The postdoctoral community is one of the most diverse groups at the University of Iowa. More than half of our trainees are international, coming from places all around the globe. We are excited that you have chosen to be a part of this institution as we strive to increase the university's global reach. The campus resources below will help your transition to life in the United States.
Resources for International Scholars and Fellows:
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) (F1 or J-1 visa holders only) This office should be your first stop when you arrive on campus. It strives to assist our international scholars before and after their arrival to the Iowa City area.
The website also has a wealth of information that international scholars may find helpful as you settle into campus life.
Faculty & Staff Immigration Services – (H-1B visa holders)
If you have questions about your visa, please talk to a representative in your department first. If your department cannot answer your question(s), then please have your departmental administrator call and schedule an appointment with somebody in Faculty & Staff Immigration Services. If you need help obtaining visas for your spouse and/or children, you may also request assistance from this office.
Explore the Resources | Conversation Center | Department of Rhetoric | College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | The University of Iowa (uiowa.edu) for additional resources.
Moving to the US
- People moving to Iowa City
- Off-campus Housing Tips
- National Postdoctoral Association - "International Postdoc Survival Guide"
Career Resources for International Scholars
- Communication Skills for Professionals (Iowa Intensive English Program, ESL)
- Campus Conversation Partners (IIEP, ESL)
English Conversation Groups
The Conversation Center at the University of Iowa offers opportunities to build informal and intercultural communication skills. You have access to this service regardless of your English level or academic background. Visit the Conversation Center | Conversation Center | Department of Rhetoric | College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | The University of Iowa (uiowa.edu) or the Home | Speaking Center (uiowa.edu) to book an appointment and continue to strengthen your linguistic skills!