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Life in Iowa is a program designed to assist international students in adjusting to life and the academic system here at Iowa. It includes cultural events, academic sessions, as well as career series. During Fall 2020, we will provide a monthly update of the events. 

Fall 2020 Schedule

August

8/14 (Tuesday): Hang Out with Us: Welcoming New Students, 5:00-6:00 p.m. 
Summer is almost over! Let's hang out! Sign up to join Life in Iowa for a fun conversation with new students and connecting with continuing students. 

8/2 (Thursday): National Geographic: Explorer Trivia Night, 7:00 p.m. EDT (6:00 p.m. CT)
Join us for 60-min of trivia fun and prove your geo-smarts. Play as a solo competitor or team up with family an friends to see if you're smarter than a National Geographic Explorer. This event is free, but registration is required to participate. Use this link to register: https://web.cvent.com/event/5ef4b4c4-314a-4d8b-89b4-7f09c0f2b435/summary...

September

9/8 (Tuesday): Work Visa Options after Graduation, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Come listen and learn from immigration attorneys about different work visa options available after graduation and how you can apply for them. 

9/9 (Wednesday): Job Search Strategies/OPT, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Come learn essential information about OPT work authorization and how you can apply for it! Learn how to more effectively search for a job in the US as an international student.  Job Search Strategies will start at 4:00 p.m. and go until 5:00 p.m. followed by a short break. The OPT session will start at 5:30 p.m. and run until 6:30 p.m.

9/15 (Tuesday): Internship Search Strategies/CPT, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Come learn essential information about CPT work authorization and how you can apply for it! Learn how to more effectively search for an internship in the US as an international student and jumpstart your career! Internship Search Strategies will start at 4:00 p.m. and go until 5:00 p.m. followed by a short break. The CPT session will start at 5:30 p.m. and run until 6:30 p.m.  Zoom Link:  https://uiowa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwldeqvpz0vGdFtNfod6zPj-UlDMg7dE...

9/24 (Thursday): Disabling the Stigma around Mental Health, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
More information to come. 

October

10/14 (Wednesday): Hang Out With Us: Learn a New Language, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Curious about learning a new language? Join us and friends from all around the world as we learn the greetings and farewells of a new language. 

10/20 (Tuesday): How to Handle Racism as an International Student, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
More information to come.

10/27 (Tuesday): Halloween Event, 5:00-6:00 p.m. 
Spooky season is here! Join ISSS and friends for a surprise event. 

November

11/11 (Wednesday): CPT/OPT, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Thinking about working in the US? Come and learn essential information about CPT and OPT work authorization and how you can apply for it.

11/18 (Wednesday): Building Relationships with Domestic Students, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
More information to come.

11/24 (Tuesday): Thanksgiving Event, 4:00-5:00 p.m. 
Thanksgiving is here! Join ISSS and friends to celebrate the season of thanks. 

International Education Week Event.
More info to come. 

December

12/1 (Tuesday): Study 101: How to Ace Finals, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Can't keep your concentration when studying? Join ISSS and experienced students as they give you tips on how to ace your finals.

12/4 (Friday): Hang Out With Us, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
The semester is almost over! Come hang out with us before finals week hits as well as congratulating all graduating students. 

12/9 (Wednesday): Stress and Academic Success as an International Student, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
More information to come. 

 

For more information about these events, email isss-peer@uiowa.edu.