Applications are invited to apply for IOWA summer Exchange Program 2020. The Summer Institute is an opportunity to see writing as a form of action – a personally-empowering skill that can be employed for social change.

ThIS Summer Institute is an immersive two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program held in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S., a UNESCO City of Literature, for participants age 18-22 from Pakistan, India, and the U.S

Students from all disciplines – the arts, humanities, sciences, and everything in between – are welcome to apply!

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This program is free for selected participants and will focus on creative writing and the power of narrative. Attendees take part in master classes in the craft of writing, in collaborative workshops focused on their creative work, and in activities designed to forge new lines of understanding and shared purpose among its community of writers.

IOWA summer Exchange Program At A Glance:

Host Organization

  • The University of IOWA funded


  • 2 weeks

Host Country:

  • USA

Financial Support:

  • Fully Funded

10 applicants from each country will be accepted to SI 2020.


Making a video is optional but I would strongly recommend you to make and upload one because it will increase your chances of selection.

Video Statement of Purpose  (strongly encouraged):

  • This video statement should not be emailed; rather, it should be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or comparable sites and be shared as a viewable link ​​​on the online application.

In 2 minutes maximum in English, please do the following:

  1. Introduce yourself
  2. Describe the moment/event you knew creative writing was important in your life
  3. Share what you hope to learn at our program in Iowa

See below-mentioned scholarships if you do not meet the age criteria for this summer camp 😉

Documents Required:

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students from all disciplines
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18-22
  • Nationality should be Pakistan, USA, and India

NOTE: Possession of a valid passport is a requirement for participation in this program for students from India and Pakistan

Important: Applicants must be between the ages of 18-22 by the start of the program, 4 July 2020. Those under or over this age range will not be considered for acceptance.


The deadline to apply for the IOWA summer Exchange Program 2020 is February 01, 2020. So, Apply as soon as possible because it’s so close

How to Apply For IOWA summer Exchange Program 2020:

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