The Opera Studies Forum is part of UI International Programs.
By Alyssa Marie Harn, The Daily Iowan
A woman takes the stage dressed in leather boots, a button-up blouse, and a cowgirl hat, riding a live horse. Staples of the Wild West surround Minnie, the cowgirl, as she rides around the stage and belts out her Italian lyrics in the opera La Fanciulla del West.
By Laura Willis, The Daily Iowan
As a child, Courtney Hageman became used to her father’s monthly work trips.
During her freshman year of high school, the eye specialist took Courtney with him to Europe. While her father gave lectures about macular degeneration, a disease that causes blindness, the then 14-year-old explored tiny Italian villages near the Mediterranean Sea.
By Jill Kacere
By Katelyn McBride
UI International Programs' Japan Outreach Coordinator Yume Hidaka helps Van Allen Elementary students, from left, Nile Latcham, Cole Piercy and Molly Cox, with folding origami during the school's International Day on Monday in North Liberty. (Press-Citizen / Matthew Holst)
By Samantha Gentry, The Daily Iowan
A conductor who previously had touched the community through her music now reaches Iowa City through promoting the cultures of those outside of the United States.
This is a guest opinion from the Iowa City Press-Citizen by UI history professor H. Glenn Penny
By Nina Earnest, The Daily Iowan
Despite harsh economic times, University of Iowa students are continuing to find the means to study overseas.
Nationwide, the number of students who studied abroad for credit dropped slightly in 2008-09—the first time such a decrease has occurred since the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange first released numbers 25 years ago.
Nina Earnest is an International Studies B.A. candidate.
Daily Iowan reporter Nina Earnest has been awarded second place in the 2010 Hearst Foundation feature-writing contest.
She was recognized for her work on an article “Education on hyper drive,” published Oct. 28, which told the story of four gifted siblings between the ages of 10 and 16 enrolled at the University of Iowa.
Earnest spent six weeks meeting with the eldest sibling, Gohar Manzar — a first-year biomedical-engineering doctoral student — and her family.
This spotlight from The Daily Iowan features Evelyn Cardenas, a UI student working toward degrees in business administration and international studies. Originally from Guatemala, Cardenas has studied in Japan, traveled to Mexico and participated in a Haiti relief fundraiser, among many other community service projects.
By Amy Tiffany, The Daily Iowan
This is an excerpt of an article that appeared in The New York Times. See the full article here.
By Jeffrey Gettleman
NYAL, Sudan — Joseph Gatyoung Khan made a vow, uttered in the back seat of a Land Cruiser on a very bumpy road, as he headed home for the first time in 22 years: I will not cry.
By Brian Morelli, The Iowa City Press-Citizen
A semester studying abroad turned into much more for a University of Iowa student who received a 2010 award recognizing academic accomplishments while studying overseas.
Lauren Sieben, 21, a UI senior from Naperville, Ill., traveled to Philadelphia to accept the Council on International Educational Exchange 2010 Student Recognition Award earlier this month. She was nominated for an article she wrote about a controversial class required in Spain’s school system during her time studying in Seville, a city in southern Spain.
Interest in the Peace Corps is increasing at University of Iowa, the university’s Peace Corps representative said.
“It is definitely increasing. With the Peace Corps itself, participation is increasing,” Mahy Gall said. “I think there is a renewed interest in the U.S. in community service.”