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Life after study abroad
2/11/2013

Study Abroad hosts "Life after Study Abroad" event

Fighting wanderlust after your study abroad experience? Just need more international travel in your life? We hear you! That’s why we’re hosting Life after Study Abroad Wednesday, February 20 from 7:30- 8:30 p.m. in 1100 UCC for study abroad returnees and interested students to learn more about their international options outside of study abroad and after graduation.
Professor Joann (Jo) Eland and students
2/8/2013

UI Students Receive Pain Management, End-of-Life Training Abroad

While many of us took time to relax and unwind over the holiday break, Professor Joann (Jo) Eland, PhD, RN, FAAN, was scrambling to finalize international travel plans while prepping to instruct a class that provides vital hospice and palliative care overseas. On December 29, Dr. Eland and a group of 18 students (11 from the College of Nursing) embarked on multi-day journey that took them from Iowa City, to Chicago, to Abu Dhabi and ultimately to their final destination—a hospice in Trivandrum, India, a city located in the Southern tip of the country—where Eland taught a three-week course titled “Hospice, Pain and Palliative Care.”
 Gigi DiGrazia in India
2/8/2013

Studying disease in India

University of Iowa senior women's golfer Gigi DiGrazia was intrigued by an email she received last August for a class offered over winter break called “Diagnosing Diseases.” DiGrazia, a health and human physiology major, wants to attend medical school, so this was right up her alley. The class would be worth three credits, offered over three weeks during winter break, and students would be working hands-on with doctors and physicians in diagnosing illnesses and other medical situations.
Study Abroad Fair
1/17/2013

Blending Spanish, service learning in Peru

Exploring the rich culture and natural beauty of Cusco, Peru, was just the beginning for Macz Norton when she participated in the Spanish Language and Service Learning study abroad program last summer. This eight-week program combines coursework in Spanish language and Peruvian culture with valuable service learning. The service projects are organized by an onsite company, ProWorld-Peru, which meets with community leaders to develop projects that are both meaningful for students and fulfill a much-needed service for the local community.
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12/20/2012

Student Reflections on Race and Ethnicity: From small town Iowa to China

I was born in the United States, and my parents are from Vietnam. During my first year of college, some people mistook me as Chinese, but most people can guess Vietnamese from my last name. I guess I should have mentally prepared to mistaken as Chinese more because from the moment I stepped into the boarding room, a Chinese lady asked me (in Chinese, of course) to help her read her boarding ticket.
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12/17/2012

Jonathan Simpson - Take the first step

My name is Jonathan Simpson and I studied abroad for a summer in France. France was simply marvelous! I spent six weeks in Chambéry, which is in the heart of the Alps in southern part of the country, and three weeks performing research at the Bibliothéque Nationale de France (BNF) in Paris. I was able to travel a little as well, visiting Omaha Beach, Normandy, Lyon, Geneva, and Madrid to name a just a few. I had always dreamed of going abroad, and the older I got, the less I thought that it might be possible.
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12/4/2012

Globalization: a world of opportunity for Iowa

What do the University of Iowa’s 1,245 Chinese students, Whirlpool appliances from Middle Amana, Johnson County’s cornfields, Kirkwood’s STEM outreach and West Liberty’s Dual Language Programs have in common? They represent some of Iowa’s considerable assets in the world-wide competition for growth and prosperity. Thanks to advances in communication and transportation, globalization means that Iowa is more connected to and affected by world events than ever before.
international and U.S. students celebrate India Night
11/14/2012

Global guests boost local economy

International students and scholars at the University of Iowa contributed more than $101 million toward the state of Iowa’s economy last year, according to data recently released by the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA). NAFSA reports that in academic year 2011-12, international students and their dependents contributed approximately $21.81 billion to the U.S. economy. More than $306 million of that total came from Iowa universities, and while the UI’s international student and scholar population wasn’t the highest of the state universities, the economic impact of UI students exceeded that of the two other state universities combined.
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