Articles from August 2017

In the news: Fashion as fine art: African expression

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Associate Professor Victoria Rovine will deliver a lecture at Art Building West to address the innovations and history of African fashion design.

International Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships Open House to be held Sept. 28

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Are you interested in the possibility of international study, research, or teaching? Please join International Programs for our International Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships Open House to learn how you can apply for different types of merit-based awards. The event will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the International Commons, 1117 University Capitol Centre.

Korean cooking class fall series to begin Sept. 8

Friday, August 25, 2017
Do you want to try cooking Korean food? Learn about Korean culture while making Korean food at one of several cooking classes offered by the King Sejong Institute at the University of Iowa.

In the news: UI International Writing Program celebrates 50 years of writing without borders

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The International Writing Program’s Opening Party encapsulates the program’s storied 50-year history.

UI undergraduate awarded prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Thursday, August 17, 2017
UI undergraduate Allison Schafer has been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to intern abroad this semester.

Study Abroad to host India Winterim info sessions Sept. 6 & 7

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Study Abroad and International Programs will host an information session on its winter program India Winterim, on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:30 a.m. and September 7 at 2:00 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre. 

Q&A with Qingyang Su about his experience as an international student at the University of Iowa

Friday, August 11, 2017
Qingyang Su, an undergraduate student in the College of Engineering, is an international student at the University of Iowa. Hailing from Beijing, China, Qingyang has embraced the opportunity to learn about American culture, meet new people, and challenge himself through research and teaching assistant experiences.

Semi-profound travel advice for your wanderlust

Friday, August 11, 2017
In this amateur blog post lies some of the most profound travel advice you may ever receive. Here lies advice on par with that of Anthony Bourdain and the great Rick Steves. Hold on to your hats, folks. Prepare to have your mind blown and your life changed forever…

Locked up abroad ; )

Friday, August 4, 2017
I chose to study abroad because I knew if I didn’t go for it I would always regret it. I wanted to be completely immersed in a Spanish speaking country and I wanted to live with a host family. I chose to study abroad to meet some of our neighbors in Chile, and hopefully to learn something about myself. Also the empanadas. 

In the news: Segre wins curriculum development award

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Lisa Segre, PhD and associate professor at UI’s College of Nursing, was recently bestowed with a Global Curriculum Development Award for her proposal to substantially revise the course material for “Human Development and Behavior.” The award is funded through International Programs and the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization.