University of Iowa

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2/17/2011

UI conference will explore INdIA Winterim experiences Feb. 19

The University of Iowa INdIA Winterim study abroad program will organize a student-moderated conference to allow over 125 recent student participants and instructors to share various aspects of their program experience. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in Room W151, Pappajohn Business Building, and is free and open to the public.
2/10/2011

UI Political Science Student Returns to Iowa After Study Abroad in Egypt

University of Iowa political science major Dan Olinghouse was sitting in a café in Tarhir Square in downtown Cairo when the Egyptian protests erupted Jan. 25. The 25-year-old UI junior from Ankeny was in his second semester of an independent study abroad program at the American University in Cairo when the historic revolution began sweeping the streets of Cairo.
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2/3/2011

Get to Know… Autumn Tallman – fyi story

Autumn Tallman’s experiences abroad inform the work she does today. She remembers the challenge of deciding whether or not to come out while participating in a high school study abroad program in Israel at age 15. “Being far from family and friends without my usual support system was harder than I imagined it would be,” says Tallman, who has served as a study abroad advisor and program coordinator in the University of Iowa Office for Study Abroad since 2002.
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2/2/2011

UI Student Chooses To Stay in Egypt Despite Ongoing Protests

A University of Iowa student studying in Egypt is safe, and he has decided to stay in the country, even as protests continue, UI officials said Tuesday. The student, who is enrolled at the American University in Cairo, has spoken with his parents, who subsequently contacted UI staff, said Downing Thomas, the dean of International Programs.
1/20/2011

UI Offers New Study Abroad Program

Instead of staring at a PowerPoint presentation, Introduction to International Relations students could soon be gazing onto the beaches of Normandy. University of Iowa students will no longer have to wade through all their general-education requirements in classrooms overlooking the Pentacrest. Instead, they’ll have the opportunity to take in London, Paris, or Florence.
12/2/2010

UI Students Find Ways to Study Abroad Despite Economy

By Nina Earnest, The Daily Iowan

Despite harsh economic times, University of Iowa students are continuing to find the means to study overseas.

Nationwide, the number of students who studied abroad for credit dropped slightly in 2008-09—the first time such a decrease has occurred...

11/22/2010

UI Senior One of 32 Nationwide Named Rhodes Scholar

Renugan Raidoo, 20, a University of Iowa senior known as both a budding scientist and an altruistic activist, was among 32 people announced Sunday as 2011 Rhodes Scholars. The last time a UI student received this distinction was in 1993. Raidoo, of Sioux Falls, S.D., who emigrated with his family from South Africa, is majoring in chemistry and anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is a Presidential Scholar at Iowa and a Goldwater Scholar and has presented research in Germany, California and Iowa. He has also worked as a staff member at the UI Honors Program for several years.
11/22/2010

UI Senior Named Rhodes Scholar

A senior at the University of Iowa has been named a Rhodes Scholar and will study at the University of Oxford in England next year. Renugan Raidoo, 20, a senior in chemistry and anthropology from Sioux Falls, S.D., was selected as one of 32 American college students for the award by the Rhodes Trust. A Rhodes Scholarship, which provides all expenses for two or three years of study at Oxford as well as a stipend for living expenses and transportation to and from England, is arguably the “most famous academic award available to American college graduates,” according to a news release.
11/14/2010

UI international undergraduate enrollment surges, study abroad continues to grow

International student enrollment at the University of Iowa is growing faster than national trends, especially among undergraduates, and the percentage of UI students studying abroad continues to climb. This is according to data released today by the UI International Student & Scholar Services and the UI Office for Study Abroad in conjunction with the Open Doors Report.