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posted onJul24, 2014

I have never felt as though I belonged in Iowa — there was always a part of me that felt I needed to be elsewhere, be someone else. Last month, my dream of studying abroad came true in Madrid, Spain. Sangria, siestas, and sunshine were on the horizon.

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posted onJul14, 2014

Five years after he studied abroad, UI graduate Mark Norris re-visits Reykjavík, Iceland and offers these reflections.

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posted onJul2, 2014

Topics covered in this episode:
- Favorite movie?
- Do you play sports?
- What are your hobbies?
- What American habits have you noticed?

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posted onJun18, 2014

I have been in Florence for a little over two weeks now, and I cannot believe how quickly the time is flying by. Even though I am only entering my third week in Italy, I feel so comfortable walking these streets and really do feel like I am at home. I don’t even know where to begin because every day is truly amazing and unique, nothing is ever the same and there really isn’t a routine in the best way possible.

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posted onJun18, 2014

To me travel has always been about the people I would find in each unique place. When I day-dreamt about my future exploits I was never in a given place for less than a month. Once I had decided that I simply had to stay in these foreign locations for a longer period of time, I decided studying abroad was my solution. Now, how just how was I going to pay for it…

Keywords: Spain, scholarships, Gilman
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posted onJun10, 2014

Topics covered in this episode:
- Why the University of Iowa?
- Where do you want to visit in the U.S.?
- Favorite place you've been in the world?

Keywords: Walk in My Shoes
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posted onJun6, 2014

Our trip has been filled to the brim with breathtaking tours offering us a take on London’s most popular attractions. However, things shifted a bit when we gathered on a cobbled stone road, just as the sun began to set for the evening. Rather than giggles and an overall uplifting vibe, the nervous tension and quickening heartbeats rose from our group.

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posted onJun5, 2014

As I sit here in my downtown flat in Cape Town, South Africa it seems almost surreal that I am here right now. I was born and raised in rural Iowa, so being able to look outside my 18th story window and have a fantastic view of the mountain, the ocean AND downtown is something completely foreign to me. Thinking on the past few months and my decision to come to Cape Town, I am sure I made the right choice.

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posted onJun2, 2014

Although he was a fictional character dreamt up by Scottish author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the late 1800s, many of Holmes’ techniques are effectively used today – over 130 years later. Indeed, the magnifying glass is an effective tool popularized by the detective, as are his methods of logical reasoning, disguise, and forensic science, which were simply unheard of at the time.

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posted onMay30, 2014

In this episode:
-Where is your favorite place to hang out in Iowa City?
-What's your favorite song right now?
-What was the most difficult thing about moving to Iowa?

Keywords: Walk in My Shoes
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posted onMay14, 2014

In this episode:
- What's your favorite restaurant in Iowa City?
- What's the best study spot on campus?
- What are you plans after graduation?

Keywords: Walk in My Shoes
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posted onMay14, 2014

Commencement is going global. This weekend, thousands of Iowa Hawkeyes will walk across the stage, shake hands with campus leaders, and be recognized for their achievement in earning a University of Iowa degree. Among our graduates will be hundreds of students from other countries, those who have brought a welcome and necessary international perspective to our campus. The Hawkeye family is growing internationally.

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posted onMay13, 2014

In this dean's blog entry, Downing Thomas asks the question where do the terms "global" and "international" come from?

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posted onMay9, 2014

In her final blog for Study Abroad, Haley Church reflects on three of her favorite aspects of life in Botswana and the top three things she is looking forward to doing when she gets back home!

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posted onMay6, 2014

Over the last 60 years, demographics on longevity have dramatically changed. The world now has a growing population that far exceeds in absolute and relative terms anything in human history. The United States alone will have more than 70 million people 65 years old or older by 2040. Not everyone benefits from such longevity, as disease can cripple the function of the brain leading to an altered state of mind.

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