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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 onMay29, 2014

Study Abroad blogger Kelsey Morfitt takes us through her first few days of her study abroad program in Prague: "I'm still recovering from jet lag, but Prague is beautiful. Two orientations down, one to go. So far, we've covered a lot of the city on foot and by tram, bus, and the metro (not to mention four flights of cement spiral stairs to our apartment). I was the only student without a suitcase, instead I had a travel pack on my back (35 lbs), and a backpack in the front (15 lbs) which certainly came in handy going up the stairs and over cobblestone roads."

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posted onMay29, 2014

As I write, I am sitting in bed, all of my clothes are packed in vacuum-sealed bags, copies of my passport are scanned, and my alarm is set. Yet here I am, wide awake, eagerly anticipating the big trip.

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posted onMay22, 2014

Ever since I first picked up the novel American Psycho a couple of years ago, I’ve had a sort of infatuation with famous serial killers. I became intrigued at the thought of gaining insight into America’s criminal justice system by studying its British roots – criminology is something that has always captivated me. In just a few days, I will be studying abroad in the United Kingdom in a program called Crime and Justice and Britain.

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posted onMay21, 2014

In this episode:
-What's your favorite American dessert
-Where is one place you would like to visit in the U.S.?
-What was the hardest thing about moving to Iowa?

Keywords: Walk in My Shoes
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posted onMay19, 2014

The University of Iowa thinks it was the first university in the nation to do it. Saturday evening, the UI broadcast the Tippie College of Business graduation ceremony over the web to China, with Chinese commentary and translation.

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posted onMay16, 2014

Several UI students have received funding to study or conduct research abroad in 2014. In addition to the Fulbright U.S. Student Award winners, UI students have received Critical Language Scholarships, Boren Fellowships, and a DAAD Study Scholarship. See below for this year’s winners.

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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 onMay14, 2014

On Saturday’s University of Iowa Tippie College of Business graduation ceremony, family members, friends, and potential international students in China will be able to watch the ceremony through a narrated version of a live-stream broadcast.

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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 onMay8, 2014

In a ruling last month, the Indian Supreme Court gave Indians the right to choose their gender and created a “third gender” category for those who don’t identify as either male or female. Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks to two UI experts about the ruling: Philip Lutgendorf and Aniruddha Dutta.

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posted onMay7, 2014

Eight University of Iowa students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research, undertake creative projects, or serve as English teaching assistants abroad in 2014-15.

Keywords: Fulbright
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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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