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GET STARTED Eligibility: Have a 2.5 GPA at the time of application and maintain this GPA prior to departure and throughout the study abroad process. Must be over  the age of 18 years old. Must meet the course prerequisites (participation in the program is dependent upon meeting these). Must be in good standing with the University.

Studying abroad is a unique, life-changing experience that will help you grow academically and emotionally while preparing you for your professional future in a global community.

The Study Abroad Center is committed to guiding you throughout the journey. We strive to match each student with a program appropriate to their needs and is compatible with their academics, budget, and desired location.

To get started, you should: 

  1. Think about what you want out of a program (consider destination, cost, course offerings, etc.) and explore program options here. 
  2. Schedule an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor by stopping by or calling our office. We are located at 28 Gilchrist Hall and our phone number is 319-273-7078
  3. Complete the Pre-Advising Worksheet before your first appointment with the Study Abroad Advisor (this will be sent via email once an appointment is scheduled)


This video, below, will walk you through the steps of getting started with study abroad.


Pending Documents: Complete all items on your online application. Pending Documents (Complete): All items on your online application are complete. Your application is now being reviewed*. *Application review is a manual process and may take a few days. Watch your email for your acceptance! Accepted: You're accepted into your program. Log back onto your application to commit.* Committed: You have successfully committed and your spot is secure! />