Program Announcement

Program Dates: December 27, 2023-January 10, 2024

Course offerings

FIN:4020 International Finance and Trade in a Time of Disruption - Instructor: Bruce Kline

This course explores contemporary finance topics amidst the backdrop of one of the oldest financial centers in the world, London, England. Exploration of topics from a domestic (U.S.) and international perspective. Field trips and guest speakers will supplement class discussions.

 

BAIS:4150/ENTR:4100 Weekend at Wrexham - Instructors Kristy and Bob Walker 

This winter offering provides the unique opportunity for students to work as a cross functional team to capitalize on each other’s skills to deliver a well-rounded research report of their findings: unearthing business strategy within a storyline of two American actors purchasing a team in the English Football League.

London Winter Course

London

Winter session participants may select one of the two courses offered in London. 

  • A finance elective (FIN:4020) is offered every winter. The prerequisite for the course is completion of FIN:3000.
  • The second course for the 2023-24 academic year is a business analytics/entrepreneurship class.
    • BAIS:4150 prerequisites are BAIS: 3250, BAIS:3500, BAIS:3000, and ACCT:2200
    • ENTR:4100 prerequisites are ENTR: 3350 or 2000 and 60 s.h. completed
  • The London course is 3 s.h. and fulfills Tippie RISE: Study Abroad.
  • The course may also fulfill a portion of the International Business Certificate

Program Admission Criteria

  • London
    2.75 UI and cumulative GPA AND 
    • For FIN:4020, completion of FIN:3000 
    • For BAIS:4150, completion of BAIS: 3250, BAIS:3500, BAIS:3000, and ACCT:2200
    • For ENTR:4100, completion of ENTR: 3350 or 2000 and 60 s.h. completed
  • In good academic and disciplinary standing with the University of Iowa
  • If you have any questions about the prerequisites for these courses contact sydney-johnson@uiowa.edu before you apply

Program Application

Available through the Study Abroad Office August 1, 2023

Application Deadline: the 2023-24 application is closed 

Tyler Gerdes
"I learned how valuable being experienced internationally was for my future in the business world. Study abroad put me outside of my comfort zone in the best way possible. Communication is key in international business. The world is becoming more and more globalized, and knowing how to communicate across culture successfully is the most important skill a businessperson can have. Study abroad in London really showed me that."
Tyler Gerdes

Program fees

The program fee is typically in the range of $4,700 - $4,800, including a required study abroad administrative fee. Total program cost is approximately $7,000.

For the 2023-24 program, the finance course and the analytics/entrepreneurship course will have different course fees. Course fees will be finalized in September. 

What is included in the program fee:

  • 3 s.h. course
  • Housing 
  • Half-day coach tour of London
  • Tour of Tower of London
  • Welcome afternoon tea
  • Day trip out of London
  • Cultural event
  • Company visits or speakers
  • Travel pass to explore central London
  • On-site orientation and 24/7 support in London
  • Study abroad administrative fee

What's not included in the program fee:

  • Round-trip airfare (estimated to be $700 - $900)
  • Meals ($750)
  • Personal expenses ($500)

Purchasing airline tickets

Students are advised NOT to purchase tickets until the program's status is confirmed.  In late September, students will be informed about whether there is sufficient interest to offer the trip.  Directions about purchasing tickets will be shared at that time.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available.  Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships from two different sources:  The Tippie Study Abroad Scholarship and Study Abroad scholarships.

Students are encouraged to complete scholarship applications at the same time they are applying to the program.  Both the Tippie College and Study Abroad will work to notify students of scholarships that will be awarded prior to deadline for committing to the program.

Jiyun Chong
"This study abroad experience taught me to have confidence in myself, maximize every moment, and showed me my ability to navigate a new side of the world. The most meaningful part of the study abroad trip was sharing it with Tippie students. My experiences on this trip were shaped by not only the experience itself but the people whom I shared it with. I am endlessly thankful for my classmates and friends that made the most of the experience and the encouragement of pushing me to try new things."
Jiyun Chong
Jose Diaz
"As a first-generation student, I didn’t really know much about study abroad. After learning about the resources here and the affordability of study abroad through scholarships, I decided to take action. I was the first in my family to study abroad and I brought back more than just souvenirs... I brought back a new understanding of how large and complex the world is."
José Diaz

How do I learn more?

To stay up to date, email sydney-johnson@uiowa.edu to be added to the email update list. Details about information sessions will be shared via email.

Note to international students

Depending on your country of origin, it may be necessary for you to apply for a Student Visitor Visa before you can enter the United Kingdom for the program. You can check on the U.K. Border Agency’s website to find out if you need to apply. If you need a visa to enter the United Kingdom, UI Study Abroad will supply you with documents to support your application.

To return to the United States after the class, you will need a valid form I-20 or DS-2019 endorsed for travel abroad and an F-1 or J-1 student visa that is valid through the date that you plan to return to the United States. You can obtain a travel signature from an advisor at International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS).