The University of Iowa

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group of international students
9/12/2014

Working to welcome international students

The University of Iowa Graduate and Professional Student Government will implement the International Student Advisory Board, a panel designed to make international students feel welcome on campus. The board will be run in collaboration with the UI Student Government. The board is still in its early stages, but GPSG President Alyssa Billmeyer said the group hopes it will eventually encourage collaboration among international and domestic students.
Two UI students sit on a batmiddon court
8/27/2014

Friendship breaks down borders

Upon arriving at the UI his freshman year, Yuhao Cai was paired in Stanley Residence Hall with roommate Jared Szabo, an Iowa native who was also a freshman. Szabo, a fifth-year UI senior, says his hometown of Postville, Iowa, is “a really diverse town,” so being paired with an international roommate “wasn’t too much of a shock.” Cai, on the other hand, was nervous his roommate would fit his perception of American stereotypes.
Xi Ma leads a Chinese Name pronunciation workshop
8/22/2014

Professors Get Schooled on Pronouncing Chinese Students’ Names

This week, faculty and staff at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business are learning how to welcome incoming Chinese students—by correctly pronouncing their names. As Chinese students make up a larger share of student bodies at U.S. colleges—and comprise a large majority of the 20% international enrollment at Tippie—administrators are making cultural adjustments smoother on campus, with special orientations for Chinese students, multicultural food events and Chinese-language coaching for professors and staff.
8/25/2010

World Flags Project Now on Display in Seamans Center

The College of Engineering now has a permanent display of flags in the Student Commons of the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences that represents the home nations of students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the college. The flags celebrate the culturally rich and globally diverse body of the College of Engineering community.
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8/20/2010

Scott King on The Iraq Education Initiative Aug. 26

After more than one year of planning and traveling some 12,000 miles round trip, Scott King is seeing the hard work pay off. King, assistant dean of International Programs for International Students and Scholars (OISS) at the University of Iowa, will discuss how the UI is one of the first Big Ten universities to welcome Iraqi students this fall as part of the Iraqi Education Initiative. He will share his insights at the debut of the 2010-11 Iowa City Foreign Relations Council luncheon-lecture series, which begins at noon Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at the Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St. in Iowa City.
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8/20/2010

International students face housing challenges

Before arriving in America, Guan Su Jie, a 21-year-old University of Iowa international student, expected to spend her first week meeting new friends and exploring campus. But two days before arriving in Iowa City, she was told she would be unexpectedly moved to the Lodge, an apartment complex located nearly two miles away from campus. Now, Jie feels she is “missing out on the atmosphere.”
8/13/2010

UI Welcomes Record Number of Undergraduate International Students

An estimated 500 to 550 new undergraduate international students will arrive on the University of Iowa campus this fall, making this year’s incoming class the largest ever for international undergraduate students in UI history. This number is up from 364 international undergraduate students last year, said Downing Thomas, associate provost and dean of UI International Programs, representing a greater than 50 percent increase from last year.
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