The University of Iowa is one of only four schools in the United States to receive the prestigious 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Named for the late U.S. senator from Illinois Paul Simon, a champion of international education and cultural exchange, NAFSA’s Simon awards recognize colleges and universities that are making significant, well-planned, well-executed, and well-documented progress toward comprehensive internationalization—especially those using innovative and creative approaches.
3/28/2017 - 5:30 pm
University Capitol Centre, Room 1124
Ever wanted to learn Chinese? Now's your chance! Adults and students ages 14+ are invited to sign up for “Survival Chinese” community courses with the UI Confucius Institute. The 8-week course begins March 21, 2017. The course meets weekly on Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the University Capitol Centre. For more information on each class and for registration dates and information, visit the...
3/29/2017 - 7:00 pm
Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A
Make a difference in the lives of others and your own. Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to use your skills to help a community in need, immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us at this information session to learn about volunteer experiences, the benefits (all expenses are paid), have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Returned Volunteers will share their stories....
3/30/2017 - 9:30 am
University Capitol Centre, 1117
This session will introduce participants to the cultures of the eastern African countries of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Participants will learn about the history, traditions, values, and norms of those countries; hear about the day-to-day life of East Africans as told by international students from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda; and have the opportunity to ask questions about their experiences studying at the University of Iowa. Participants may take courses individually, without...