Articles from October 2023

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Have a disability? You still deserve to study abroad while feeling safe and comfortable!

Monday, October 30, 2023
"Before traveling to Greece, I had heard that it was not as mobility-friendly as America, which made me nervous, but while that was true, I never felt unsafe or like I was unable to do things... The entire experience instead made me so much more confident in what I am capable of accomplishing."
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University of Iowa celebrates International Education Week, Nov. 13-17

Friday, October 27, 2023
International Education Week, which celebrates the UI's commitment to international education and exchange, is taking place November 13-17, 2023.
Marlen Mendoza

Alumna named in Corridor Business Journal’s 2023 Forty under 40 list inspires communities to come together

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Marlén Mendoza (BA international studies, global health, ‘16) is the associate director of external affairs at the Latino Policy Forum in her hometown of Chicago, Illinois, and founder and CEO of Mendoza Consulting, a community development business based in the Midwest.
Josephine Geiger Lee

Connecting Shakespeare to my multiracial background in the heart of London

Friday, October 20, 2023
"Now, whenever I read Shakespeare, I get a new point of connection. They aren’t stories for other people now; they can be stories for me."
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Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Group Presentation Session

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
The Fulbright Group Presentation Session gives students the chance to learn about opportunities for U.S. citizens to pursue graduate or professional study, conduct research, or teach English abroad.  
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International Programs to host Fall Break Meal, Nov. 20

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Community members and UI international students and scholars staying on campus during the fall break are invited to join International Programs staff for a celebration of community and a traditional holiday meal.
Ethan Snee

How soccer taught me about cultural awareness in Rome

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Ethan Snee, communications and linguistics double major, shares insights from his study abroad experience in Italy.
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Rethinking equality, neighborliness, and dignity through Gandhi and Ambedkar: a discussion with Ajay Skaria and Aishwary Kumar 

Monday, October 16, 2023
Join the South Asian Studies program on November 2 for this discussion about Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, key figures in the history of modern India.
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Multicultural Showcase highlight of University of Iowa celebration of international education in November

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
All are welcome to attend the UI 2023 Multicultural Showcase on Friday, November 3, 2023, at 7 p.m. (CDT) in the International Ballroom (2nd floor, Iowa Memorial Union). The Multicultural Showcase is part of Iowa's annual celebration of International Education Week (November 13-17).
Orion Little

Exploring different cultures and perspectives: my semester abroad in Uruguay

Tuesday, October 10, 2023
"In this strange intersection between all my identities, particularly my indigenous one, in a country with as equally varied perspectives on their own indigenous population, allowed me a glimpse into the difficulties faced in representation all across the Americas."