Four Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) have arrived at the University of Iowa where they will spend the next year in International Programs teaching Turkish, Indonesian, Hindi and Arabic and serving as cultural ambassadors for their home countries. The teaching assistants will also take two courses a semester as non-degree students during their year in Iowa.
By Lois Gray, University News Services
University of Iowa students who participated in a previous short-term study abroad program winter trip spend time in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
By Lois Gray
This feature story about our own Joan Kjaer appeared in fyi, The University of Iowa’s faculty and staff electronic newsletter. See the original article here.
By Alison Sullivan, The Daily Iowan
Photo by Haoran Wang
See the original article and a video feature here.
UI incoming freshman Kia Wei stands on the front porch of her house on Aug. 18
International Programs’ Confucius Institute at The University of Iowa will continue to offer Mandarin Chinese classes to community members and families starting Sept. 1.
King to discuss pioneering Iraqi Education Initiative at Aug. 26 ICFRC
Ed Folsom, Roy J. Carver professor of American Literature at the UI, will present “’A spirt of my own seminal wet’: Spermatoid Design in Walt Whitman’s 1860 Leaves of Grass” on Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 3:30-5 p.m at the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A. This event is free and open to the public.
The University of Iowa has once again been selected as one of only eight institutions in the U.S. to host Fulbright students from around the world for the Fulbright Gateway Orientation. Gateway students will go on to pursue graduate degrees in various subjects at institutions across the United States and the orientation prepares these students for all facets of their American experience.
By Lois Gray, University News Services
An estimated 500 to 550 new undergraduate international students will arrive on the University of Iowa campus this fall, making this year’s incoming class the largest ever for international undergraduate students in UI history.
I am firmly convinced that all students should have foreign opportunities whether in high school, university, or law school. Many universities have increased or are actively trying to augment their students going abroad. On the law school level, this could be done by encouraging folks to go after their first year summer, or during intercessions, spring break, entire semesters or a full year.
This is an excerpt of an article that appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Read the full article here.
By David McNeill
This is an excerpt of an article that appeared in The New York Times. See the full article here.
By Jacques Steinberg
IOWA CITY — Like an airline overselling a flight, the University of Iowa extended admission this year to several thousand more applicants than it could accommodate on campus in this fall’s freshman class.
Note: This article appears in The Chronicle of Higher Education and discusses the value of a study abroad experience if a student cannot articulate specifically the benefits he/she received from the experience.
By Ilana Kowarski
WorldCanvass® enters its second season on September 10, 2010, when the topic is “Documenting Humanity: A Sense of Place.”
“It’s a small place but it’s a big place.” So says law professor Peter Shirlow from Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Shirlow isn’t talking about Belfast but about Iowa City, his destination 24 years ago when he won a prestigious Stanley Scholarship to study at the University of Iowa. The Stanley award allowed him to come to the UI for a year’s study and, just as importantly, to Iowa City where he established close friendships that have remained strong in spite of distance and the passage of time.