Articles tagged with "travel stories"

posted onApr21, 2014
Onalee and two girls

Why study Arabic? In this video, Onalee Yousey, a 2013 UI graduate in political science and international studies, talks about her experience in Morocco through the prestigious Critical Language Scholarship Program.

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posted onApr10, 2014
A girl stretches with her feet out in front of her on the grass

In her third entry, Study Abroad blogger Haley Church reflects on her decision to run a half-marathon in Botswana and how the adventurous but challenging experience mirrors her study abroad journey so far.

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posted onApr9, 2014
A class photo

Students who participated in the course “Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Medicine in India” during the 2013-2014 India Winterim study abroad program share their reflections on the course and their experiences abroad.

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posted onApr9, 2014
Kelsey biking in Sweden

In this video, UI student Kelsey Frisk takes us on an exciting bike tour of her study abroad host city of Uppsala. Get a taste of her experience as she hikes on an excursion, spends an evening at the student union pub, and cycles throughout the town.

Keywords: Sweden, biking
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posted onApr9, 2014
Carl and Claire Stuart

UI alumni Carl and Claire Stuart recently established a scholarship fund to support international travel experiences for students in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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posted onApr8, 2014
Pile of trash on beach

For most students, summers are filled with bikinis and beach balls. However, for one Iowa student, her beach gear consisted of safety gloves and sanitary bags. Blake Rupe, a University of Iowa graduate student from Ottumwa, Iowa, conducted research on the garbage presence in Veracruz, Mexico, specifically concentrating on the beaches near the city.

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posted onApr2, 2014
Haley Church stands at the top of a cliff

In her second entry, Study Abroad blogger Haley Church shares her thoughts on her spring break travels through three countries in southern Africa; Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa.

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posted onMar21, 2014
Elise Prendergast and a young Chinese boy

UI junior Elise Prendergast, who is studying abroad at Peking University, had the opportunity to meet with First Lady Michelle Obama on Friday in China.

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posted onMar21, 2014
Amy Hanson and a women from an India orphanage

"The exposure to the medical world that I received in India was unbelievable. It was like learning a foreign language: I do not think anyone could truly learn what I learned from a textbook or a lecture series."

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posted onMar7, 2014
International Women's Day

International Programs reflects on the achievements and outstanding work of women students, staff, and faculty on this campus who are proving every day that "equality for women is progress for all."

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posted onFeb26, 2014
Haley Church puts up a tent

Study Abroad blogger Haley Church shares her first impressions of life in Botswana. "Being here in Botswana has truly been the experience of a lifetime. I am changing in ways I didn’t know were possible and experiencing things that were formerly reserved for the Discovery Channel."

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posted onFeb24, 2014

Universities are some of the most diverse places in the United States. The fact that at the University of Iowa, there are more than 4,000 international students proves that point. The UI is helping its students take the lead in breaking cultural barriers.

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posted onFeb17, 2014

Pictures of a Maserati car in town have been widely posted on social media platforms. People bet the owner is Asian, and that could be true. In Iowa City, it has become a phenomenon, if not a fact, that the drivers of those Mercedes, BMW and Audi luxury cars are mostly international students from Asia — mainly from China — currently, more than half of the international students enrolled at the UI are from Mainland China.

Keywords: China, automobiles
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posted onFeb17, 2014

The cultural segregation between Chinese and domestic students is one of the emerging issues and tensions that both international students and their domestic counterparts are facing on an increasingly diverse UI campus. In hopes of addressing those issues and identifying others, the UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies next week will lead a first-ever U.S.-China student workshop on the undergraduate experience at Iowa.

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posted onFeb10, 2014

This except is from the blog of Christopher Roy as he recounts his journey through South Africa.

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