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Ian Dunshee
The UI honors seminar that Ian Dunshee attended his freshman year set the stage for his future research and Fulbright award.  Combining his interests in anthropology and geospatial technology, Dunshee hopes to pave the way for tourism, education, preservation, and research in the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe in the Lesser Antilles.

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Victor Diaz
Victor Diaz understands the importance of learning languages and understanding culture. As a 2017-18 Fulbright finalist, he looks forward to encouraging students in Mexico to create original works of theatre and identify with the English language. Diaz studied abroad in India through the India Winterim program, and has since continued to pursue his desire to become an educator.

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Kache Claytor
Des Moines native Kaché Claytor fused her academic interest in journalism and Spanish to share stories of people of color and understand how race is defined in different cultures. While in Colombia, Claytor will teach English, lead writing workshops, and research the African diaspora in Latin America.

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Drew Calvert
Andrew Calvert looks forward to using his grant for research about American history abroad to inform the novel he is working on set in the Philippines. Calvert says he also looks forward to exposure to a new community of writers.

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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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A Half-Century of Japanese Writers in Iowa: Writing and Translating at the International Writing Program, 1967-2017

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Jessica Pouchet
UI International Programs and the African Studies Program invite you to attend an upcoming event titled "Conservation and Conversation: Ethnographic Research in a Biodiversity Hotspot in Tanzania." Featuring guest speaker Jessica Pouchet from Northwestern University, this event will take place on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, from 11 a.m. -12:15 p.m. in 60 Schaeffer Hall. 

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Fulbright top producer badge 2016-17
The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, in cooperation with the Institute of International Education, are pleased to announce the launch of the 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Student Program application cycle. Since 1946, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program has provided future American leaders with an unparalleled opportunity to study, conduct research and serve as English teaching assistants abroad in order to build relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards over 1,900 grants annually and currently operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.

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ESG Lecture
The European Studies Group will present a guest lecture by Yasemin Mohammad, an assistant professor in the UI Department of German, on "Confronting Transnational Histories Violence, Protests, and Migration in Aras Ören’s Unexpected Visitor" at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 14 in 315 Phillips Hall.  The event is free and open to the public.

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Not your ordinary international experience
The Study Abroad Office, Peace Corps, the School of International Training (SIT), and International Fellowships will hold an upcoming informational session "Not Your Ordinary International Experience." This event is free and open to the public, and will take place from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in 1117 University Capitol Centre. 

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