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E.g., Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Check out this video to learn about study abroad opportunities for engineering majors at the UI and how a study abroad experience can fit into students’ rigorous schedules.

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Ghada Abdel Aal, an International Writing Program resident from Egypt, will be featured on “Images of the Muslim World,” Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 2520D of the University Capitol Centre. The event is free and open to the public.

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The United Nations Day of Older Persons second-annual celebration will be held Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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By Diane Heldt, The Gazette
Photo by Brian Ray.

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The University of Iowa Institute for Cinema and Culture is featuring popular Latin American comedies that are not usually available in the United States for its fall film series.

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A new Japanese outreach program coordinated by University of Iowa International Programs aims to build understanding and knowledge of Japanese culture and language. The Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) is a program supported by the Laurasian Institution and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, which funds the position of a Japanese cultural ambassador for two years. Yume Hidaka, a Kagoshima native, serves in that role and is available to give programs and presentations on Japanese culture on the UI campus and in communities across Iowa now through July of 2012.

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What: The Myth of McDonaldization: Globalization and Culture Change in a Japanese Community
When: Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.
Where: 302 Schaeffer Hall, UI Campus
Presenter: Keith Brown, Professor of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

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Check out this video to see highlights from the 2008-09 Brazilian Carnival: Music and Dance winter program, offered through Study Abroad.

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UI alumni like Deanna Fei and Geoffrey Hilsabeck have benefited greatly from their international experiences thanks to the support of Fulbright grants. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program gives masters and doctoral candidates, recent baccalaureate recipients, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience.

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From the September 2010 Newsletter

By Katelyn McBride

The number of international students on campus this fall is at a record high thanks to IP’s recruitment efforts. Around 800 new international students are enrolled at the UI, making the total international student population roughly 2,800. That’s almost 9 percent of all students on campus.

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The Study Abroad office sent more than 1,300 UI students abroad during the last academic year, and the goal for this year is for even greater participation.

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Meet Yume Hidaka, the University of Iowa’s new Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) coordinator. Hidaka will be here two years traveling around Iowa to bring a deeper understanding of Japan to students, community members and Iowa residents.

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From the Iowa City Press Citizen.

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The UI Office for Study Abroad will hold its annual study abroad fair Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second floor of the University Capitol Centre, near the south end. All university students are invited to attend to learn about global education opportunities.

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Release from University News Services

“Chaos and Creation on the Pentacrest,” is a new exhibition offering a historical look at the University of Iowa during some of the nation’s troubled and changing years, 1965 – 1975. But it’s a lot more than just an exhibit, featuring the creation of a psychedelic mural, the recreation of a UI dorm room from the 1968-69 academic year, a film series with discussion panels and a children’s screen-printing workshop.

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By Cathryn Sloane
Photo by Haoran Wang
The Daily Iowan

Scott King, director of ISSS, helps incoming graduate students during the Fulbright orientation on Monday.

 

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On behalf of International Programs, allow me to welcome you to the 2010-2011 academic year after what I hope were refreshing and productive summer months. I very much look forward to working with you to support the international research, teaching, and external engagement that you undertake through IP’s centers and programs, international exchanges, linkage proposals, and the new ways you find to pursue academic innovations across collegiate borders.

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By Madison Bennett, The Daily Iowan
Photo by David Scrivner
See the original article here.

Adnan Abdulwahid, 31, walks through aisles in the Bread Garden Market on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010.

 

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Nicholas Vazsonyi, professor of German and comparative literature at the University of South Carolina, will present “Richard Wagner: Self-Promotion and the Making of a Brand?” on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 4:30 p.m. in Gerber Lounge of the English Philosophy Building.

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The University of Iowa Opera Studies Forum, part of International Programs, will present a series of six lectures coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theatre screenings.

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By Alicia Hatch, The Daily Iowan
See the original article here.

The University of Iowa has seen a substantial increase over the last five years in the number of students studying abroad in the Middle East, mirroring a national trend.

Only five students traveled to that region five years ago; last year, the number ballooned to 55.

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University News Services

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.

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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.

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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.

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