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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 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

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

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Life in Iowa: Work Visa Options After Graduation

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:
Life in Iowa: Work Visa Options After Graduation

Past Events


6/04 (Friday): Virtual Watch Part: "Home:

6/15 (Tuesday): How to Nail an Interview (In person & Online) (View June 15 recording)

6/22 (Tuesday): Time Management and Motivation Building, University Counseling Service (View June 22 recording)



7/09 (Friday): Hang out with us

7/20 (Tuesday): Culture Shock and Reverse Culture Shock, University Counseling Service (View July 20 recording)

7/29 (Thursday): How to Networking Professionally


8/10 (Tuesday): How to Manage Cultural Shock and Acculturation Stress, University Counseling Service

8/20 (Friday): Welcoming new students