Articles from June 2017

In the news: Renewed travel ban appears to exclude university students, but apprehension remains

Monday’s Supreme Court decision largely permitting President Donald Trump’s travel ban is unlikely to affect international students at Iowa’s universities any more than the issue already has, according to officials and attorneys. The court signaled it will this fall take up the broader issue of the president’s authority in immigration matters. And around the nation, universities were reviewing Monday’s ruling that appears to exempt college students, faculty and lectures from the ban.

In the news: UI alum sets sights on Argentina

UI graduate Katherine Will is headed to Argentina thanks to a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Only three UI students have received the awards to go to Argentina.

UI staff co-author chapter on international student employment

Navigating the employment rules and challenges faced by international students can be a considerably complicated affair for students, employers, and university staff. 

In the news: crowdfunding for health care

For nearly two decades, conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has caused hundreds of thousands of people to seek refuge in other countries. Within the last year alone, an estimated 239 Congolese refugees have settled in Johnson County, Iowa. A project to improve health care access for this population is now underway thanks to generous public support provided through a new crowdfunding venture.

In the news: students, not silence, still welcome here

After a particularly contentious election cycle in 2016, the University of Iowa community is turning to visual aides to push for a truly inclusive campus.

Theatre and you

London is amazing place for anyone to experience theatre in a variety of ways that make it accessible for people from all different backgrounds and walks of life. Whether you enjoy classical plays, entertaining musicals, or cutting edge shows, there is something to see. Going on the London Performance Study was a unique experience that allowed me to be immersed in a new culture of theatre and begin to understand how drama can affect personal life.

In the news: UI faculty help African entrepreneurs build businesses in their home countries

Two University of Iowa faculty members recently spent time in Ethiopia and Kenya helping entrepreneurs who participated in last year’s Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) develop their businesses.

In the news: UI alum heads for academic heights

UI graduate Nicholas McCarty is set to pursue a master’s degree at Imperial College in Kensington, London. With a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry, McCarty hopes to continue his studies in synthetic biology.

Studying safely

When abroad, your time in a new country should be organic and personalized, not warped by the consequences of violent and irregular events. It may give you some heightened anxiety, but you can't let it ruin your trip. No one can expand their perspective of the world if they are afraid to explore. Going abroad is about accepting and interacting with a different culture. And that should be the main goal of your experience no matter the circumstances.

Discover study abroad opportunities at the fall fair Sept. 19

Have you considered studying abroad but aren’t sure where to begin? Study Abroad in International Programs invites all UI students to discover global education opportunities during the annual study abroad fair Tuesday, September 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second floor of the University Capitol Centre.