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Attend the bi-annual Study Abroad Fair (early September & late January)
Costs vary widely. Programs typically cost $1200 - $5200/semester more than a UI semester.
UI International Experience Grants of $1000/semester, year or $750/summer ($141,000 available annually). No application necessary; approximately 1 out of 2 eligible students receive awards.
Many departments and colleges provide study abroad scholarships.
Many national and program scholarships also available.
Program length options
- ideal for language acquisition, biggest bang for the buck, and greatest opportunity for cultural assimilation.
- good compromise between ideal length and financial feasibility. Up to 4 semesters of language acquisition in 1 semester of study.
- a good introduction to international experience.
programs tailored to specific disciplines (summer, fall, winter and spring breaks).
Direct enrollment – best for independent students
Programs with Resident Directors and Faculty-led programs - best for students wanting more support.
2.5 GPA for most
Language abilities – many programs in non-English-speaking countries offer programs in English