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Benjamin bush
Following a longstanding interest in international relations, Ben Bush became interested in applying for a Fulbright after visiting Bulgaria for a conference on fiction-writing last summer. He was recently awarded a Fulbright award to live in Bulgaria and continue his work as a writer. In addition to teaching at Sofia University and running workshops, Bush will examine the exodus of Bulgarian youth and incorporate the impact into the draft of his novel.

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Alexis Finer
University of Iowa Human Physiology & Psychology major Alexis Finer has been awarded a 2017 U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship.

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A record-breaking 15 UI students were awarded Fulbright Scholar Grants in 2016-17.

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Fulbright top producer badge 2016-17
The University of Iowa has once again been named a top producer of Fulbright students for 2016-17, according to the list released Monday in The Chronicle of Higher Education. This is the second  year in a row that the University of Iowa has achieved this elite ranking.

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Timothy Barrett
The Fulbright Lunch & Learn seminar series continues with "Papermaking Path: A Fulbright Fellowship in Japan, 1975-1977," featuring guest speaker Timothy Barrett, director of the Center for the Book and professor in the UI School of Library and Information Science. This event will take place Friday, March 3, from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre.

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diversity scholarship academy
Join International Programs for a new program aimed at helping underrepresented students at the UI apply for highly competitive international education scholarships, grants, and fellowships on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre. 

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The 2016-2017 Fulbright Lunch & Learn seminar series continues with "A Transformative Year in South America: From UI to Venezuela" featuring guest speaker John W. Fuller, Ph.D

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Would you like to teach English, study, or do research abroad for an academic year at no cost? Join International Programs for the fifth-annual intensive Fulbright U.S. Student Program workshop on Friday, January 27, 2017, from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. in 2520 University Capitol Centre.

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Fulbright IEA Japan group - Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan
"Arriving in Japan on a Fulbright International Education Administrators grant in June of 2016, less than a month after President Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima as the first sitting American president to do so after World War II, was a life-changing experience."

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Lauren Darby (MAT ‘15, Social Studies Education) graduated in December 2015, after completing her student teaching in New Zealand as part of the Student Teaching Abroad Scholarship from the College of Education. For the 2016-2017 school year, Darby is overseas once again, this time to Wolfsburg, Germany, where she is teaching American language and culture in 5-12th grade English classes as part of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant program.

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