University of Iowa

Authored by Downing A. Thomas


Dean's Blog: Fostering a deeper understanding of cultures among students

Leveraging the benefits that come from a diverse student population is a key priority for International Programs and for the university as a whole. The diversity of our campus community is an asset that we must cultivate because it enriches the educational experience students have while at Iowa. By deliberately engaging students who come from different walks of life, from different cultural backgrounds, from different parts of the globe, students develop cross-cultural competencies. We must provide them opportunities to learn to function successfully and with ease in global environments. We will accomplish this goal in many ways.

Welcome to the 2016-17 academic year

As we enter another academic year, it’s a good time to ask: what have we accomplished? where are we going? The short answer is that we are ever more committed to, and engaged in, connecting Iowa with the world and the world with Iowa.