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Lauren Smiley at Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico City
11/29/2021

Award-winning freelance journalist on the impact of her study abroad experience

Lauren Smiley (BA journalism and mass communication; Spanish ’05) is an award-winning freelance journalist ( https://laurensmiley.contently.com/ ) based in San Francisco, California. Writing for publications such as WIRED, The Atlantic, and The New York Times, Smiley feels her study abroad experience in Guadalajara, Mexico, as an undergraduate at Iowa helped her build skills that contribute to her success writing in-depth magazine stories—namely navigating the arrival in a new community with grace and resourcefulness. We caught up with Marion, Iowa, native Smiley to learn more about her study abroad experience and how it shaped her personally and professionally.
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Drs. Joel and Sandra Barkan
11/22/2021

Donor spotlight: Drs. Joel and Sandra Barkan

The generosity of Drs. Joel and Sandra Barkan led to the creation of a scholarship for undergraduate students to study abroad in non-Western countries. Both Sandra (PhD comparative literature ’84), formerly comparative literature professor and associate dean of the Graduate College, and her late husband, Joel, political science professor, had distinguished careers at Iowa and helped to infuse international education on campus.
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