Articles from August 2021

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Dean's Message: Welcome!

Dean Ganim welcomes our newest group of international students to UI this fall.

University of Iowa to host virtual study abroad fair Sept. 13-16

With international travel starting to resume, now is the perfect time to start planning for your study abroad experience by attending the University of Iowa's Virtual Study Abroad Fair happening the week of September 13.

Center for Asian and Pacific Studies to host virtual lecture on the future of Burma - Sept. 22

Join the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies on September 22, 2021, at 12 p.m. for a virtual lecture titled "Protests, Military Coup, and Burma’s Future" with special guest Maxime Boutry, associate researcher in the Center for Southeast Asian Studies from the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, France. 

Opening doors and tearing down Zoom walls - Virtual International Business in the Asia Pacific

In every measurable way, business is booming in Asia. It’s also a leading innovator in some of the most important arenas of the day: e-commerce, entrepreneurship, and artificial intelligence. The Tippie College of Business provided a unique study abroad experience that traveled four different locations in the Asia Pacific: Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Australia. The adventure featured lectures from professors in each of the four locations, briefings from leading businesses in the region, and fun cultural activities.  
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UI faculty Helen Shen wins STARTALK grant

Helen Shen, professor and DEO of the UI Department of Asian & Slavic Languages and Literatures, has been awarded a STARTALK grant for the 2022-23 school year. STARTALK is a program of the National Security Agency, aimed at increasing the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking, and teaching critical foreign languages.

International Programs to host conversation with Dr. Alfredo Vergara Sept. 23

Join us for the first International Programs Global Alumni Spotlight Series of the fall semester featuring Dr. Alfredo Vergara (PhD '93, MS '90, BSE '86), CDC country director and Division of Global HIV and TB program director for Mozambique.

Diversity Ambassador Reflection: Rebecca Lara

This summer, I decided to embark on an adventure by studying abroad- but virtually!
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Diversity Ambassador reflection: Julia Saul

Hi! My name is Julia Saul, and I am going into my second year here at the University of Iowa. I hope to graduate with a B.B.A. with an emphasis in finance, a minor in French, and an International Business Certificate.

10th Annual Charles A. Hale Lecture to be held Sept. 23

Join the UI Latin American Studies Program for the 10th annual Charles A. Hale Lecture entitled "Popular Cosmopolitanism: Cinema, Genre and Mediation in Mid-Century Mexico" delivered virtually by Ignacio Sánchez Prado​​​​​​​ on Thursday, September 23, 6-7:30 p.m.
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Shakespeare’s England from Starkville, Mississippi

I was lucky enough to be a part of the remote-abroad hybrid class during 2021’s summer program here at the University of Iowa, and here are just a few experiences that I believe highlight what was an incredible experience for someone like myself.