship is worth looking into. February 4, 5, 6, and 10
Calling all Academic Year in Freiburg (AYF) Alumni!
AYF alumni are cordially invited to go to Freiburg for the 60-Year Anniversary of the program. July 9-13 See more event information and RSVP
Featured Programs and Resources
Cultures of Spain Program
Want to spend time in the Spanish sun this summer and receive 3 s.h. of resident credit? Course is taught (in English!) by UI Professor Luis Martin-Estudillo.

Duration: 4 weeks (summer)
Application deadline: February 17, 2020.

CIEE Monteverde STEM & Society
This new program for STEM majors not only earns you credit, but CIEE is also offering $1000 towards flights to Costa Rica to students who participate!

Duration: 12-18 weeks (fall, spring)
Application deadline: March 1, 2020 (fall 2020), October 1, 2020 (spring 2021)

It pays to do research abroad! Allexis Mahanna won the first Undergraduate Library Research Award. Her journey began with a trip this past summer to study refugees in Spain.

Read more (Source: Daily Iowan)
Get a leg up on cross-cultural skills development this spring
Take this 2 s.h. off-cycle course (February 5 - April 22) to help prepare you to go abroad.

International Programs (IP) provides guidance and support for international students in the University of Iowa community, as well as scholarships and assistance for UI students who wish to study abroad. IP also provides funding opportunities for UI faculty engaged in international research. You can continue to support globally oriented programs and resources by contributing to International Programs. For more information, please contact Jeff Liebermann in the UI Center for Advancement at jeff.liebermann@foriowa.org or 800.648.6973.