University of Iowa

Spring 2020 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. Spring 2020, we will provide a monthly update of the events. 

January

1/22 (Wednesday): Iowa Caucus Session, 1117 UCC, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Learn how the Iowa caucuses work and how domestic and international students can participate.

1/28 (Tuesday): Job Search Strategies, 1117 UCC, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Job searching can be confusing and frustrating, especially as an international student. This session will cover several strategies for locating opportunities in the United States.

1/28 (Tuesday): OPT Session, 1117 UCC, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Graduating soon? Come learn about OPT and get familiar with the application process.

February

2/4 (Tuesday): Internship Search Strategies, 1117 UCC, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Internship searching can be confusing and frustrating, especially as an international student This session will cover several strategies for locating opportunities in the United States.

2/4 (Tuesday): CPT Session, 1117 UCC, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Graduating soon? Come learn about CPT and get familiar with the application process.

2/22 (Saturday): Super Smash Bros/Mario Kart Game Day, 1117 UCC, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Bored on a Saturday afternoon? Come join us for a fun and competitive game of Super Smash Bros or Mario Kart. Nintendo Switch and Games will be provided.

2/28 (Friday): Late Night: Family Board Game Night, 1117 UCC, 9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Have a free Friday night? Join us for a fun night of various board games. Feel free to bring your own board game from your country if you would like to share.

March

3/11 (Wednesday): CPT/OPT, 1117 UCC, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Come and learn essential information about CPT/OPT work authorization and how you can apply for it.

3/24 (Tuesday): USA Census Session, 1117 UCC, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Learn how the USA census work and how domestic and international students can participate.

3/26 (Thursday): Open Forum: What's your UIOWA story, 1117 UCC, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Everybody here has a different story to tell and no two stories are the same. Come learn about fellow UIOWA students and their experience here at the University of Iowa.

April

4/11 (Saturday): Bijou After Hour Film (Movie TBA), 1117 UCC, 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
After Hours is Bijou's catch-all fiction-genre film series which is dedicated to cult classics, genre films, and recent releases. Join us for a classic dinner and movie night.

4/15 (Wednesday): Egg Coloring, 1117 UCC, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Join us for this fun event and create your own decorative eggs for spring. This event is for all ages, so bring your friends and family.

4/25 (Saturday): Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium Trip, Dubuque IA, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Join us for a trip to scenic Dubuque, IA, a town resting on the Mississippi River, USA's longest river.

May

5/10 (Sunday): Study Lounge, 1117 UCC, 1:00-5:00p.m.
Looking for a nice place to study finals, ISSS got your back.

 

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