Life in Iowa

Spring 2018 Schedule

Life in Iowa is a program designed to assist international students to get adjusted to life and the academic system here at Iowa. It includes cultural events, academic sessions, as well as career series. Fall Spring 2018, we will provide a monthly update of the events. 

January

1/29 (Monday): Ice Breakers, 1117 UCC, 4:00-5:00p.m.
Come "warm up" and meet students from different corners of the world 

February

2/5 (Monday): OPT Session, 1117 UCC, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Graduating soon? Come learn about OPT and get familiar with the application process.

2/5 (Monday): Internship Search Strategies, 1117 UCC, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Internship search can be confusing and frustrating, especially as an international student. This session will cover several strategies for locating opportunities in the United States.

2/6 (Tuesday): CPT Session, 1117 UCC, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Come and learn essential information about CPT work authorization and how you can apply for it.  

2/6 (Tuesday): Search Strategies & Gaining Experience, 2520D UCC, 5:0-6:00 p.m.
Job search can be confusing and frustrating, especially as an international student. This session will cover several strategies for locating opportunities in the United States 

2/7 (Wednesday): Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviewing, 2390 UCC, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Learn what employers look for in a high-quality US-style resume and cover letter. Understand the difference between a resume and a CV in the US. Impress the interview and highlight your best qualities - learn how to interview with confidence and ease. Discuss typical questions in U.S.-based interviews and practice your interviewing skills. 

March

3/16 (Friday): Midwestern Food Tasting, 1117 UCC, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

3/31: Volleyball Tournament, Field House, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

April

4/7 (Saturday): Dodgeball Tournament, Field House, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

4/10 (Tuesday): CPT & OPT, 1117 UCC, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

4/19 (Tuesday): Eggs Colouring, 1117 UCC, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

4/21 (Saturday): Kalona Historical Village Trip, 11:00 a.m. -2:30 p.m.

Check your email for more information on transportation prior to the date.

May

5/5 (Saturday): Study Lounge, 1117 UCC, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Looking for a nice place to study finals, ISSS got your back.

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