"The best course to take for a freshman's first semester!"
"This was a great class. Loved the concept and pushed me out of the comfort zone!"
"I am glad I had the opportunity to be in this class. I wish I could do it all over again."
"I thoroughly enjoyed this class, and I believe that it helped get me out of some very difficult times during my first semester of college."

About Us

Explore Iowa is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows students to explore the University of Iowa and beyond. Students attend concerts, plays, museum showings, food festivals, and sports, among other events, and reflect on these experiences both in class and in written submissions. A lecture series accompanies the class, exposing students to experts in a variety of fields including: the FBI, astronomy, national politics, and University organizations. Small discussion sections are led by Peer Mentors -- undergraduate students who have been through the Explore Iowa experience already. The cool news? Students can apply to be a Peer Mentor once they've completed the course.