Why study abroad?
Study abroad provides opportunities for personal and professional development:
- The world is an increasingly international place and this affects how we live and work in the US
- You can learn about other countries and their legal systems
- You can sharpen your foreign language skills
- You will become better at coping with change
- Living abroad makes you a bit wiser
- You can add something of interest to your resume
- You will meet new people for friendships or employment
- You can travel in the region where you are studying
- You will have an unforgettable experience
UI College of Law Study Abroad Programs
UI College of Law Exchange Programs
- The Alpbach European Forum, held each summer in the beautiful Tirolian mountain village of Alpbach, is an opportunity to discuss issues related to European integration in an interdisciplinary format with speakers and participants from all parts of the world coming together to discuss the current issues and to formulate interdisciplinary solutions. The course on European integration not only provides an overview of European economic law; it is also a great networking opportunity for American students who are interested in developing ties with other graduate students from all over the world. The Summer School session runs from mid-August to the beginning of September, and is one of a limited set of programs where special arrangements may be available to participants for a late UI start. Scholarship support is available for tuition, and students are responsible for travel, housing, and other expenses. Professor Alexander Somek is the faculty advisor for this program. It is also important to coordinate course approval with the dean of students. http://www.alpbach.org
- The UI Department of Geography India Winterim is a three-week course in India examining a diverse set of issues related to social entrepreneurship. With ties to the grass roots network of organizations and institutions, students collaborate and directly participate in creating solutions to real world problems through the prism of courses offered through liberal arts, public health, and other disciplines. Winterim runs during the winter break, and is one of a limited set of programs where special arrangements may be available to participants for a late UI start. Students are responsible for tuition, travel, housing, and other expenses. Professor Marcella David is the law school faculty advisor for this program, and Geography Professor Raj Rajagopol is the director of the program. It is also important to coordinate course approval with the dean of students. http://www.uiowa.edu/~geog/india/about.shtml
- Please visit the International & Comparative Law Program bulletin board near 450 for information about ABA study abroad programs. You may also visit the ABA web site for an approved list of foreign study programs: http://www.abanet.org/legaled/studyabroad/foreignstudyhome.html.