Summer Institute 2019 Writing Program University IowaAbout

The Summer Institute is a new 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!

During Summer Institute morning sessions, visiting experts will lead master classes on an array of topics; while afternoons will be reserved primarily for generative writing sessions led by faculty mentors. Additional panels will foster discussion of identity and culture, and allow participants to explore collaboration and team-building.

Evenings will feature arts programming, such as literary readings, open mic nights, movies, and special workshops (on topics such as slam poetry or screenwriting), as well as free time to write and socialize. The weekend may include additional arts programming, as well as a relaxing afternoon picnic at Lake Macbride State Park, a great place for swimming and walking in the woods.


To complete and submit the Summer Institute Online Application, click here.

Applications Due: Monday, 1 April, 2019.


For any queries, 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 for more information.

For any further information, visit the page here

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