New student exchange agreement with University of Iowa

The University of Kent is delighted to mark the development of a formal student exchange agreement with the University of Iowa, USA, ranked in the top 250 universities in the world (Times Higher Education, 2017)

The University of Iowa (UI) is based in the heart of Iowa, a city that is one of just 20 UNESCO Cities of Literature in the world, and the only one in the United States. As an established research-led institution, UI offers more than 200 different academic areas of study for students to explore across the arts, sciences and humanities.

The signing of the agreement between Kent and UI provides the opportunity for undergraduate students across both institutions to experience a different culture, gain a new academic perspective, establish international contacts and enhance their employability. With a history of successful research links between the Universities, Kent is delighted to continue developing its partnership with UI through the signing of this new agreement.

The Exchange Agreement was formally signed this May by Kent’s Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor David Nightingale and UI’s Associate Provost and Dean of International Programmes, Professor Downing Thomas. The signing was followed up by a meeting in June between Cory Petersen, UI’s Senior Study Abroad Advisor & Program Coordinator and Hazel Lander, Study Abroad & Exchanges Officer at the 2017 NAFSA international conference, to discuss the operational detail of the exchange.

The University of Kent’s strong global impact is based on our external networks, partnerships with leading universities in Europe and around the world, and our staff, students and alumni. For further information about Kent’s international links, visit the International Partnerships webpage. To find out more about our international study abroad and work placements opportunities, visit our Go Abroad website.