Articles from July 2018

In the news: Grant expands UI winter course on India water poverty

Graduate students in the Sustainable Water Development Program can now conduct longer projects to continue the work being done in India.

Gilman Scholarship info sessions to be held for Spring and Summer 2019

Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship. 

Info session on navigating the study abroad fair to be held Sept. 17

Learn how to get the most out of your time at the Study Abroad Fair (Sept. 18) and hear Diversity Ambassadors discuss their study abroad experiences.

In the news: Fulbright recipient will combine love for music, Czechia

Grace Coleman, a former UI student, will return to Czechia (formerly the Czech Republic) to teach English at a music conservatory.

UI art students travel world in pursuit of discovery

Creative and research pursuits take graduate students in the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History near and far.

India Winterim course to expand thanks to grant

A water sustainability course offered through the University of Iowa’s India Winterim—a three-week, field-based program for undergraduate and graduate students—will expand its reach thanks to a U.S.-India 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Award granted through the United States-India Educational Foundation.

Short-term study abroad offerings allowed mother of four Heather Cook to study business and culture in China

Heather Cook, mother of four, wife to Andrew Cook, full-time employee at AAB, and online management student through the Tippie College of Business, clearly has a demanding schedule. Even so, she managed to incorporate a study abroad experience to China with the support of her family, scholarship funding (Ann Morse Study Abroad Scholarship and Nancy Hauserman Global Scholarship), and short-term study abroad offerings available to UI students. Cook recently returned from Beijing and Shanghai after participating in the two-week Business and Culture in China course led by Dr. Bob Walker. Cook recently shared some of her study abroad reflections with us.

Hometown Hawkeye: Jeanine Abrons

From her home base at the University of Iowa, Jeanine Abrons uses her unique talents, skills and connections to serve health needs in Iowa and abroad.

When in the middle of the desert… my top picks for Ibri, Oman

When I say I’m “out here in the desert,” I’m not kidding. Someone told me the last time it rained was 10 months ago, but it HAS sprinkled a couple times. All the mosques are constantly praying for rain. Ibri is located just outside the largest sand desert in the world, the Empty Quarter, and as one of my instructors put it, “Ibri is famous for the color brown.”

In the news: UI alumna wins Man Booker International Prize

Translator Jennifer Croft shares prize with Polish author