The University of Iowa

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Image representing the GoAbroad Innovation in Online Programming 2021 Finalist status
5/13/2021

University of Iowa recognized as finalist for 2021 GoAbroad Innovation Award

The Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa Study Abroad, and the CIMBA Italy Program, have been recognized as a finalist for the 2021 GoAbroad Innovation Award for Innovation in Online Programming for the innovative virtual study abroad course titled International Business in a Time of Disruption: Protectionism, Pandemics, and Political Fragmentation.
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2/16/2021

Innovation in study abroad offerings for Summer 2021

An archaeology dig in Sicily…performances of Shakespeare’s work…learning about Spain’s culture through conversations with Spaniards…all from the comforts of home. These experiences represent a small sampling of what students can expect from virtual study abroad course offerings this summer. The courses, led by UI faculty members, illustrate a bright spot of the COVID-19 pandemic—innovation through necessity. Student interest in learning about the world around them hasn’t diminished just because international travel isn’t possible at the moment. A growing group of faculty members has accepted the challenge to create virtual study abroad courses that allow students a rich learning experience—often featuring small-group discussions with in-country experts and scholars, hands-on cultural activities, livestreamed performances, and guided tours of historical sites.
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