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Mandy Gavin, University of Iowa undergraduate engineering student, studied abroad in Hong Kong during the summer of 2015. She applied for and received several scholarships, including a Global Engineering Scholarship and a Center for Asian and Pacific Studies Study Abroad in Asia Scholarship. Gavin also used the Summer Hawk Tuition Grant to help fund her study abroad experience. Last summer, Gavin worked as a continuous improvement intern at PMX Industries. For this summer, she has secured an internship with Alliant. While interviewing for the Alliant internship position, Gavin feels her study abroad experience helped her stand out, calling it a ‘gold star’ in the eyes of her employers.

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Undergraduate engineering student Carli Brucker studied abroad in Hong Kong during the summer of 2015. To help fund her study abroad experience, Brucker used the Summer Hawk Tuition Grant. She also applied for and received a Global Engineering Scholarship. Brucker pursued a second academic experience abroad through the course International Perspectives:  Xicotepec. The course involved a service-learning experience over Spring Break in Xicotepec, Mexico.

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Qingyang Su, an undergraduate student in the College of Engineering, is an international student at the University of Iowa. Hailing from Beijing, China, Qingyang has embraced the opportunity to learn about American culture, meet new people, and challenge himself through research and teaching assistant experiences.

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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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José Diaz, an undergraduate student in the Tippie College of Business, studied abroad in London through the Undergraduate International Business study abroad program. To help fund his study abroad experience, Diaz applied for and received several scholarships, including the Diversity Ambassador Scholarship. A fourth-year student, Diaz is looking forward to working as a corporate analyst at JP Morgan Chase in Chicago following graduation – a job he feels his study abroad experience helped him land. Diaz currently works as a student assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

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Learn about amazing study abroad opportunities in Spanish-speaking countries!

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Last month, as part of an effort to make study abroad more accessible to U.S. students, the University of Iowa provided 120 UI students with free passports, thanks to Passport Caravan, a program facilitated by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).

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Award-winning India Winterim matches undergrads with India’s best

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I’ve officially been in San Ramón, Costa Rica for one month. It seems fitting to write about what “culture shock” really is.

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I’m living in a country with some of the best cuisine in the world, so why am I craving pancakes?

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