Life in Iowa is a program designed to assist international students in adjusting to life and the academic system here at the University of Iowa. It includes cultural events and academic sessions, as well as career series.

*All times on schedule are U.S. Central Time. For more information about these events, email isss-peer@uiowa.edu.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Rudia W. Kihura in advance at 319-335-0335.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

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Life in Iowa: Depression Management and Suicide Prevention

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Virtual
Join Dr. Ian Evans from the University Counseling Service (UCS) to learn more about depression management and suicide prevention.
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Life in Iowa: Work Visa Options After Graduation

Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
Experienced immigration attorneys, David Gluckman and Jonathan Moore of McCandlish Holton will discuss work visa options for international students after graduation, including Optional Practical Training (OPT) and H-1B. They will offer practical advice on job search strategies and how to deal with the H-1B quota, as well as options other than H-1B for those who qualify. For more information, contact Lin:  isss-peer@uiowa.edu.

Life in Iowa: Internship/CPT

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 5:00pm to 7:15pm
Virtual
The Life in Iowa program invites all international students to come and learn more about internship strategies and Curricular Practical Training (CPT). The workshop will be delivered in a hybrid format (in-person and Zoom).  Time:  Internship: 5:00 - 6:00 PM Break: 6:00 - 6:15 PM CPT: 6:15 - 7:15 PM Location:  In person: 1117 UCC Virtual: https://apps.its.uiowa.edu/swipe2/site/isss/signin/virtual/lifeiniowainternshipcpt (via Zoom)

Life in Iowa: Job Search/OPT

Thursday, September 9, 2021 5:00pm to 7:15pm
Virtual
The Life in Iowa program invites all international students to come and learn about search for a job and Optional Practical Training (OPT). The workshop will be delivered in a hybrid format (in-person or Zoom).  Time:  Job Search: 5:00 - 6:00 PM Break: 6:00 - 6:15 PM OPT: 6:15 - 7:15 PM Location:  In person: 1117 UCC Virtual: https://apps.its.uiowa.edu/swipe2/site/isss/signin/virtual/lifeiniowajobopt (Via Zoom)