Articles from January 2020

Fulbright Lunch and Learn Feb. 27 - " A Medievalist in Iceland"

The Fulbright Lunch & Learn Spring Seminar Series continues with "A Medievalist in Iceland: Or, Why Fulbrights Are Good for Faculty in All Fields," featuring speaker Karen Wachsmuth, University of Iowa Fulbright Program advisor and scholar liaison. This event will take place Thursday, February 27, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre.

Fulbright Lunch and Learn Feb. 12 - "Taiwan"

The Fulbright Lunch & Learn Spring Seminar Series kicks off with "​​​​​​​Taiwan: A Beautiful Island for a Flourishing Fulbright Program," featuring speaker Karen Wachsmuth, University of Iowa Fulbright Program advisor and scholar liaison. This event will take place Wednesday, February 12, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre.

Iowa Caucus information event for UI international students

For many international students on campus, the concept of caucusing as part of an election process is new. To help UI international students and scholars understand the Iowa caucus, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) hosted an event called Iowa Caucus on January 24. The event featured visiting professor David Redlawsk, political psychologist, and author of the book Why Iowa?: How Caucuses and Sequential Elections Improve the Presidential Nominating Process.

In the news: UI monitoring coronavirus spread, following health officials’ guidelines amid rising concerns

Following the outbreak of the virus in Wuhan, China, the UI is tracking health officials’ recommendations for maintaining safety.

In the news: UI researcher, international team date the age of Homo erectus settlement

University of Iowa paleoanthropologist Russell Ciochon worked with an international team of researchers to date the last known settlement of Homo erectus, on the Indonesian island of Java, called Ngandong.

Student Reflections on Diversity Abroad: London

Marketing major and first-generation college student Emily Studnicka shares her experiences studying in London.

Classes and Field Study

I had the opportunity to take some incredible classes including windsurfing in the Mediterranean, Spanish cuisine and cooking, and Spanish dance. These classes were in addition to my Spanish language and chemistry courses and were by far the most fun.

Travel, self-discovery, and personal growth

The benefits of my experience abroad are immeasurable and irreplaceable. I learned so much about Spain, Spanish, travel, myself, being open-minded, standing up for myself, my thoughts and beliefs, my habits and culture, food likes (and dislikes), who I surround myself with, how I travel, who I travel well with (and don’t), how I dress, speak, communicate and treat people, and more.

Host family or apartment?

An important decision to make before studying abroad is whether to live with other students in an apartment or with a host family.

Worth it for the food alone

In my semester abroad I tried many new foods. I found some of my absolute favorites while also keeping a healthy distance from others (like the raw cow tongue in the market). There is no shortage of fascinating dishes to try in Europe.