By Lois Gray, University News Services
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 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.
Why Portuguese?– A question that Geoffrey Hilsabeck didn’t always have a clear answer for when he started learning the language in 2008 while attending the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. With the support of a Fulbright fellowship grant, Hilsabeck just finished a year studying Portuguese poetry and teaching a class in U.S. history and culture at the University of Lisbon.
By Cathryn Sloane
This article is from The Daily Iowan.
Most of the 22 South Korean teachers welcomed to the University of Iowa campus on Monday had never been to the United States before.
But not Kim Yong Kik, who previously visited Chicago. He feels Iowa is “more peaceful.”
John Giammatteo, an upcoming senior studying Anthropology at Syracuse University, was a participant during fall 2009 in the University of Iowa’s “Semester in South India” program in Mysore, India. As part of an academic assignment, John conducted a research project in the city of Chennai (formerly Madras) that involved interviewing refugees who had been stranded in India for years during the civil war that raged between separatist Tamil Tigers and the government of Sri Lanka. In November 2009 he also was a student rapporteur and participant in a workshop held in Mysore that delved into the problem of involuntary removal of rural populations in South Asia due to two causes: large-scale development projects and high-impact natural disasters. John is currently in Thailand completing his Honors Capstone fieldwork, researching with Karen migrants in the Thai-Burma border town of Mae Sot.
By Lois J. Gray
Gifted education practices are very different in South Korea than in the United States.
By Scott King
This article was originally posted in the NAFSA blog. It can be found here
This article was originally printed as a staff editorial by the Iowa City Press-Citizen Editorial Board.
Organizers for the “One Community, One Book” program have announced their selection of the book they hope all Johnson County residents will read in 2010: “Gardens of Water” by Alan Drew. The novel tells the story of a devout Muslim family and an American Christian family in Turkey during and after a massive earthquake near Istanbul.