Articles from August 2019

What I learned about myself and others in Ireland

Studying abroad halfway across the world taught me lessons in empathy I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Learn how to make the most of the 2019 fall study abroad fair

With over 40 tables of information presented, the fair can be overwhelming. This event will walk undergraduates through some basic information about study abroad and help students understand how the fair is set up and what they can expect.

Student Reflections on Diversity Abroad: Spain

My name is Isabella Senno and I am a senior working towards degrees in anthropology (gender and culture track), and psychology, along with a Spanish minor. Over the spring of 2019, I was able to study abroad in San Sebastián, Spain. I am not exaggerating in the slightest when I say that this was one of the best decisions I have made during my time here at the University of Iowa.

WorldCanvass season begins with Art and the Face of War: Goya and Tolstoy

Join us on Thursday, September 19, for “Art and the Face of War: Goya and Tolstoy,” the first program in the new season of WorldCanvass. While Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco de Goya and Russian writer Leo Tolstoy were separated by time and space, the two created incomparable masterworks centered on the tragic events of the more than decade-long Napoleonic Wars. We’ll view that momentous period of human struggle and suffering through Goya’s shocking collection of prints called “Disasters of War” and Tolstoy’s novel “War and Peace,” exploring not only the original works but also later interpretations through film and opera. WorldCanvass is free and open to the public. The program is held at MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street, in Iowa City from 5:30-7 p.m. with a pre-show reception from 5-5:30 p.m.

Take your research abroad with a Stanley Award - info sessions Fall 2019

International Programs will host information sessions regarding the Stanley Awards for International Research. The Stanley Undergraduate and Graduate Awards for International Research are given annually to outstanding University of Iowa students for the pursuit of learning activities in international studies and international research/fieldwork.

In the news: from China to Iowa City to the Windy City

Ten years ago this fall, Wenran Xie (13BBA) arrived in Iowa City as a first-year student, uncertain of what the future would hold. A native of China, Xie was on her own for the first time in a new city and new country. But soon she found a new home: the UI Tippie College of Business.

Global internships: UI students gain career experience around the world

Talk about resume-building experiences! A theatre arts major honing her passion for stage management at a performing arts company. A business analytics and information systems student with an interest in environmental issues getting hands-on experience with data analysis at a renewable energy company.  An aspiring music journalist building her music industry network with an internship at a music management firm. A business major living his dream interning at a sports marketing organization. And the icing on the cake? These students are gaining real-world skills in impressive work environments while living in major global cities abroad.

Global internship moves Deja Williams one step closer to her dream career

Aspiring music journalist and University of Iowa student Deja Williams is one step closer to her dream after the summer internship she describes as “the greatest adventure of my life.” Williams recently interned at a music management firm in London, England. We caught up with Williams to learn more.

Devon McNamara on her global internship in Dublin

Devon McNamara recently interned at a communications firm in Dublin, Ireland, where she gained exposure to event planning and management—her intended career field. McNamara recently shared information about her experience in Dublin, as well as advice for other UI students considering an internship abroad.

Three UI Faculty awarded prestigious Fulbright grants

Fulbright grants have a growing presence at the University of Iowa. This year, a record-breaking nineteen students and three faculty members were awarded Fulbrights to conduct research, study, or teach abroad. While the student program has recently achieved more prominence, recent changes in policy for faculty members have made pursuing faculty Fulbrights a much easier process.