In the news: UI alum sets sights on Argentina

Katherine Will

By Marissa Payne, The Daily Iowan

Katherine Will is set to travel from the green fields of Iowa to the mountains and pampas of Argentina for a year.

Will, a recent University of Iowa graduate, received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship award to go to the Latin American country. She is one of 16 UI students to receive a Fulbright for 2017-2018, a record high for the school, surpassing the UI’s 15 Fulbright recipients in 2016.

In Argentina, Will said, she will work as a language-learning assistant in a teacher-training college while also doing a community-engagement project.

For her community-engagement project, Will plans to set up an art workshop in which students can read and design their own comics. The idea came from a Latin American comics class that she took at the UI, Will said. She also had prior experience teaching a comics class at a summer camp.

“I thought it was really helpful to be able to read the comics and see the images along with the words because then if I didn’t know what certain terms were, then with the pictures, I would be able to piece it together,” she said.

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