Articles from 2018

Japan Foundation Trip Report, Jiyeon Kang

Friday, December 7, 2018
I was part of the 2017 Japan Foundation faculty tour, “Regional Japan: Culture from the Margins” between July 26 and August 8, 2017. The two-week trip from Tokyo to the town of Sakaiminato in Tottori, to southern Shikoku, and to Kyoto—and many other cities and villages en route—offered me an invaluable experience of being immersed in Japan’s historical and contemporary culture and experiencing both its cosmopolitan and rural regions.

Japan Foundation Trip Report, Luis Martin-Estudillo

Friday, December 7, 2018
It took me a fair amount of reading, but just a few minutes in Tokyo’s Nakano arcade, to realize that, aside from the U.S., Japan is the country whose visual artists have the greatest influence on global youth today.

Japan Foundation Trip Report, Corey K. Creekmur

Friday, December 7, 2018
With the generous support of the Japan Foundation Institutional Support Grant to the University of Iowa, and with additional support from International Programs, I was able to accompany a small group of my faculty colleagues on my first trip to Japan in late July and early August of 2017.

Japan Foundation Trip Report, Elizabeth Heineman

Friday, December 7, 2018
Two of my areas of specialization are World War II in Europe and post-war memory - so a trip to Japan was a natural for me. One of my ambitions is to develop a course on World War II as a global event, which is a deviation from the more typical courses which focus on either Asia or Europe, and append the other theater as a footnote (while neglecting North Africa and Europe's overseas colonies entirely). I have also spoken to an academic press about writing a global history of sexuality in World War II; this trip provided fodder for thought for that project.

7th annual Fulbright workshop, Jan. 25

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Would you like to teach English, study, or do research abroad for an academic year at no cost? Join International Programs for the seventh-annual intensive Fulbright U.S. Student Program workshop on Friday, January 25, 2019, from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Big Ten Theater (Room 348 in the Iowa Memorial Union).

In the news: UI student stumbles on modeling career while abroad

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
While looking for a part-time job abroad, third-year student Danielle Leveille tried her luck in the Japanese modeling industry. Leveille found herself taking up 10-12 modeling jobs a month and a full-time position through her agency upon graduation.

In the news: Language acquisition research earns PhD student top Three Minute Thesis prize

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Tianlu Zhang’s 3MT on learning Chinese as a second language earned first place in 2018 competition

International Parents of the Year 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
This year International Student and Scholar Services received so many excellent nominations for International Parents of the Year, it became difficult to choose one recipient.  So we chose two, and are very happy to announce both.

In the news: Sehgal Foundation’s Jay Sehgal receives University of Iowa’s International Impact Award

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Rajat Jay Sehgal, executive vice president of the Sehgal Foundation and a trustee of the SM Sehgal Foundation, has received the University of Iowa’s International Impact Award.

UI senior Austin Hughes named Rhodes scholar

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
UI senior Austin Hughes named Rhodes scholar and will begin studying English and Japanese language and literature at Oxford University beginning in October 2019.