The University of Iowa

UI kicks off International Education Week celebration

November 13th, 2012

By Cassidy Riley, The Daily Iowan

The University of Iowa failed to place on a national list of top 25 schools attracting foreign students despite UI expenditures totaling more than $130,000 each year on international recruitment.

However, officials maintain the UI has a strong program that attracts a variety of students.

The 2012 Open Doors Report was released Monday, ranking the top 25 schools attracting foreign students, among other lists. The Institute of International Education publishes the Open Doors Report each year based on statistical surveys of campuses regarding international students in the United States.

Elena Osinskaya, the manager of languages and initiatives in the Division of World Languages, Literature, and Culture, said the UI has a strong program with globally minded students, staff, and faculty, but she wasn’t surprised the university didn’t make the top 25.

“My personal view is we need to participate in international programs and events more often,” she said.

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