Thursday, October 27, 2022
student walking street in Korea

From making new friends to acquiring global skills for professional development, hear stories from UI students about their life-changing study abroad experiences in Asia and the Pacific Islands. "World Education: Our Stories from Asia and the Pacific Islands" will take place during International Education Week on Tuesday, November 15, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. (CST).

"Transformations in the Asia-Pacific region have reshaped our socio-economic and political landscape, thus making the need for our students to discover new global perspectives more important than ever," says Cynthia Chou, director of the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies. "As our University of Iowa community of learning continues to grow, we will learn from the stories as told by our students themselves about advancing the frontiers of knowledge and developing cross-cultural understanding. This webinar celebrates international education and the multiplicities of cultures and perspectives that configure our global community of learners.”


Caleb Klipowicz, Department of Anthropology (moderator)

Maddie Godsey, Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures (panelist)

Zhen Zhang (Tina), School of Art and Art History (panelist)

Tegan Daly, Center for the Book (panelist)

Angelina Evans, Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences (panelist)

Kirstine Djerf, Study Abroad (panelist)

This event is co-sponsored by UI International Programs and the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, in collaboration with the UI Center for the Book, UI Department of Anthropology, UI Department of Art and Art History, UI Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures, and UI Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Daniel Vorwerk at, 319-467-1619.


International Programs (IP) at the University of Iowa (UI) is committed to enriching the global experience of UI students, faculty, staff, and the general public by leading efforts to promote internationally oriented teaching, research, creative work, and community engagement.  IP provides support for international students and scholars, administers scholarships and assistance for students who study, intern, or do research abroad, and provides funding opportunities and grant-writing assistance for faculty engaged in international research. IP shares their stories through various media, and by hosting multiple public engagement activities each year.