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International families

We know many international students decide to study at the University of Iowa and their families back home play a crucial role in their success here as they transition to life in another country and a new education system. Learn more about how you can support your student from abroad.

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First-generation families

Having a student who is the first member of a family to attend college brings a great sense of pride to a family. The University of Iowa supports first-generation college students and their families throughout the college experience.

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Out-of-state families

About 45% of our student body is from outside the state of Iowa. We've come up with a quick guide that may help you navigate some of the questions you have as you support your student here.

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Alumni families

Whether you're a lifelong UI fan or just rediscovering campus with your student, you have a place here in the Hawkeye family. Learn how you can stay involved with our Alumni Association.

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