University of Iowa

Authored by Lois Gray

2/10/2011

UI Political Science Student Returns to Iowa After Study Abroad in Egypt

University of Iowa political science major Dan Olinghouse was sitting in a café in Tarhir Square in downtown Cairo when the Egyptian protests erupted Jan. 25. The 25-year-old UI junior from Ankeny was in his second semester of an independent study abroad program at the American University in Cairo when the historic revolution began sweeping the streets of Cairo.
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2/3/2011

Get to Know… Autumn Tallman – fyi story

Autumn Tallman’s experiences abroad inform the work she does today. She remembers the challenge of deciding whether or not to come out while participating in a high school study abroad program in Israel at age 15. “Being far from family and friends without my usual support system was harder than I imagined it would be,” says Tallman, who has served as a study abroad advisor and program coordinator in the University of Iowa Office for Study Abroad since 2002.
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8/24/2010

UI Receives Grant to Create New Study Abroad Program in Tanzania

The University of Iowa will develop a new study abroad program in Tanzania, thanks to an almost $250,000 grant from the U.S. State Department. It is the first semester-long UI study abroad program in Eastern Africa and one of the first of its kind in the nation. The grant, which will be matched with an additional $139,000 from the UI, is titled “Capacity Building for Undergraduate Study Abroad.”
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8/23/2010

Get to know… Joan Kjaer – fyi story

Joan Kjaer's program, WorldCanvass, debuted last year and is a monthly television and radio series broadcast live from the historic Old Capitol Senate Chamber. The series explores topics that are international in scope and central to people’s understanding of how individuals fit into the global landscape.
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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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8/17/2010

UI International Programs chosen to host Fulbright Gateway Orientation

The University of Iowa has once again been selected as one of only eight institutions in the U.S. to host Fulbright students from around the world for the Fulbright Gateway Orientation. Gateway students will go on to pursue graduate degrees in various subjects at institutions across the United States and the orientation prepares these students for all facets of their American experience.
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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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7/13/2010

Korean teachers visit UI to learn more about gifted education

Gifted education practices are very different in South Korea than in the United States. “Gifted education is a far more established field, both for research and practice, in the United States,” said Laurie Croft, professional development administrator with the University of Iowa College of Education’s Belin-Blank Center. To share some of that knowledge and expertise, Croft is helping organize a July 18-31 visit of 22 Korean teachers to the UI campus and local community.
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