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7/31/2009

International Programs’ “Fulbright DOUBLE”!

This summer, International Programs has experienced two Fulbright “firsts”– brought to us via International Programs’ International Student & Scholar Services. Below, reprinted from its web site with the permission of the Fulbright Association, is their report of our first Fulbright story:
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7/31/2009

2009 University of Iowa International Programs Summer Institute for Teachers

The International Programs Summer Institute for Teachers is an annual week-long professional development workshop in collaboration with the UI College of Education and UI Center for Credit Programs in the Division of Continuing Education for K-12 teachers focusing on “what Iowans need to know about the rest of the world.” It allows current teachers and pre-service teachers a chance to explore contemporary global issues. This summer the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights collaborated on the Institute which was open to 25 middle school, junior high and high school teachers.
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7/30/2009

Confucius Institute Offers Family Mandarin Chinese Classes

Anya Drack, 6, runs into her Mandarin Chinese class on a Saturday afternoon this past spring and immediately approaches her instructor, Fan Youxin. The two start playing a patty-cakes game reviewing Chinese numbers. Drack’s excitement comes after six weeks of attending the UI Confucius Institute’s Family Mandarin Chinese Classes for elementary students and their parents.
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