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Alexia Sanchez, University of Iowa student
12/30/2019

First-generation college student Alexia Sanchez and her determination to study abroad

As we approach the turn of another decade, many reflect on closing chapters, and look optimistically towards new ones that may be beginning. For many students, 2020 is the end of college careers, and opening of occupational doors. With one short semester left of school, students find themselves relishing in the many accomplishments and milestones they attained during their four-year stay. One soon-to-be University of Iowa alumna, Alexia Sanchez, finds exceptional pride in her undergraduate achievements. Born in Mexico, raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Sanchez followed in her sister’s footsteps choosing to attend the University of Iowa to earn her bachelor of arts degree, double-majoring in political science and social justice with a minor in philosophy. With encouragement from their immigrant parents, the Sanchez sisters became first-generation college students.
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Students from Garner Elementary learning about birds
12/2/2019

International Travel Award highlight: Ted Neal

In June, Ted Neal, associate professor of science education and former wildlife camp instructor, travelled to São Paulo, Brazil, to present his research on informal learning environments and immersive inquiry. Neal received funding to pursue international education from the University of Iowa’s International Travel Award. The grant supports international travel for research, creative activity, and active participation from university tenured, tenure-track, clinical, or research faculty members looking to travel internationally.
Downing Thomas
12/2/2019

A decade of deanship for International Programs: Downing Thomas to return to faculty position after more than 10 years representing the UI on an international stage

When Downing Thomas ends his tenure as associate provost and dean of International Programs at the end of the semester, he’ll be making two significant shifts in his life. Professionally, Thomas will return to teaching French literature as a professor in the Department of French and Italian in the College of Arts and Sciences, effective Dec. 31. The second significant shift in his life is personal. Thomas and his wife, Joy, are expecting a baby in December.
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Image of an Omani desert landscape with text overlay that says "Critical Language Scholarship Experience in Oman"
6/24/2019

UI graduate Alex Bare reflects on his global experiences as an undergraduate

UI graduate Alex Bare sat down with International Programs recently to talk about his Critical Language Scholarship program experience in Oman and his study abroad experience in Bolivia. Bare's international journey continues, as he is currently in Colombia as a result of receiving a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award.
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