Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Community members and University of Iowa (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. The Fall Break Meal will take place Monday, November 20, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (CST) in 1117 University Capitol Centre (with a grab-and-go option available from 2 to 2:30 p.m.).  

“Every year we look forward to this event,” said Associate Director of International Student & Scholar Services Michael Bortscheller. “Not just because it’s fun to talk about food and U.S. holiday traditions, but also, and most importantly, because of the sense of community it engenders. Seeing our international students and scholars from all over the world interacting and sharing this meal with UI staff and Iowa City community members is a joy for which I’m always thankful.” 

The meal will feature turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetarian stuffing, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, dinner rolls, pies, and apple cider. 

Participants will need to register for a specific time slot (ex. 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., or 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.). 

Register here 

Space is limited in 1117 UCC and we request you make a reservation only if you plan to attend, otherwise you will prevent others from participating. 

Sponsored by International Programs and the Office of the Dean of Students, this event is also made possible, in part, due to the generosity of UI alumna Bev Brandau, whose endowment seeks to support programs that directly facilitate interactions between international students and the community. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Shuhui Lin in advance at shuhui-lin@uiowa.edu or 319-335-0335. 


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.