Articles from December 2019

First-generation college student Alexia Sanchez and her determination to study abroad

As we approach the turn of another decade, many reflect on closing chapters, and look optimistically towards new ones that may be beginning. For many students, 2020 is the end of college careers, and opening of occupational doors. With one short semester left of school, students find themselves relishing in the many accomplishments and milestones they attained during their four-year stay. One soon-to-be University of Iowa alumna, Alexia Sanchez, finds exceptional pride in her undergraduate achievements. Born in Mexico, raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Sanchez followed in her sister’s footsteps choosing to attend the University of Iowa to earn her bachelor of arts degree, double-majoring in political science and social justice with a minor in philosophy. With encouragement from their immigrant parents, the Sanchez sisters became first-generation college students.

Tippie to host webinar info session on summer business program in China, Jan. 14

Join a virtual information session to learn more about a two-week, faculty-led business and culture program in China. 

Gilman scholarship info sessions to be held for academic year 2020-21

Staff will introduce you to the Gilman, coach you on how to fill out the application, and will give you insight as to what the scholarship reviewers are looking for in an applicant.

International Parents of the Year 2019

International Student and Scholar Services received so many excellent nominations for the International Parents of the Year award, it became difficult to choose only one recipient. This year, we are pleased to announce two recipients.

King Sejong Institute to offer Korean language classes spring 2020

Students, adults, and children of any language level are invited to sign up for a variety of community classes with the UI King Sejong Institute during the spring 2020 semester.

UI global health studies grad is improving health equity right here at home

Jennie Wonderlin, a Des Moines native, graduated in 2018 from the University of Iowa. She is now a community healthcare worker at Primary Healthcare, Inc. and she gets to put into practice what she learned during her college career.

In the news: Rock Valley graduate talks study abroad

A 2016 Rock Valley High School graduate is making waves at the University of Iowa.

8th annual Fulbright workshop, Jan. 31

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 31, 2020, from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Big Ten Theater (Room 348 in the Iowa Memorial Union).

In the news: University of Iowa senior receives first Undergrad Library Research Award

UI senior Allexis Mahanna won the Undergraduate Library Research Award for studying migration influxes in two Spanish cities. The new award will continue each semester to incentivize undergraduates to participate in research.

Kate Struckman-Johnson, Place of Study: Reykjavik, Iceland

Kate Struckman-Johnson, Place of Study: Reykjavik, Iceland