Articles from November 2021

From Brazil to the U.S. to the U.K.: Finance student leverages Tippie resources and personal background to launch career

Monday, November 29, 2021
Born and raised in Brazil, Gustavo Campos is a fourth-year finance student from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business who will start his career at the London office of Jefferies Group LLC, an American multinational independent investment bank and financial services company, after graduation in May 2022. He will be working as a sales and trading analyst in the emerging markets desk. Gustavo says he was drawn to this career path by a combination of extracurricular activities, internships, and the fact that he was born and raised in an emerging country.
Lauren Smiley in India, where she reported a story

Award-winning freelance journalist on the impact of her study abroad experience

Monday, November 29, 2021
Lauren Smiley (BA journalism and mass communication; Spanish ’05) is an award-winning freelance journalist ( based in San Francisco, California. Writing for publications such as WIRED, The Atlantic, and The New York Times, Smiley feels her study abroad experience in Guadalajara, Mexico, as an undergraduate at Iowa helped her build skills that contribute to her success writing in-depth magazine stories—namely navigating the arrival in a new community with grace and resourcefulness. We caught up with Marion, Iowa, native Smiley to learn more about her study abroad experience and how it shaped her personally and professionally.

UI Fulbright recipients to travel abroad for first time since start of pandemic

Monday, November 29, 2021
The University of Iowa U.S. Fulbright Program awardees will travel abroad, after candidates were deferred because of the pandemic last year.

Joining in community at UI-sponsored Thanksgiving meal

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Over 170 meals were served to University of Iowa students and members of the surrounding community during a special Thanksgiving meal event on Monday, November 22. 

Donor spotlight: Drs. Joel and Sandra Barkan

Monday, November 22, 2021
The generosity of Drs. Joel and Sandra Barkan led to the creation of a scholarship for undergraduate students to study abroad in non-Western countries. Both Sandra (PhD comparative literature ’84), formerly comparative literature professor and associate dean of the Graduate College, and her late husband, Joel, political science professor, had distinguished careers at Iowa and helped to infuse international education on campus.

Grand Opening Celebration of the UI Passport Office was a success

Monday, November 22, 2021
International Programs was proud to celebrate the Grand Opening Celebration of the University of Iowa Passport Office, Wednesday, November 17, in 1111 University Capitol Centre. 

In the news: UI Graduate Student Government starts international affairs committee

Friday, November 19, 2021
The new International Affairs Committee within the University of Iowa’s Graduate and Professional Student Government received its first Director. The committee was made to provide a platform for international students to voice their unique concerns.

Thanksgiving meal for UI students, scholars, and community members

Thursday, November 18, 2021
International Programs, the Center for Diversity and Enrichment, and the Office of the Dean of Students are partnering to host a special Thanksgiving meal for UI students and community members on Monday, November 22. For students who stay on campus during Fall Break week, the meal offers an opportunity for them to celebrate Thanksgiving, eat with other students and community members, and join in community with each other.

Study abroad to host info sessions on humanistic counseling program in Greece Nov. 29

Thursday, November 18, 2021
Learn about an amazing opportunity to travel to Greece with Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and Supervision in the Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education Gerta Bardoshi. 

In the news: University of Iowa International Programs adds passport station

Monday, November 15, 2021
The University of Iowa International Programs office is opening a passport acceptance station on campus for students and community members.