Articles from September 2018

Friendships abroad

School just recently started and as classes began, it gave me the opportunity to meet so many new people from so many different places!

In the news: GREECE: ORIGINS OF HUMANISTIC COUNSELING

Study abroad programs typically focus on undergraduates, but this course gives graduate students—including many who have never traveled abroad before—the opportunity to learn in a different cultural context.

In the news: Short and happy study abroad options

Winter study abroad programs come with a number of benefits.

In the news: Passion for diving, ocean conservation takes Iowa alum around the world

Travel led George Peterson from political science to directing divers at Monterey Bay Aquarium

SIT study abroad info session to be held Oct. 1

UI students who are interested in field-based research projects abroad are invited to attend an information session with SIT Study Abroad on Monday, October 1, 3:30 p.m. in room N171 College of Public Health Building (CPHB).

Study Abroad to host weekly info sessions

Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend one of our weekly Discover Study Abroad information session to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!  

In the news: Mapping the scope and impact of international partnerships

In an era where data is king and budgets are tight, International Programs Associate Provost Downing A. Thomas, in a recent article for IIENetworker, shows how the University of Iowa is using data to better inform strategic decisions and measure international impact as it relates to furthering specific institutional goals. 

In the news: Fulbright Scholar studies water quality in Romania

Barbara Okeke is currently conducting important water quality and water behavior research in Romania as part of the Fulbright Program.

UI researchers study megathrust earthquakes: Quakes are the largest, most devastating on Earth but mostly occur below oceans

The day after Christmas in 2004, an undersea earthquake occurred near the Indonesian island of Sumatra, triggering 30-foot waves that roiled the Indian Ocean as far as East Africa and killed at least 225,000 people in a dozen countries. In 2011, an immense underwater earthquake shook Japan, triggering a tsunami that destroyed the Fukushima nuclear reactor and decimated a large swath of the country’s eastern coast. While earthquakes are common, some, like the megathrust quakes off Indonesia and Japan, are particularly devastating. “On a global scale, they produce the Earth’s largest earthquakes because they occur along the Earth’s largest faults,” says Bill Barnhart, an earthquake specialist at the University of Iowa.

Study abroad: a truly life-changing experience

When I look back on my college career later in life, I know I can reflect on my study abroad trip as a truly life-changing time period filled with extreme personal growth.