Articles from January 2024

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In the news: Leafing through literary genres at the UI

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
In this piece about English and creative writing classes at Iowa, our faculty-led study abroad programs are discussed as part of the breadth of courses offered here.
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A transatlantic collaboration in creative writing leads to bilingual podcast

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Walid Rachedi initiated a collaboration between Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program and Paris 8 University’s MFA Program in creative writing, which went from virtual exchange to nonfiction podcast in English and French.
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Record number of faculty-led study abroad programs offered through University of Iowa this summer

Monday, January 29, 2024
Study Abroad works closely with faculty from across disciplines to develop unique summer programs where students can earn UI credit while traveling abroad.
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How I learned to embrace the unknown and thrive in New Zealand

Thursday, January 25, 2024
"Studying abroad is not about comparing your journey to others, but rather reflecting on your own, unique discoveries including another culture and learning a bit more about yourself."
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Four University of Iowa students awarded Gilman scholarships to study abroad

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Four students from the University of Iowa have been granted a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
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International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) to host 2024 spring recruitment events 

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
ISAB advocates for improving the international student experience and creating a campus environment more inclusive to international students.
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Gilman scholarship info sessions to be held Feb. 7 – Feb. 28

Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Staff will introduce you to the Gilman, coach you on how to fill out the application, and let you know what scholarship reviewers are looking for in an applicant. 

The power of solidarity: how I experienced LGBT+ acceptance and support in France

Monday, January 22, 2024
"Would I truly be accepted by this program, these new people, this new country? The answer I found, very quickly after my arrival in France, was yes. A resounding, whole hearted yes."
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University of Iowa international students contributed over $66 million to economy

Thursday, January 18, 2024
During the 2022-23 academic year, international students studying at the University of Iowa contributed $66.3 million to the economy and supported 572 jobs.
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Being exposed to diverse perspectives and identities in Greece

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
"I was the first of my family to spend a long period of time abroad and that came with a lot of uncertainty... I was unsure how I was going to be perceived as a Black and Native American woman, but to my surprise, Greece had more diversity than I imagined, and I felt very accepted."