The University of Iowa

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Patrick Schwartzhoff
9/1/2021

UI medical student Patrick Schwartzhoff on the many benefits of studying abroad

Patrick Schwartzhoff, University of Iowa medical student, recently returned from a summer study abroad experience in Natal, Brazil, where he studied infectious disease issues. Schwartzhoff feels study abroad helped him become “a more cognizant and involved global citizen,” and that the critical thinking skills developed in Brazil will improve his clinical work in the future.
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University of Iowa student Matthew Hsieh
7/16/2021

Award-winning study abroad video by Matthew Hsieh, University of Iowa student

Honors student and marketing major Matthew Hsieh recently won the Innovative Student Video Award from GoAbroad for his film, “Paris – La Nouvelle Experience” based on his study abroad experience in Paris, France, during the Spring 2020 semester. While Hsieh’s time in Paris was cut short due to COVID-19, he says studying abroad is one of the best decisions he has made.
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Screenshot from a live tour of Venice, Italy
7/13/2021

Jason Yu on his recent (virtual) study abroad experience

University of Iowa student Changhyuk (“Jason”) Yu hoped to incorporate a study abroad experience before his intended graduation in December 2021. COVID-19 travel restrictions led Yu to explore virtual study abroad options and the Summer 2021 course offering titled Virtual International Business in Italy caught his eye. The course offered a chance to learn more about the European Union and it also fulfilled two Tippie graduation requirements: an elective for his finance major and a Tippie RISE component.
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Emily Gumal
7/6/2021

Virtual study abroad in England: Reflections from Emily Gumal

An exciting lineup of summer virtual study abroad offerings attracted nearly 100 University of Iowa students. Course topics included international business in Italy, women’s empowerment in the Dominican Republic, and cultures of Spain. After reviewing the virtual study abroad course options, Emily Gumal chose Shakespeare’s England. She found it to be a great experience and would recommend it to other students. Learn more about Gumal’s experience.
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6/18/2021

UI Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honors Society for International Scholars Receives the Outstanding Chapter Award

The Alpha Tau chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honors Society for International Scholars at the University of Iowa recently received the Eileen Evans Outstanding Chapter Award. “The award is to recognize outstanding service to the Society, significant chapter growth and development, and exemplar programming to promote international education,” said Yashwant Prakash Vyas, president and chapter coordinator.
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