international students

International Students and Scholars

International Students

Lakeside Lab welcomes participation by international students and scholars. Our staff is happy to help you plan your study here.

If you are already in the United States on a student visa your current I-20 should be valid for your summer study at Lakeside Lab (as long as your I-20 does not expire before your Lakeside course ends).

If you are not currently studying in the United States on a student visa, you have the option to participate in study at Lakeside Lab as an international scholar. You will not earn academic credit for your study but you will receive a certificate for your participation. You will need to obtain a US visitor visa to participate at Lakeside Lab. You will be billed the equivalent of undergraduate tuition for this option, as well as room and board.

Please follow these instructions:

Register

The registration form is available the second week of January each year. Submit the online registration form and $100.00 application fee as soon as possible to reserve your space in the course you’d like to attend.

Visa

If you are currently in the US on a student visa, The University of Iowa International Admissions Office will contact you to verify your student visa status.

If you are currently outside of the US, you will need to obtain a visitor visa to enter the US and participate at Lakeside Lab as an international scholar.

Arrival

If you are attending Lakeside as an international student on a student visa from another university, be sure to have the Lakeside staff help you check in with the University of Iowa International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). Please have the following documents ready: passport, visa, I-94 card (issued when you enter the US), and stamped I-20 form.

Payment

If you are currently in the US on a student visa you will enroll at your current level of study. You will be billed $303.00 per credit hour for undergraduate credit or $505 per credit hour for graduate credit. Transcripts of your bachelor’s degree are required to earn graduate credit. You will also be billed $225-$425 per week for room and board depending on your housing choice. If you have a GPA of 3.0 you may apply for a room and board scholarship. You will pay your bill through The University of Iowa’s online billing system.

If you attend Lakeside as an international scholar you will pay $303.00 per credit hour for the course(s) in which you participate. You will also be required to pay $225-$425 per week for room and board depending on your housing choice. You will be invoiced via email and will be required to pay your bill online with a credit card.

Resources for International Students

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS): http://international.uiowa.edu/isss/