In a move to increase its out-of-state and international student enrollment, officials at the University of Iowa are stepping up their global recruitment efforts.
The Asian Correspondent, an on-line newspaper, listed The University of Iowa as one of the “Top ten international universities in the US” in an article posted April 1, 2010.
Listed along with universities like Purdue, Columbia and NYU, the article notes that of the UI’s 30,000 students, eight percent are international students from 104 countries, making for a wide array of students.
By Caroline Berg, The Daily Iowan.
With more than 50 counts of treason against him and five attempts on his life, Zimbabwean farmer Philemon Matibe began writing. What was first a journal of experiential record for the political refugee became a thick book of his life and trials.
Throughout her life, Anne Wallis has dreamt of India. The assistant professor of epidemiology has spent her free time drowning in Indian novels and marveling at its rich religious, cultural, and linguistic history. “Sometimes you can’t explain why you’re interested in one place, except to say that you’re drawn to it,” she says. Wallis’ wanderlust has been satiated – for now – thanks to the UI’s Winterim program, a three-week, winter-break study abroad program that takes students to India to directly learn about the country. Wallis led a class of 15 on a journey into Indian maternal and infant health.
By Matt Cozzi, The Daily Iowan.
For international students, the cross-continental journey usually doesn’t consist of considering intramural sports.
By Sarah Larson, The Daily Iowan
You may not know her, but Joan Kjaer likely wants to know you.
The Iowa City resident is curious about others.
“I’ve just always, always been interested in meeting people,” said Kjaer, who has a warm, motherly air about her. “I’m just always interested in people and their stories. I just like meeting new people. It happens very rarely that I don’t feel some connection with someone.”
By Emily Busse, The Daily Iowan
A new recruitment effort in the nation’s capital could help University of Iowa officials bring in more international students.
For the first time, UI representatives traveled to Washington, D.C., and met directly with international embassies to recruit students.
And fewer than three months after the face-to-face meetings, officials said the trips have already begun to generate results.
For the past 20 years, Maureen McCue lived her childhood dream of becoming a teacher through her work as an adjunct clinical professor in The University of Iowa’s College of Public Health and as an adjunct professor in UI International Programs. Although the Milwaukee native always has had a passion for teaching, many of her personal and academic interests have focused on global health. She has traveled to many countries in an effort to understand, lend support, or respond in some way to the global health challenges facing the area.
In a nearly jobless economy, William Boyd has found an alternative — leaving the economy behind and teaching English in Spain.
The UI senior, who is majoring in Spanish and international studies, is one of a growing number of students planning to become educators abroad.
“I don’t have any firmed-up plans for a job right out of school, and this is my opportunity to master the Spanish language,” he said.
By Rob Daniel
Iowa City Press-Citizen
Fabienne Bertrand said she remembers experiencing her first earthquake when she was 5 years old and living in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
“I saw the television coming,” Bertrand told a group of students at Willowwind School on Monday afternoon. “It’s so weak, guys. It lasted a couple of seconds.”
One freshman from Hungary learned about the UI through his grandparents. A Chinese student heard about the campus through a friend. Another discovered it on the Internet.
Some international students find the UI on their own, but university officials are hoping increased recruitment efforts abroad will help them.
by Sarah Larson
Can one person own a sound?
Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod ask that question in their new documentary, Copyright Criminals, which will première nationally tonight on “Independent Lens,” a PBS documentary series. The film will be shown on IPTV World at 8 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m., Wednesday. Iowa Public Television will also air it at 11 p.m. on Jan. 24.
Joan Kjaer hosts the inaugural production of WorldCanvass.
Click here to read an article about WorldCanvass in “Spectator @ Iowa,” a monthly newsletter for UI alumni and friends.
By Caroline Berg, The Daily Iowan
An invisible cape flaps behind visiting scholar Qian Sun wherever she goes. Not only does the native from Shanghai teach Chinese language classes for the UI Confucius Institute, she also serves as an ambassador of Chinese culture battling against misconceptions.
By Kellie Petersen, The Daily Iowan.
In response to suffering the largest cut in state funding for higher education nationwide, UI officials are looking to bring in more out-of-state and international students than ever.
University officials are actively seeking applicants from beyond Iowa’s borders to cope with the massive cuts, UI Provost Wallace Loh told members of the Faculty Council on Tuesday.