2019 Summer Institute

Applications are now open. The deadline for applications is 1 March (U.S./American) or 15 March (Pakistani and Indian), 2019. Read the Frequently Asked Questions (U.S./American here, Pakistani and Indian here) , contact the U.S. embassy in your country, or send an email to iwp-summerinstitute@uiowa.edu for more information.


In the summer of 2019, the Summer Institute will host students from India, Pakistan, and the United States at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, located in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature and home to the renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Focusing on creative writing, intercultural communication, and conflict resolution, the session will bring together young writers from diverse backgrounds to explore self, the other, and culture while also approaching literature and writing as a dialogue that leads to empathy and a shared understanding of the human condition.

Possession of a valid passport is a requirement for participation in this program for students from India and Pakistan. However, passports and/or copies of passports should not be included in the materials submitted with your application. Those selected to participate in the Summer Institute will be asked for a digital copy of their passport.

2019 Session – Pakistan/India/U.S. Summer Institute: 6-20 July

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