International Opportunities

UNI Study Abroad:

Looking for a different international experience that could count towards your major or plan of study?

Have you thought about studying, interning, student teaching, or working abroad?

UNI Study Abroad would be the place to find out about more opportunities that would make you more marketable to an employeer, help you make international friends, & create memories that last a lifetime.

UNI Study Abroad is located in Gilchrist 28 and is open M-F 8-5pm. Feel free to stop in, call to make an appointment with one of the advisors (319-273-7078), or email your questions to

20+ Benefits of Studying Abroad with UNI                                                               Students Visiting Freud's House in LondonStudents Visiting Freud's House in London

  • Learn by doing
  • Understand yourself better
  • Become more independent
  • Earn credits towards your UNI degree
  • Make friends from other cultures
  • Understand your major in its international context
  • Inspire a career
  • Experience professional growth
  • Live a dream!
  • Become more open-minded and flexible
  • Experience a new culture
  • Expand cross-cultural communication
  • Strengthen problem solving skills
  • Widen horizons
  • Defy convention
  • Challenge yourself
  • Cherish memories
  • Summon your courage
  • Learn to celebrate diversity and appreciate differences          
  • See the United States from a different perspective
  • Become fluent in a new language {[ See: the Importance of Spanish]}
  • Look ahead - impress a recruiter & become competitve in today's job market
  • Increase your ability to budget money and time, make decisions and prioritize

Biology and Psychology Research in Taiwan (NCCU)

6 UNI credits (graduate credit is available)

Tentative dates: June 26 to August 7, 2012

Spend six weeks studying psychology at National Cheng Chi University in Taipei, Taiwan! Explore the city and tour the countryside. UNI students will work in aneurscience research lab for half the day, take a course for the other half of the day, and study Mandarin. 

For more information, visit:

Climate Change Capstone in Spain!

CAP:140 3 credits (graduate credit IS available)! No Spanish language skills needed!

Tentative dates: May 20-June 3, 2012. 

Spend a week in Northern Spain (Oviedo) and a week in Southern Spain (Jaen)!  Enjoy the Spanish life-style and culture while observing how Spaniards promote energy conservation and renewable energy!

For more information about this course contact Dr. Jack Yates, or visit the website at:

Capstone Information

Climate Change Capstone in Spain

Pictures from Last Year's Trip

Study Psychology in the UK and Spain!

PSYCH 3606, Special Topics in Social Psychology, was a course where students spent two weeks in London, Barcelona, and other towns visiting sites, meeting with European faculty and students, and completing a project on a social behavior of their choosing. For news about future course opportunities contact  Dr. Helen Harton.

UNI Camp Adventure

For more information on this opportunity please visit their web site at: