Articles from September 2020

Study abroad hosts virtual info sessions fall 2020

Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!  

"Pursuing Racial Justice" the theme of October 22 WorldCanvass

The United States is undoubtedly undergoing a period of reckoning over race, not only a reexamination of our historical past, but a present-day challenge to what many perceive as institutional racism, injustice in policing and judicial systems, inequality of opportunity based on race and ethnicity, and a lack of diversity in our public institutions which serves to perpetuate inequities and minimize the claims of those who feel underrepresented. We invite you to join us on Thursday, October 22, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., for “Pursuing Racial Justice,” the first program in the 2020-2021 season of WorldCanvass. 

In the news: University of Iowa international students contend with online curriculum and time differences

With a hybrid instruction at the UI for the fall semester, international students chose to stay in the US or travel back to their home countries.

Virtual Homecoming messages 2020

Virtual Homecoming is a chance to keep the Hawkeye spirit alive abroad by sharing a homecoming message with the UI community, regardless of where you are in the world.

In the news: Webinar series highlights voices from Asia to understand pandemic as a global Event

When some Asian countries experienced the outbreak of coronavirus in January 2020, most people living in other parts of the world had thought it to be somebody else’s problem. This mindset persisted after the infectious disease of COVID-19 became a pandemic.

Anibal Mares Marquez reflects on career gains as a result of his study abroad experience

Anibal Mares Marquez (BBA accounting ’20), risk assurance associate at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), recently took some time to reflect on the impact of his study abroad experience as an undergraduate at the University of Iowa. Anibal studied in Paderno del Grappa, Italy, through CIMBA, and was the recipient of a Diversity Ambassador Scholarship.

Virtual Gilman scholarship info sessions to be held for academic year 2021-22

Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship. Applications are now being accepted for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021.

UI Fulbrighter on COVID and the importance of global exchange

University of Iowa grad and 2019-20 Fulbright awardee Erik Ovrom looks back at some of the highlights from his year in teaching in Mexico City.

International scholarship/fellowship open house to be held Sept. 21

Join International Programs for our International Scholarships and Fellowships Open House to learn how you can apply for different types of merit-based scholarships, such as the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Stanley Awards for International Research, and many others! 

Study abroad to host info sessions on Freiburg, Germany - Sept. 9 & 10

UI students who are interested in studying abroad in Germany are invited to attend an information session on the Academic Year in Freiburg program.