Articles from November 2023

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How four months abroad made me appreciate my disabilities and become a better advocate for myself

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
"While in Chile, I learned a lot about myself and my disabilities... I realized the many skills and traits my disabilities had allowed me to foster, such as the ability to find hope and persevere in every situation."
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CLAS students enjoy fall meal hosted by International Programs

Monday, November 27, 2023
The University of Iowa’s International Programs brought together students and Iowa City community members during its annual fall meal.
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Why embracing your uniqueness abroad is a journey worth taking

Tuesday, November 21, 2023
"I want to take a moment to reflect on how my time abroad has impacted my identity as a member of the LGBTQ+ community who also has hearing loss."
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Korean Studies Research Network hosts event on collective dining and science in Postwar North Korea

Monday, November 20, 2023
Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Sunho Ko from the University of Wisconsin, Madison will present “Feeding the People: Collective Dining and Science in Postwar North Korea.”
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A journey of shaping identity and self-confidence in Rome

Thursday, November 16, 2023
"After my time in Rome had concluded, I returned home with a redefined sense of self and a new confidence that hadn’t shown through as brightly before."
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UI student awarded Fulbright to South Korea

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Laura Evans (BS neuroscience ‘22) is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to South Korea for 2023-24. 
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In the news: DITV: International Education Week

Monday, November 13, 2023
DITV covers International Education Week (November 13-17)

2023 International Parents of the Year

Monday, November 13, 2023
International Programs is honored to present the award for this year’s International Parents of the Year to Mohammad Sayeed Hossain and Nasrina Parvin. Mr. Hossain and Mrs. Parvin were nominated by their son, Rezwan Mohammad Sayeed, a PhD candidate in the College of Engineering, from Dhaka, Bangladesh, for being strong advocates for equal rights movements and supporting Rezwan’s educational journey.  
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Multicultural Showcase attracts hundreds to celebrate culture, community, and global exchange

Friday, November 10, 2023
The Multicultural Showcase took place on Friday, November 3 as part of the University of Iowa’s annual celebration of International Education Week. Around 300 UI students, faculty, staff, and community members attended.
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International photo contest celebrates global education at Iowa

Thursday, November 9, 2023
See the winning images selected for the 2023 International Programs annual photo contest as part of International Education Week (IEW)—which aims to inspire greater awareness of the ways the University of Iowa community can experience international education.