Articles from July 2019

In the news: UI Fulbright scholar to travel to Sierra Leone to study Ebola aftershocks

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Brittany Anderson will use her Fulbright grant to return to Sierra Leone to research the aftermath of Ebola outbreaks.

A Greek winter for the books - Iowa prof. leads writing course abroad

Sunday, July 28, 2019
In a restaurant in Greece, 18 students stood and offered words of gratitude in respect for Eleni, archaeologist and tour guide, who accompanied the group throughout their stay. John D’Agata, faculty leader and University of Iowa English professor, remembers this as a vivid example of the special connection that was cultivated within the small community he helped to organize.

UI professor to teach and conduct research in Iceland as a Fulbright scholar

Friday, July 26, 2019
The University of Iowa is thrilled to announce that Jon Wilcox, a professor of English at the University of Iowa, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar to Iceland for the 2019-20 academic year, where he'll be teaching two courses at the University of Iceland, and researching Viking culture.

In the news: UI student describes her trying times in Sudan during protests

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Amani Ali, a Sudanese-American UI student, relates the story of her return to Sudan in the midst of conflict.

International scholarships and fellowships open house to be held Sept. 25

Monday, July 22, 2019
Are you interested in the possibility of international study, research, or teaching? 

Go-travel-live-learn: advice from UI alumna Jennifer Yerkes

Friday, July 19, 2019
While Iowa City native Jennifer Yerkes (BA art ’93) stuck close to home for her undergraduate career at the University of Iowa, she took full advantage of study abroad experiences to expand her worldview. Those early study abroad experiences—one in Austria, another in Hungary—led to a lifetime of learning, living, and working abroad.

Study abroad to host info sessions on sustainable development program in India, Aug. 16 & 30

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Learn about an extraordinary opportunity to travel to India over winter break and interact with highly acclaimed sustainable development professionals.

New course tackles war, women's rights, and promoting peace in Russia's North Caucasus region

Thursday, July 18, 2019
UI associate professor Irina Kostina wins global curriculum development award to teach new course about the North Caucasus.

In the news: From Iowa to John Hopkins, via Barcelona

Thursday, July 18, 2019
University of Iowa graduate Anya Kim studied the past academic year in Spain on a Fulbright scholarship. The Indianola High School graduate will pursue a joint medical and doctoral degree at Johns Hopkins University beginning in fall 2019.

In Memoriam: Edwin "Ed" Zastrow, Jr.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
International Programs was saddened to learn of the recent death of Ed Zastrow, the executive director of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC).