Articles from 2021

Russell Ganim

In the news: International Education Week events at University of Iowa will help bridge cultures

Friday, November 12, 2021
International Education Week, Nov. 15-19, serves as a bridge between cultures, if not worlds. It offers all learners the chance to pursue their curiosity about the planet’s languages and civilizations, while providing information about globally focused experiential learning opportunities at home and abroad.

In the news: Despite pandemic, Iowa Fulbright students seeing the world

Friday, November 12, 2021
IOWA CITY — When University of Iowa senior Ajla Dizdarevic learned in March 2020 she was a finalist for a prestigious Fulbright English teaching assistantship to Croatia, her enthusiasm was tempered by the many unknowns and precarious state of the world — plagued by a fast-spreading pandemic.

Roundtable discussion on Authoritarianism to held Dec. 9

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
As a follow-up to Professor Timothy Snyder’s Ida Beam lecture "History and Freedom: The Past, Present, and Future of Tyranny," International Programs, the Department of French and Italian, and the European Studies Group will host a panel of international experts to discuss authoritarian movements in Europe, the Americas, and Southeast Asia.

In the news: Australian ‘Punter From Down Under’ Tory Taylor continues to excel with Hawkeye football

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
The 24-year-old punter came to Iowa from across the world. Now, he’s emerged as one of the best punters in the nation.

COVID-19 reflections from Emily Brown, senior study abroad advisor

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Emily Brown, senior advisor and program director in Study Abroad at the University of Iowa, reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Study Abroad to host info session on faculty-led writing program to Greece - Dec. 2

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Learn about an amazing opportunity to travel to Greece with UI Professor Harry Stecopoulos. Join Study Abroad for an info session on Writing Greece: Art & History in a Mythic Land on Thursday, December 2, at 1:00 p.m., via Zoom.

In the news: US university to provide demand-driven training to 50 Saudi women

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
The US Consulate General in Jeddah, the University of Iowa, and Education For Employment have launched a one-year project to train Saudi women from the western region on entrepreneurship skills in new emerging sectors like IT, real estate and e-commerce. 

Photos celebrate the UI global experience during International Education Week

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
A student’s first glimpse of the ocean during an excursion to the Galapagos. An evening in Seville that inspired a Spanish-learning journey. A welcoming carpet of black-eyed Susans in bloom on the Pentacrest.

22 UI student Fulbright awardees to travel abroad in 2021–22

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
This year’s nine student and three faculty Fulbright winners, along with 13 deferred awardees from 2020–21, will teach and conduct research in more than a dozen countries around the world during the 2021–22 academic year.

Distinguished professor Timothy Snyder to deliver lecture on history of tyranny Dec. 1

Monday, November 8, 2021
On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 5 p.m., International Programs, the Department of French and Italian, the European Studies Group, and the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures will host a lecture from Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor Timothy Snyder, professor of history from Yale University, entitled "History and Freedom: The Past, Present, and Future of Tyranny."