Articles from April 2018

How a Subway sandwich made me realize my language growth

Coming to Uruguay, the only sort of background I had in Spanish was a few short Duolingo sessions on the plane ride there. I figured it would be a “learn as you go” type of experience. Needless to say, my first day in Uruguay was somewhat of a reality shock for me, when I attempted to greet my non-English speaking host family and could only smile and nod.

UI student Emma Genesen receives a Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship award to Taiwan

UI student receives a Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship award to Taiwan

In the news: WorldCanvass hosts discussion on environmental policies and the future

WorldCanvass hosted experts in climate science and the environment to discuss policies in the U.S. and around the world to help the environment.

How studying abroad is allowing me to grow as a journalist

One of the main reasons I chose to study abroad in Prague was because of the courses my program, CEA, offered. Anglo American University (AAU) had a vast list of journalism courses to choose from, so I knew that by studying there, I would not only be growing as a person while abroad, but as a journalist too.

UI student receives a Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship award to Indonesia

UI student receives a Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship award to Indonesia

Reflections on Race and Ethnicity Abroad: South Africa

T'Shailyn Harrington reflects on her IES internship as a marketing and public relations coordinator at the Cape Town Science Center.

The Biggest Adventure: the Homestay

The second week of the program, every student is assigned a family to live with. Most are inside the walls of the Old Medina itself, while a handful are close outside. I happened to be one of those students, residing in a lovely apartment in Hay Hassan, the next neighborhood south.

UI student awarded 2018-19 DAAD research grant to Germany

Scott Olson, a PhD candidate in anthropology at the UI, is the winner of a 2018-19 Research Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Olson's research in Germany will focus on LGBTQ activists in Berlin, specifically the way German activists are creating transnational LGBTQ rights and justice movements through interpretations of queer history. 

Hometown Hawkeye: Elle Wignall

Hometown Hawkeye Elle Wignall talks about the influence of her study abroad experience on her writing career.

Hometown Hawkeye: Andrew Broderick

Hometown Hawkeye Andrew Broderick talks about his path to the UI Physical Therapy program and how his study abroad experience as an undergraduate student confirmed his interest in physical therapy as a career.