Articles from March 2021

In the news: Study abroad prioritizes virtual experiences, bringing back travel in the fall

International Programs develops new virtual global experiences and aims to send students abroad again in the fall.

Paige Ho on her sense of community at the University of Iowa

Paige Ho, double-major in journalism and marketing from Vietnam, calls the University of Iowa her ‘home away from home.’ The honors student is heavily involved on campus through leadership roles in student organizations and student employment. She kindly shared thoughts about her UI experience.

Kirkwood and University of Iowa to co-host recruitment event, Apr. 21

Are you an international student, immigrant, or English language learner (ELL) considering the University of Iowa?* Attend a special virtual recruitment event “Iowa, Kirkwood, and You: Finding a Pathway to the University of Iowa," Wednesday, April 21, from 7-8 pm. Co-sponsored by Kirkwood Community College and International Programs at the University of Iowa, students will hear from UI admissions staff, financial aid representatives, spokespeople from the STEM fields, and a student panel about the strengths of coming to the University of Iowa.

Fond memories of study abroad in Rome, Italy, from Hannah Huzzey

Hannah Huzzey, University of Iowa undergraduate from Driftwood, Texas, recently studied abroad in Rome and graciously agreed to share her reflections with International Programs. The honors student is double-majoring in ancient civilizations and classical languages.

UI hosts 8th annual Fulbright Week - Apr. 5-9

Would you like to teach English, study, or do research abroad for an academic year at no cost?

In the news: University of Iowa alumni create podcast linking the U.S. and Germany

University of Iowa alumni and sisters, Erin and Shannon Huebscher, share stories about traveling and life abroad.

Gandhi at 150 on April 16 WorldCanvass

Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most original, impactful, and complex figures of the 20th century.  Revered around the world for his activism, self-sacrifice, and nonviolent methods of confronting a repressive colonial power, Gandhi remains a much-admired figure today.  Gandhi may be best known in America for the influence his teachings on nonviolence had on leaders of the civil rights movement.  But the story of the man and his legacy is layered and not without its contradictions.  Our guests on the April 16 WorldCanvass will reflect on Gandhi at 150.  This event will foreshadow the Provost’s Global Forum planned for November 2021 on “The Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi at 150: Nonviolence, Race, and Politics.”  Join us for this virtual WorldCanvass on April 16 from 5:30-7 p.m.  Free and open to all, the program will be aired on Zoom and on Facebook Live.

Critical Language Scholarship winner Abigail Martin to study virtually in Jordan

University of Iowa student Abigail Martin has been awarded a 2021 U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) for a summer virtual intensive language and cultural program in Arabic.

Become a United Nations College Ambassador!

The Iowa United Nations Association is proud to offer students at colleges and universities throughout Iowa the opportunity to join their advocacy efforts in support of the United Nations work on human rights, global health, sustainable development, gender equity, and climate action. The Iowa UNA will offer up to 20 students the opportunity to serve as College Ambassadors. Selected students will each receive $500 as a stipend. During this 8-month program, ambassadors will work with the Debra DeLaet, Executive Director of the Iowa UNA, and other volunteer leaders to amplify our advocacy messages on their home campuses and through their social media networks.

Sydney Nguyen on her sense of community at the University of Iowa

Sydney Nguyen, English and creative writing major from Vietnam, has already made a large impact on campus in just her second year of her undergraduate career. That involvement has helped her to thrive as a student and gain a sense of community at the University of Iowa.