Bridging Our World is a five-day display featuring the flags of the countries represented by international students attending the university during the academic semester. The next display across the Iowa Memorial footbridge will be during Homecoming 2020. 

The flags will be installed daily starting at 8:00 a.m. by student volunteers and taken down every evening starting at 5:00 p.m. by student volunteers. The United States Flag Code was used to determine proper order and procedures for display of the flags.

The flags will be displayed every fall semester to recognize the international students who are on campus.

The UI's commitment

International students make up an increasingly important part of the University of Iowa, with 2,568 enrolled in the Fall 2019 semester. The flag-lined footbridge will become a symbol recognizing the University of Iowa’s international students and their significant role in the life of the university and community.


To learn more about the UI’s commitment to become a leading international institution, visit A Shared Vision for a Global University of Iowa.